I always try to make some sort of fall inspired dessert and this year it was Buckeyes. People positively swooned over these and they were one of the easiest things I have ever made. I made a ton of them thinking that I would take some to work to share but I had to keep refilling and they were gone in no time. It was one of those desserts where folks come up to you with their mouth full and their eyes huge and spew all sorts of "i love this!" noises at you. Here is how you make them:
16 oz. jar of peanut butter
stick of butter
box of powdered sugar
Mix those three things together, roll into small balls and place the balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Put a toothpick into the center of each ball and freeze overnight (or atleast until they are good and hard- 4 to 5 hours?)
Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler and roll the balls around the chocolate leaving a little bit at the top so they look like Buckeyes (or Horse Chestnuts if you are from around these parts). Put them back on the waxed paper. After you are all done with the chocolate step, the toothpicks will probably slide right out so remove them and smooth the hole over with the back of a spoon. Put the in the fridge for an hour or two until the chocolate is hardened and then try not to eat too many in one sitting.
Here is the entry for one of our less green thumbed friends. It is the blossom of what could have been. It was my favorite because I got to have the lovely flowers in the house all week and they smell great!
The kids are at school and the hubby is at work so I have some sewing to do!