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  1. Tuesday, January 26

    Peanut Butter Blobs and Buckeyes – 2 Recipes for the Price of 1!

    Last week, one of the batches of edible peanut butter playdough that I made was more suitable for eating than playing. Since we had more than enough playdough to play with, I rolled a bunch of the “dough” into little blobs and dipped them in melted chocolate chips to eat, an idea inspired by a recipe for Buckeyes that I’ve been meaning to try.  My blobs turned out quite yummy. In fact, my friend Nikki couldn’t stop eating them. (Sorry to out you, Nikki!)

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    So, today we have two recipes: Jane’s peanut butter blobs and the original recipe for Buckeyes.  The dry milk in the peanut butter blobs gives them a nice crunch, but I have to say that the Buckeyes recipe looks simply heavenly and I can’t wait to try them.  (Karen, who gave me the recipe, swears they’re awesome and I believe her.) I would have made them this week, but I have officially overdosed on peanut butter after all the playdough “testing.” I need a little break. Never thought I could get sick of something made out of peanut butter and chocolate.

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    Peanut Butter Blobs
     
    From Jane Maynard (evolved from a few peanut butter playdough recipes)
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    Recipe type: Dessert
    Ingredients
    • 18 ounces creamy peanut butter
    • 6 tablespoons honey
    • 1¼ cup non-fat dry milk (packet for one quart)
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • ½ – 1 cup chocolate chips (preferably half milk, half semi-sweet)
    Instructions
    1. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Roll into small “blobs” and dip in melted chocolate chips (you can melt in the microwave or over a double boiler). Let sit to harden. Store in an airtight container. (Quick tip: Spray your tablespoon with oil before measuring your honey and the honey will pour much easier.)

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    Buckeyes
     
    From Karen who got it from a friend who got it from a friend…
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    Recipe type: Dessert
    Ingredients
    • 18 oz crunchy peanut butter
    • 3 cups rice krispies smashed (can put in a ziplock and use a rolling pin to smash)
    • 1 stick of butter softened
    • 1 lb of powdered sugars
    • chocolate chips
    Instructions
    1. Mix above ingredients and refrigerate for 20 mins. Shape into balls and dip into melted chocolate (karen uses chocolate chips, you can either microwave the chips in a bowl for 1 minute and stir then do 15 sec increments after that until nice and smooth– or use a double boiler to melt – just be careful not to over cook the chips) then place on a cookie sheet and let harden! Enjoy! (Store in an airtight container.)