Sunday, December 25, 2011

Buck-eyes (peanut butter balls)

One of our Christmas traditions is the Travis family Christmas questionnaire.  It's basically a Christmas list that asks sizes, store preferences, etc. but also includes general life questions.  For example, this year included "What's the best thing that's happened this year?" and "What is your favorite holiday food?"

My brother in law put Mom's famous buck-eyes as his favorite holiday food item. Their family is moving to Costa Rica this year so it seemed fitting to make Nate's favorite holiday food item since he won't be around for awhile.

Buck eyes are pretty easy. I used the Kitchen Aid and it might have been a mistake because the mixture barely fit in there by the end but it worked anyways. Here's my mom's famous recipe that she's used to use at the annual Christmas Party so if anybody gets hungry for some Reeses type snacks, try this one out:

4 sticks margarine, softened
2 lb peanut butter
3 lb powdered sugar
lots of dipping chocolate

1. In a large bowl, combine the margarine and peanut butter.
2. Slowly add the powdered sugar
3. Roll walnut sized balls.
4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds
5. Dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate and set on wax paper to cool.



  1. I make these to. Except, I have leave alittle peanut butter peaking out of the top. Here Ohio State country they are a must for Christmas and football season!

  2. Oh that's a good idea! Probably why they're called "Buck eyes." Ill have to do That next time!