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Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 11 - Twelve Days of Christmas Share-a-thon

Hope you have all had a great day!

Today I'm sharing another recipe with you for some quick, easy and addicting candy...perfect for those holidays parties or gift giving.

Day 11 - Peanut Butter Buckeyes

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter, (not all-natural)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups (16-oz. box) powdered sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening


Line your two cookie sheets with wax paper.

 Beat the peanut butter and butter in large bowl until creamy. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture holds together and is moistened. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on prepared cookie sheets.  Freeze for 1 hour.  Now, melt your morsels and shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on high power for 1 minute, then stir.  If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

 Dip the peanut butter centers into melted chocolate using a toothpick, leaving a small portion of the center uncovered. Shake off excess chocolate and scrape bottom of candy on side of bowl. Return to cookie sheets; refrigerate until chocolate is set. 
Store your tasty treats in covered container in refrigerator.

Tomorrow is Day 12 already.  I hope you have enjoyed my Twelve Days of Sharing, and that you get a chance to try making some of the projects and recipes.  I'll be posting pictures of a couple of feather trees I made next week. 
See you tomorrow!


  1. these sure look tasty, hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Wish I could make these now but I have no powdered sugar! It's on the shopping list. I am doing Christmas sweets to give to friends and neighbors, thanks for this great recipe!

    Christmas blessings!

  3. Peanut butter and chocolate...almost as good as caramel and chocolate! Sounds yummy thanks for sharing! Kendra

  4. Oh num! Reese's peanut butter cups are just about my favourite candy and I think these would be just as delicious! Thanks for the recipe Wendy!

  5. Oh yum Friend!
    They look awesome.
    And easy.
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

  7. My family LOVES these! I'm not a peanut butter fan but still make them to please the rest! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Yummy!! I think I could make these Wendy.
    I have enjoyed reading each post and am sad its coming to an end.
    Warm Blessings,

  9. Ooohh...I love anything with peanut butter! YUMMY! ♥♥♥

  10. Thanks Wendy - this one is definitely going into my file! I've had them before, but I've never had a recipe for them. Yours looks so pretty!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  11. They look like a little bit of heaven. Im going to try them tomarrow. Thanks for sharing.

  12. My goodness, they look so yummy! my kids Love peanut butter, so i will have to try these!
    Thanks for sharing

  13. Wendy, Those were my MIL's favorite!! I made a version of them yesterday, but as fudge... YUMMO! Thanks for sharing! OLM


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