2 jars peanut butter, plain or nutty.
2 boxes confectioners sugar
1 pound butter
1 bar Bakers semi sweet chocolate
Gulf wax 1/4 bar
As many cookie sheets as you can lay your hands on or 4 (whichever comes first)
Can you hear your arteries moaning and feel your sugar level reaching about 500, lol.
Take off your rings, this can get messy. lol. And don't forget to wash your hand before you start
Mix together the peanut butter and butter. After the peanut butter and butter are blended thoroughly, start adding the confectioners sugar. This will reach a consistency that you have to start using your hands to completely knead it in. Are you having fun yet?
Now get all your cookie sheets ready.
Pinch enough of the mix to make about an inch in diameter ball. After you roll each one into a ball,place it on the cookie sheet After each sheet is filled, place a toothpick in the center of each ball. You should have about 4 sheets of balls, or about 150-175 balls.
Put these in the refrigerator and let them harden.
While they are getting firm in the fridge, chill out and have a glass of nice wine. Check the little balls for hardness and if they aren't ready have another glass of wine. After the second glass of wine you and the little balls should be ready. If you are a fast drinker, and the little balls aren't ready, have another glass, go to bed and finish these tomorrow.
Last step, almost there.
Place the chocolate in a double boiler. It will be smoother and more consistent to break up the chocolate. Add to the chocolate some Gulf wax, this is necessary to make the chocolate stick to the little balls. When there are no lumps and everything is nicely melted, take the little balls out of the fridge. Pick them up one at a time by the toothpick and swirl them in the chocolate. Do not cover them completely, leave an area around the top so they look like a buckeye. (I've never seen one, but I will take the word of the person who gave me this recipe.)
Almost there, now place each buckeye back on the cookie sheet, and place the trays of buckeyes back in the fridge to set up. This shouldn't take long. . .............and.......Voila........BUCKEYES
Just in case you made these all in the same night and you had all those glasses of wine, PLEASE dont forget to take out the toothpicks before you eat them.
These are best made with friends. They can be kept in an airtight container, not your friends, the buckeyes. Bring them to Wine Country RV Park and share them with me!