Monday, 9 December 2013

Buckeye Delights

 Peanut butter and marriage ever in dessert history! Day 5 of the Betty Crocker 24 days of Cookies recipe is this lovely gem! I am going to be trying this one!



Cookie Base

1       pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/3    cup unsweetened baking cocoa 
1/2    cup butter or margarine, softened
1       egg


1/2      cup powdered sugar
1/2       cup peanut butter
2          tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1          teaspoon vanilla 
1/4       teaspoon salt 


1/2      cup whipping cream
1        cup plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips 
1         tablespoon peanut butter


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 36 mini muffin cups with mini foil candy cups (about 1 1/4 inch). In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until dough forms. Press about 1 tablespoon dough into each foil cup. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until puffy and set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In small bowl, mix filling ingredients until well blended. Press about 1 teaspoon mixture on top of each cooled cookie.
  • In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream just to boiling over low heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until cooled. Spread about 2 teaspoons chocolate mixture over each cookie cup.
  • Place remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds or until softened; knead to mix. Cut off small tip from one corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate mixture over each cookie cup. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. Store covered in refrigerator.
    * Buckeye candies are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. The name comes from their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree.

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