Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

Time to make: 1 hour

30 Buckeyes

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 lb. dipping chocolate (sold near bakers chocolate)
  • 30 Whole Pecans (Optional)
  1. Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter until well mixed.
  2. Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls, placing them on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper.
  3. Let balls stand for 20 minutes until dry.
  4. Melt the dipping chocolate in the microwave for around 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  5. Gently drop balls one at a time in melted chocolate.
  6. Use a fork or toothpick to remove it from the chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip off.
  7. Place back on the waxed paper.
  8. If you chose to use pecans, place a whole pecan on top of each buckeye while the chocolate is still soft.
  9. Let stand until dry.
  10. Store tightly covered in a cool dry place.

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.
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