"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Once a Buckeye...

always a Buckeye cookie fan!   The first time I had Buckeye cookies I was about 9.   Oh I was in love from that moment.  I made Buckeyes the other day and I thought I would share the recipe.

What's a Buckeye~some may ask? 

Well if you ask an Ohioan...you will most likely be told that a Buckeye(or the Buckeyes) are the greatest football team in the nation.   If you ask a Michiganite (Michigan) resident, you may hear a tad bit of disagreement.

For me...I was both, so the truth of the matter is this, I love peanut butter when it is covered in chocolate.  

A minor bit of information can help this process~
this is a Buckeye nut from the Buckeye tree

And here is the recipe for making Buckeyes

11/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 cups confectioners sugar
4 cups semi sweet chocolate(I used dark choc.)

Mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners
sugar together.  It will be somewhat dry.  Roll into
1 inch balls and put on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Put a toothpick into each one and freeze for 
about 30 minutes-or until your chocolate melts.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over barely
simmering water.  Stir constantly.
Once chocolate is smooth, dip the frozen peanut
butter balls into it, leaving a peanut butter top.
Refrigerate until serving.

I press the peanut butter back together so you can't see
the toothpick hole. 

Oh and one more thing~Go Bucks!


Lisa Thayer said...

These are this Michigander's favorite!

Humble wife said...

:) It is hard not to like them isn't it Lisa! Go Blue~? ;)

sidetracksusie said...

These are my kids favorites. I used the stretch the recipe by adding a crisped rice cereal. In Missouri, pecans were plentiful, so we rolled them in chopped pecans after dipping in chocolate. Now I scavenge Christmas tins, and after the cookies set, I place them in the little paper cups and make a tin full for each of the kids and ship them.
They are addictive, so we only make them at Christmas time.
I do so like your blog.
Blessings to you and yours,
sidetracksusie, no longer in MO but happily transplanted to WY!

Humble wife said...

What a great idea Susie~~I am going to try it!! Than you so much!!