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Almost Instant Buckeyes

Wonderful homemade candies made with peanut butter chips, vanilla frosting and cocoa candy melts – perfect for a dessert.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 72
 

Ingredients

1
bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips (1 2/3 cups)
1
container (16 oz) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
1
bag (12 oz) light cocoa candy melts or coating wafers

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  • 1 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In 2-quart saucepan, melt peanut butter chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in frosting. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Roll mixture into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt candy melts as directed on package.
  • 3 To coat each ball with candy, pierce ball with wooden skewer or toothpick; dip into melted candy, leaving small area around skewer uncoated. Place dipped ball on cookie sheet, pushing candy off skewer with tines of fork. (If desired, smooth skewer mark with finger.) If melted candy sets up while dipping, rewarm in microwave on LOW power. Let stand 5 minutes or until set.
  • 1 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In 2-quart saucepan, melt peanut butter chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in frosting. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Roll mixture into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt candy melts as directed on package.
  • 3 To coat each ball with candy, pierce ball with wooden skewer or toothpick; dip into melted candy, leaving small area around skewer uncoated. Place dipped ball on cookie sheet, pushing candy off skewer with tines of fork. (If desired, smooth skewer mark with finger.) If melted candy sets up while dipping, rewarm in microwave on LOW power. Let stand 5 minutes or until set.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Native of Ohio, a buckeye is a large nutlike seed from a tree of the horse-chestnut family.

Candy melts are small disk-shaped pieces of colored candy coating. They are typically used for candy clusters, molded candy and dipping. Look for the candy melts in the cake decorating, candy or craft aisles of large discount or craft stores.

To keep melted candy coating thin enough for dipping, place the bowl of melted coating over a bowl of warm water.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.