Monday, December 21, 2009

Life Is Good :)

Ahhhhh.....this is the part I like the best.....the really bad stuff :)  First you start out with several really pretty boxes that you have purchased 9 months ago for 25 cents each (new from a candy shop).  Then you store them in all that extra space you have.....just move your stash over....or pile the boxes on top of the fabric....your choice.


Then you melt Nestles Chocolate Chips or Chunks.  Purchased on sale of course. (Pretend you are not reading this part....this is really bad....you shave some Gulf Wax and melt it into your chocolate...you did not see this part remember?) 


While you have your chocolate melting on low heat in a double boiler.....you put 24 oz of Jif Peanut Butter and 1 1/3 sticks of Imperial Margarine (softened)  into the blender.  Mix well.


Then add as much powdered sugar as necessary to get it to a consistency to roll into balls.  You might have to use your intuition here....guess....fly by the seat of your pants....what ever works for you.  I use more than 16 oz and closer to 20 oz sometimes.


Then walk out onto your back steps and put that bowel of Peanut butter nastiness there to get cold.  If you happen to be one of "those" who live in warmer climates....guess you folks will have to put yours into the fridge.  So sad for you.  (Yes those are my foot prints from my house shoes.  Well what did you expect....size 5 on a woman who is 6 feet tall?  Yes they are a size 12....who asked anyway:)  My house shoes say "Life is Good" on the bottom....so much fun in the snow :)
Then, when your peanut butter mixture gets firm enough to roll into balls....you roll them up and place them on wax paper.  With a toothpick, you poke into a ball and dip it into your melted chocolate.  Carefully place it onto the wax paper or parchment paper lined pan.  Take your finger and dip it into water and then you can smooth that little hole closed if you wish.  When they get firm....do you know what you have? 

Buckeyes!!! 

I had never had one until I moved to Ohio.  I don't like peanut butter and chocolate together.  My neighbor made them for us for Christmas the first year we lived here.  To be polite I tried one.  To my shock and surprise....I liked them.  Should I have been grateful or really ticked?  Who actually needs another really nasty thing to like?   

Naughty Smiles,
Kelly

7 comments:

  1. I knew where you were going with this one... They are so much fun to make...and eat!

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  2. I was really afraid to read your post today, afraid you would have something on there that I just could not resist...you are bad for me. I know, said I would be out of computer range, we had a change of mind and went to another hotel to rest up a bit more.....what can I say....my husband says I could be on my death bed and still blog....what can I say?

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  3. I made my first buckeyes when we lived in Ohio 8 years ago. LOVE EM!!!

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  4. They look yummy! We love them but I'm too lazy to make them! LOL

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  5. Your Buckeyes look yummy. This is a treat that I'm going to have to give a try & make....but we don't have snow to chill them. In fact it was 72 during the day yesterday! I guess I'll need to clear space in my fridge.

    Love your shoes too!

    Have a Merry Christmas
    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  6. I love Buckeyes!! I live in PA near the OH border so we have had these all my life! They are my favorite holiday cookie! Thanks for sharing!

    PS: Love the shoes!

    Jen

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Smiles,
Kelly

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