BuckEye Luke

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September was a fantastic month. The weather was gorgeous and the farmer's market has been a delight. So much fresh and seasonal produce to choose from and tons of pretty flowers. I just love dahlias. These days my home revolves around classes, meals and snacks. As we've been playing around in the kithchen to figure out what the kids would like best...Erin made some BuckEyes to snack on and boy did they go over well with Luke... Buckeye recipeBox of confectioners sugar 3/4 cups butter (stick and a half) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 jar creamy peanut butter 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Mix peanut butter, butter, sugar, vanilla extract until smooth. Doesn't have to be perfectly smooth, as the next step is to roll mixture into balls (size is up to you!) and place on baking sheet (or plate) lined with parchment paper. Place into fridge for at least an hour to chill. Once the peanut butter balls have chilled, put chocolate chips into microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute and stir, then heat for additional increments of 30 seconds until smooth, stirring after each time. (You can also use a double boiler but that is beyond me.)

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Take peanut butter balls out of the fridge and, using a toothpick, dip each ball into chocolate 2/3 of the way. If the balls are falling off the toothpicks, you can also rest them on top of a fork to dip. Place finished balls back onto parchment paper-covered cookies sheets and into fridge to cool. Finish by pinching toothpick holes closed, or adding your own garnish and enjoy!