Monday, July 9, 2012

Camp What-A-Wonder - "Campfire Cooking" - Buckeyes

This week the theme for Wonderopolis' Camp What-A-Wonder is, Campfire Cooking.  Betsy loves to cook and make movies.  Her movie is featured on this week's Wonder of Day, #645 What Is a Chuckwagon?  It seemed only natural for her to make movies of her (and Ben) cooking some great campfire treats.  Below is the first in several of a series called, Campfire Cooking with Betsy.  What are some of you favorite campfire treats?

The recipe for Buckeyes:
(Betsy cut the recipe in 1/2 as she said in the video.)

1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, soffened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups confectioner sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1.  In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, butter, vanilla and sugar.  Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
2.  Press a toothpick into the top of each ball.  Put into the freezer for about 30 minutes.
3.  Melt chocolate chips.
4.  Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate.  Leave small portion of peanut butter showing, so they look like real buckeyes.  Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

In case you were wondering.....  
Here is what a buckeye nut looks like.

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