Recipe: Kristen Bell’s 4-Ingredient Holiday Treats
Easy to Make and Fun for the Whole Family
By Kristen Bell
Buckeyes are an Ohio classic. My parents are from there, and for the uninitiated, that’s where these chocolate-covered peanut butter balls (and the Ohio State mascot!) get their name. I always made Buckeyes with my mom growing up. I made them in high school during sleepovers with my friends, and now I make them with my kids. It’s fun because they get their hands all chocolate-y, plus it’s a simple recipe — you really can’t blow it.
Buckeyes (Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls)
Makes about 36 Buckeyes
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
1 2/3 cups 365 Everyday Value® Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
2 cups 365 Everyday Value® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and peanut butter. Using about 1 tablespoon each, form and roll the mixture into small balls. Set the balls aside (I like to chill mine on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in the refrigerator) during the next step.
Using a double boiler or a saucepan plus a heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Dip your peanut butter balls into the chocolate to coat. Place the completed buckeyes back onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet and put them back into the refrigerator for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the chocolate has set.