Monday, September 10, 2012

Savvy's Buckeye Balls

Good afternoon, dear friends! Gosh it's been awhile hasn't it? I think my brain and kitchen hands turned off for an entire week after the Anthro event! It was so much fun and definitely a stretch for me, but I'm back in business and GUESS WHERE I AM?? Charlotte! Party on, people! Nothin' like being in my mother's kitchen for some serious inspiration!

Today, however, I'm sharing my secret, jewel of a friend with you... she's this gorgeous, blonde beauty, she hails from Colorado, married an Aussie (woop woop!), does photography with him and has this killer blog that you've got to check out. She's so gifted at everything she does, she's such an amazing, loving friend and she just happens to kick butt in the kitchen, too. My kinda girl! Meet Savvy and enjoy her fab recipe for Buckeye Balls... the perfect dessert for a smooth transition into Autumn.
This is one of my family's Christmas traditions. My mom and I would always make these together. They are called Buckeye Balls. Here's how to make them:

  • 4 (16 oz) jars peanut butter
  • 3 & 1/2 (16 oz) packages confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 (12 oz) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used very dark chocolate)
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • a dash of vanilla extract
  • Blend together the peanut butter, sugar and melted butter. Allow to chill in the refrigerator.

  • Roll into 1 inch balls and return to refrigerator.

  • In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the chocolate and shortening. Add the vanilla and whisk together until smooth.
  • With a toothpick inserted in the balls, dip them into the chocolate so they look like buckeyes. Place on waxed paper and allow to set in the refrigerator.

And there they are, friends... those luscious dollops of peanut buttery goodness! THANK YOU, sweet Savvy, for being so amazing and fun and for DOING THIS POST! People, let's get to work! Make a batch or two (or five since they're so darn good and easy) and give them away!

lots and lots of love and so glad to be back!


  1. Great post, Savvy! Being from Ohio - the "buckeye" state - people made these all the time growing up for parties & football games & well...ANYTHING, really! Nobody made them as pretty as yours though! You were an awesome guest on Recitherapy!!!!