When I made that huge and delicious peanut butter pie I bought a large jar of some cheap peanut butter. But i only needed half of the cheap stuff. Not to say its not delicious, because I do love me some peanut butter, but I didnt want the jar to sit in my cabinet and taunt me.

As I put the extra peanut butter in the back of my mind, i spent some quality time with big sis while she came to NY for a visit. Hanging with her, i was reminded of her friend’s Peanut Butter Balls AKA Buckeyes. From there, i thought about Smitten’s Recipe for Buckeyes…And after a quick glance in my kitchen, discovered i had a great recipe to use up all the peanut butter and had everything needed to make my own buckeyes… or so i thought.

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I followed Smittens Recipe in exact measurements..EXCEPT for one major component. The chocolate. Smitten asked for 6 oz of chocolate. I only had 4 oz of chocolate. This, as it turns out, is not enough. Please note my sarcasm. Also, please note my stupidity for not obtaining more chocolate.

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I began to follow the recipe by creaming crushed graham crackers, with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar.

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When it was all mixed up, i rolled the mixture into balls (about a tablespoon and a half) and set them on some wax paper. I let them chill out in the fridge while i melted my pitiful amount of chocolate.

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It was at this point, as I stood by the stove melting chocolate that i severely underestimated the amount of chocolate I had. . . I tried to get it to loosen up. And my wondering led me to over heat it and burn it…

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But it didnt stop me from trying to dip the balls into the chocolate.

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It was disastrous! I considered dumping the whole lot… but i couldn’t bring myself to do it. I dont like wasting stuff! So i poured the hot melted chocolate (whatever was left of it anyway) into a pastry bag –

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and did my best to pipe pretty chocolate swirls on the peanut butter balls. But at this point, the chocolate was a little clumpy and clogged the bag several times. This is the result of desperation.

I put them in the fridge and hoped cheese eater would eat them… but he didn’t. So i packed them and doled them out to coworkers and family… mostly people who wouldn’t judge my presentation. lol.

The good news is that the “buckeyes” were a hit! And if i may say so myself- were the same consistency of a reese’s peanut butter cup.

I will have to make these again… but with more chocolate.

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