Your favorite peanut butter truffles had a costume change and are now dipped in white chocolate.
Originally I had the grand plan of drawing little red lines on these to make them look like actual eyeballs in the spirit of Halloween. But I decided I didn’t have time to do that to every single one soooo here we are with regular white chocolate buckeyes! Maybe next year ;-). These are exactly the same as the buckeyes candies I posted long ago, but they are dipped in white chocolate instead. Mind blowing I know.
Anywho, I thought these were the right thing to make after losing to Penn State last week. That terrible awful game I had to witness alongside of my Penn State alum boyfriend. Yea, that was fun – not. But this week is a new week and we play Northwestern. Despite my love for purple, as always I will be cheering on the scarlet and gray from inside the shoe!
Two years ago: Apple Harvest Oatmeal Revisit
Three years ago: Sweet and Sour Chicken
Four years ago: Scooter’s Spaghetti
WHITE CHOCOLATE BUCKEYES
Makes a lot
1-1/2 cups PB&Co White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter (regular is fine)
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar (or 3 cups unsifted)
6 oz. white chocolate candy bark
6 oz. white chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening
- Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time to reach desired consistency, then use hands to form a smooth stiff dough.
- Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, insert a wooden toothpick, and place in the freezer.
- Melt chocolate and shortening together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
- Remove balls from freezer. Dip into melted chocolate leaving a small circle uncovered at the base of the toothpick. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down. Repeat with remaining balls.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set. Remove toothpicks and carefully smudge the holes left behind with fingertip.
Source: Adapted from my Buckeye Candies.