Clean Sweep Of The Week!-Buckeyes

We are on a roll with desserts!

This recipe submitted by a dear friend, Tanya, is for the traditional Buckeyes that often show up on our holiday tables and dessert plates.

….you guys are killing me…I am going to have to get back into dinner one of these days, lol!

Let’s check it out!

Here is the link to the original recipe:
http://www.food.com/recipe/buckeyes-488335
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Those look too darn perfect for my liking…

Buckeyes

  • 1 12 cups Smucker’s® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter or 1 12 cups Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter

Directions

  1. COMBINE peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.
  2. PLACE chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.
  3. INSERT toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip 3/4 of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Variation:.
  5. SPICY BUCKEYES: ADD 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper with peanut butter mixture in step 1. Continue recipe as directed.

Servings: 40

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So here is what I did… and honestly mine don’t look quite like those (or as pretty…), BUT after several taste testers I have been assured that these are very yummy and I can attest-guilt free!

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  • 96g natural PB of choice
  • ¼ cup water plus ¼ cup water PLUS 1/8 cup water-divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered stevia
  • 5 scoops Nutrabio Vanilla Whey Isolate Protein
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 14g (1 serving) unsweetened chocolate
  • 14g (1 serving) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 scant tsp coconut oil, melted

Directions

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.

COMBINE peanut butter, vanilla, and ¼ cup water in large bowl.. Add the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like a large crumbly dry mixture. Add the other ¼ cup water, mixing with your hands. Continue to add water SLOWLY WHILE YOU MIX -until the mix will Shape into 1-inch balls. You do not want the mix to be overly wet. (if that happens, don’t panic! Just add more protein powder-a little at a time)

Place on a wax paper lined sheet and refrigerate.

PLACE chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth (I only had to heat it once at 30 seconds and then again for 10 seconds)

Take the chocolate mix and pour over the balls, dividing the chocolate mix between the balls as equally as possible. I would place all the balls close together so you have little space between so you don’t “waste” the chocolate. I did not fully coat the balls but made sure that they all got around halfway covered.

Freeze until firm and then store in the fridge.

If you want to do the spicy variation go right ahead- cinnamon and cayenne won’t change the nutritional breakdown 😉

Servings: 40

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See? Guilt Free!

Here’s to stopping with just one!… Good Luck, ( I failed miserably).

Liz Jackson

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