Shortening substitute

A recipe I want to make calls for 2 tablespoons shortening. I don't own any and don't want to buy it. Can I sub anything for it?

  • Posted by: barb48
  • December 12, 2012
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peicook
peicook December 12, 2012

what are you making?

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barb48
barb48 December 12, 2012

@ peicook Buckeye candies.

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peicook
peicook December 12, 2012

I am not familiar with the name Buckeye candy but have just googeled the recipe and see that it is what we call "peanut butter balls". I make these see that the vegetable shortening is used in the chocolate for dipping. I think you can safely sub 1 tsp of vegetable oil with the chocolate.

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Crazy Mel
Crazy Mel December 12, 2012

You can try coconut oil if you have it. Hope this helps

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em-i-lis
em-i-lis December 12, 2012

i second peicook and crazy mel- i use veg oil in my buckeyes.

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