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Old 09-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #11
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Thanks Luvs! I don't know what size bag you have but as a general rule 1 cup of confectioners' sugar = 4 1/2 ounces.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:13 PM   #12
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OMG, that has got to be good!! Reeses peanut butter cups are my all time fav candy. I would be in SO much trouble!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:49 PM   #13
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This is my buckeye recipe:

Peanut butter balls:

cup butter
1lb confectionery sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together all ingredients and form into small balls. Put these balls in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.



Coating:



Melt 1 package (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of double boiler (add paraffin wax just enough so it has a good shine and doesn’t show finger prints on finished buckeye). Dip balls in chocolate but leave just a little of the peanut butter part showing..

My mom always made these and chocolate covered cherries.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:05 PM   #14
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Hi all.

I have 3 questions!! Firstly, can you describe Graham crackers please? (Sorry, am British and want to find UK equivalent!) Secondly, what is 'shortening'? And lastly, does putting paraffin wax into the chocolate make up for not tempering?! Anything to avoid tempering!

These recipes are so lush, I can't wait to try them!! Thank you!
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:21 PM   #15
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Hi Capirossi!
Here is the definition of Graham Crackers. You can either buy the crumbs or make crumbs by crushing the crackers with a rolling pin. You can buy graham crackers here.

Vegetable shortening is a vegetarian alternative to lard. It is a solid fat made from hydrogenated vegetable oils.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:49 PM   #16
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And lastly, does putting paraffin wax into the chocolate make up for not tempering?! Anything to avoid tempering!
Yes the paraffin wax is used in place of tempering the chocolate. If you use too much or the chocolate takes on a waxy taste, use too little and the chocolate melts to easily (not that mine survive long enough for that).
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:28 PM   #17
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Here's what you'll need:

4 cups of confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1 1/2 cups of smooth peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
1 1/3 cups of graham cracker crumbs
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (16-ounces)
1 tablespoon of shortening
You have just made my heart stop. These remind me in part or ingredients of Dracula's eyeballs that I make during Halloween. They are scary good, sinful some would say, that'd be me. Thank you so much for posting this, these look sooooooooooooooooooooooooo incredible. Also, I'd not known of the graham cracker crumbs either. <--- good tip
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #18
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Those look so creepy. That gives me a good idea for Halloween.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:07 PM   #19
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they are wonderful, a little unnerving to make or I should say get just right, but the taste is remarkable.
they taste very much like these, some of my favorite treats
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:23 PM   #20
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Thank you Mama I will def be making these this Christmas to give away but I'll be making them into Buckeyes like Jabbur mentioned since I now am an Ohioan!!
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