I’m not a big football fan. Oh, I’ll watch it, and I’m even getting better at asking intelligent questions, but if it wasn’t on- I wouldn’t miss it. Wait. I would miss the band. I LOVE watching the marching bands. Professional football sucks at this. It’s half-time, and they cut to the Half-Time Report. WHY? Didn’t I just spend the last 2 hours watching the 1st half- now you have to tell me what I saw? I know, the half-time report covers all the rest of the games, blah, blah, blah. I still would prefer to watch the marching bands.
Yup- you might have guessed that I was a band nerd in school. Marched with the bass clarinet or saxophone, depending on the music we were performing. Loved it. Hated being out in the cold, but loved the marching band.
I think I got lost on a tangent there. I actually wanted to talk to you about Buckeyes…candy. Not marching bands (like the Ohio State Buckeyes)! Oh, silly me! (Welcome to my crazy thought process)
Buckeyes, the candy, is a peanut butter center that has been dipped in chocolate. Read that carefully…dipped in chocolate- not covered in chocolate. You still want to see some of the peanut butter center peeking through- so it looks like a Buckeye! I know- cool concept :)
Makes 30 candies
1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 pound melting chocolate*
In medium size mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. The mixture will be thick.
Using a small-sized ice cream scoop, scoop mixture onto a waxed-paper lined cookie sheet. Roll into balls. Note: if the mixture is sticky (say the weather is warm), place the buckeye centers in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until cool enough to roll.
Melt your chocolate, according to your favorite method…being careful not to burn it. Stick a toothpick into a buckeye center and dip it in the chocolate…making sure not to cover the whole thing. Place back on cookie sheet (remove toothpick), and continue. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator to let the buckeyes set. Serve cold or at room temperature.
*Note: You can use whatever melting chocolate you have on hand. I used Merckens milk chocolate for one batch, than Merckens dark chocolate for another batch.
Made with love, not calories!