Come To Mama!

Most of you know that I’ve been on a “getting fit” kick for the past seven months or so. I’ve been fairly proud of the fact that I’ve kept with it for that long because…I HATE TO EXERCISE. I hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE it.

Even after seven months, I still hate it just as much as I did when I first started out.

Peanut Butter Buckeye Recipe | Medina Ohio Photographer
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Other than Christmas, I’ve done fairly well at trying to reduce my food portions as well. And, while I didn’t do horrible at Christmas, I just wasn’t as good as I was before the holidays.

Peanut Butter Buckeye Recipe | Medina Ohio Photographer

But then it was January and I got back into the “getting fit” and “eating smaller portions” routine. I didn’t like it, but I did it.

And then yesterday rolled around and this fairly intelligent woman did the dumbest thing possible. She made not just a single batch…but a double batch of her very favorite, most tempting treat in all the world.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes….yum-mee!

Peanut Butter Buckeye Recipe | Medina Ohio Photographer
Come to mama you beautiful thing!

Peanut Butter Buckeye Recipe | Medina Ohio Photographer

I’ll tell you one thing though…if those rotten munchkins that share this home with me confiscate even one more of my yummies, there is going to be BIG trouble here in The Arthur Clan. I do NOT like to share my Peanut Butter Buckeyes.

Peanut Butter Buckeye Recipe | Medina Ohio Photographer

I think that means I need to go find a good hiding place for those darn things.

If you’d like to join me in my fat explosion, you can find the recipe below. My friend, Lori, introduced me to these buckeyes and they are the easiest to make and yummiest buckeyes I’ve ever had in my life.

Which is very unfortunate for my health kick.

 

Peanut Butter Buckeyes:

1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, room temp
2 1/2 cups confectionery sugar (more or less)
melting chocolate (I prefer chocolate almond bark, it’s near the chocolate chips)

Mix the peanut butter, butter and sugar together. Use your hands if needed because it’s very thick. Dough should be nice and stiff but not crumbly and definitely not sticky.

Roll the dough into 1″ balls and set them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Store in freezer until very firm.

Melt chocolate (I microwave it in 30 second intervals until smooth and runny stirring inbetween.)

Get a few of the peanut butter balls out of the freezer (only about 10-20 at a time so that they remain frozen.) Using a toothpick, dip them into the melted chocolate. Make sure to leave a bit of the peanut butter showing at the top.

Place them back on the wax paper and into the freezer until the chocolate is set. Store in the fridge or freezer.