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How to Make Buckeyes

Learn how to make buckeyes -- peanut butter and chocolate balls -- from pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Katie Rosness [sp] and today I'm going to show you how to make Buckeyes.

This is definitely a Christmas favorite. And if you like peanut butter, this is going to be your new year 'round favorite.

But I'm starting my mixer with softened butter and peanut butter. I have 4 Tablespoons of butter and about 1/3rd a cup of peanut butter. This is the creamy peanut butter although you could definitely use chunky if you prefer it. And also about 3/4 of a cup of powdered sugar. Going right in. Just for a little extra flavor, a pinch of salt.

So I'm going to beat those together just until its smooth. Okay. So my batter is ready to go. I'm just going to scrape down my spatula. Let's take a paddle here.

Okay. And it should be pretty easy to work with. Let's take a look at this. It's almost like dough. It becomes like a kind of Play-Doh type consistency.

Now you could definitely do this with your hands if you don't mind getting messy, but I prefer to use a scoop. So I'm just going to go in and scoop little balls. Okay.

So we'll start with that then. Just with my hands, I'm going to pick these up and just kind of roll them into balls. So if your hands are sticking, this is the perfect time to grab a little bit of powdered sugar and that will just keep everything nice and easy to work with.

I want you to go ahead making these perfect little balls. So we have our perfect balls ready to go. As you can see, I also have gold wrappers that I have on this side, so once I dip the Buckeyes in chocolate, I'm just going to pop them right into the wrapper and they'll be ready to go.

So one by one, you could dip the entire thing. You could just dip the bottom. I like to just dip the bottom and then right into my wrapper. And again, right in. You could also use toothpicks once the dough is firm. It will help you get right in.

You can see they come out really cute when dipped on the bottom. And also I'm going to top them with just a little chocolate. Just a drizzle over the top. It's a little modern twist on the Buckeye here. And a little chopped peanuts.

So once these chill in the refrigerator for about half an hour, the chocolate will firm up. You'll be able to pop them right out of the wrapper and they'll be perfect little Christmas candy.

That's how you make Buckeyes.

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