Isn’t this perfect timing? Buckeyes are my go-to Thanksgiving treat AND the Buckeyes jut beat Michigan and are undefeated!
I have seen many variations on this recipe and I am always tempted to try them, but I stick with the original. No pun intended since my copy is on a refrigerator magnet. It’s the same one my mom uses and it saves me from having to dig out the book.
Mix together 3 cups of creamy peanut butter, one and 1/2 sticks of softened butter and 2 pounds of confectioner’s sugar. Form them into small balls. The recipe doesn’t say this, but it’s best to chill them in the fridge for a half an hour or so. That will keep them from slipping off the toothpick when you dip it into the melted chocolate. The magnet says 16 ounces of dipping chocolate. I can never remember if I prefer dark or milk. I think this time around I’ve come to the conclusion that dark is better.
You can melt your chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler. I actually saved this old slow cooker and use it expressly for buckeye dipping because the shape of the lid is perfect for keeping a grip on the peanut butter balls.
Speaking of the peanut butter balls, I was a little too tired to do the dipping so I left them naked in the fridge overnight. It was a joy to be greeted by the lovely aroma of peanut butter the next morning. Why aren’t there peanut butter scented candles and air fresheners?
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving.
I’m quite proud of my little table for two. Especially the centerpiece. I saw it in the Pottery Barn catalog and had to recreate it. Here’s the things: those little corn cobs are individual pieces. Let’s just say I had to dig out the glue gun while the turkey was cooking.
I always hear this talk about centerpieces. Many of them are elaborate and huge. They’re usually beautiful, but I always wonder about those. Growing up in our house the food was the centerpiece.
Everything came out great, except my stuffing was a little too moist. I put it back in the oven, spread it out on a cookie sheet, and promptly forgot about it. That’s a recipe for charcoal. I’ll try not to repeat that next year.
In other news:
This pumpkin had a little too much turkey, and she will do anything for a patch of sunshine. In case you can’t tell, she climbed up onto a folding chair.
Eat Well and Savor.