25 November 2008

acorn recipe for my #gno friend

one of the gals on #gno last night, asked for a recipe for buckeyes. this is my grandmother's recipe for what we call acorns.


growing up, these were one of my favorite christmas treats (and they still are). these are a little bit of trouble to make, but they are definitely worth it.

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
6 oz chocolate chips
1/8 bar paraffin

1. in a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar.
2. using a wooden spoon, mix until smooth and well blended.
3. shape 1 slightly rounded teaspoon into a ball.
4. refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Next day:
5. in a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and paraffin.
6. microwave on high, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and paraffin are melted.
7. using a fork, dip cold “acorns” into chocolate mixture just until two-thirds covered.
8. place on waxed paper to set.
9. when chocolate coating is firm, store, covered in refrigerator.

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