Simple and sweet.
Get excited—the yummiest holiday of the year is just around the corner. But since many of us aren’t cut out to be Suzy Homemakers, here’s a tasty little dessert that will stand out in any cookie swap and delight your holiday guests. Feel free to test them out before the big day with your snuggle buddies, while being wrapped under something soft and cuddly like our 100% organic cotton throw blankets.
And now for the treats. These odd-looking candies are known as Peanut Butter Balls to some, and Buckeyes to those who hail from Ohio—like our co-founder, Missy! According to Ohioans, a Buckeye tree, the state tree of Ohio, produces nuts that look identical to the Buckeye dessert.
"Buckeyes are a holiday tradition in my family! They're easy enough for little ones to help, and perfect for those looking for a gluten-free way to indulge your sweet tooth." —Missy Tannen
1 pound creamy peanut butter
½ pound butter at room temperature
1 ½ pounds confectioners sugar
16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (and additional chips on hand)
- In a mixer, use the paddle attachment to beat the peanut butter and butter on low. Slowly add in confectioners sugar until blended. If a mixer is unavailable, you can mix this by hand.
- Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place in freezer for at least one hour, or refrigerate overnight.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, stirring frequently. Or, place the chocolate in a bowl and microwave for 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
- Using toothpicks or forks, dip the frozen peanut butter balls three-fourths of the way into the melted chocolate, and place on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. To remove the toothpick marks, take the back of a spoon and smooth over the top of the Buckeyes. Place cookie sheet with candies back into the fridge until the chocolate has hardened. Store refrigerated until ready to serve!
Don’t forget to share your Buckeyes fun with us on Instagram by tagging @bollandbranch and using the hashtag #bollandbranch.