Buckeyes for the Kids Table

December 13, 2009
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Author Notes

This is more of a Christmas candy then cookie, but they are fun to make. Who doesn't love anything that tastes like a peanut butter cup! My brother and I used to make these for our church holiday parties. They were always a hit at the kids table! —Kelsey Banfield

  • Serves 3 dozen (about)
  • 3 tablespoons good quality vanilla
  • 3 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 pound butter, unsalted
  • 2 pounds crunchy peanut butter (smooth is OK, too, but I prefer crunchy in this recipe)
  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 bar of paraffin wax
In This Recipe
  1. Mix together the vanilla, powdered sugar, butter and crunchy peanut butter. Roll into 1" balls with the palms for your hands. Place on a tray or platter and allow them to cool in the fridge.
  2. In a double boiler, or glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt together chocolate chips and wax. Working quickly, dip peanut butter balls into the chocolate with a toothpick until the peanut butter is totally coated. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and place them in the fridge to chill. Once they have chilled and the chocolate is set they are ready to eat.
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Home cook, food blogger, cookbook author, wine lover, avid traveler, and mother of two young children. Check out my books: The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food into Family Life (2012), and The Family Calendar Cookbook: From Birthdays to Bake Sales, Good Food to Carry You Through the Year (2015), Running Press.