I know this month I told you I’d be sharing some fast dinner ideas, and I will. I am going to take a break from that this week to give some love to college football! I’m sure Kiki can vouch for the craziness of the Buckeye fans from Ohio State in Columbus. It is like no other! So today, I am shouting out to my Buckeyes and giving you a great treat at the same time. (That and I am having withdrawls not having season tickets this year since we moved away!)
For those of you that are wondering what a Buckeye is exactly, it is a nut that grows on a tree and basically looks like the treat below. Here is the real thing…
It is also the mascot of Ohio State University. Here’s Brutus Buckeye to give you an idea of the inspiration for the treat….
So give these Buckeyes a try, they are a great treat to snack on during football games (even if your not a Buck-nut like me!). Everyone will love them, and how could they not with chocolate and peanut butter?! Enjoy.
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 pkg chocolate candy coating or chocolate bark
1.In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
2.Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
3.Melt candy coating in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
4.Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.
All I can say from this point on is GO BUCKS!!!