Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ohio State BUCKEYES!

Anyone who lives in the state of Ohio (or Michigan *blech*) knows about the big rivalry coming up this weekend!

Ohio State -vs- Michigan

And of course, the Bucks are going to kick some Wolverine butt! If we were living in Ohio right now, everyone would be talking about "the game", asking who's going up to Columbus to tailgate, and who's having a party to watch on tv. There'd be people sporting Ohio State buckeye gear everywhere everyday, and if you could get anything you wanted with a Buckeye logo on it.. salt&pepper shakers, purses, lamps, and even checker sets.
Being here in Washington really puts a burden on our Buckeye Spirit every fall. Most people don't understand how we could enjoy watching a COLLEGE football team rather than a Pro team, let alone understand the crazyness that is Buckeye fans!

So this year, we decided to surround ourselves with at least a little OSU pride... we made Buckeyes! (For those that don't know, it is a chocolately peanut buttery ball of amazingness that looks like a buckeye)

Here's the recipe I used:
This recipe makes about 6 dozen! But you can cut it down if you want less, I just always make this many because they don't last long with my family/friends. lol.

1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners sugar
2-3 bags semisweet chocolate chips (I usually buy/melt 3 and use the extra to have chocolate covered strawberries!)

1. Mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners sugar.
The dough should be about the consistency of sugar cookie dough. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
2. Put a toothpick in the top of each ball and chill in freezer until firm, usually takes about 30 minutes.

3. Melt chocolate chips in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (You can also use a double boiler or crockpot). Stir frequently until smooth.

4. Dip the frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes.
Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate or freeze until serving.

Make sure not to take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer until you are ready to dip them soon after, otherwise they will sweat and the chocolate won't stick!

These are really rich, but so good!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm that sounds so good! I had never heard of those. I'm going to have to try this recipe out!