Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy
All I can say is YUUUUUUMMMMMMMYYYYYYY. I got this recipe from my Grandma when I was a little girl. Every Christmas I remember her making them and it was something I looked forward to. As a little girl I was able to help her because they are so easy and impossible to mess up! Some people might call them Buckeyes...but I just call them Grandma Leal's Peanut Butter candy. She's since passed on earlier this year, so these candies are even more special to me now.
2 large Hershey chocolate bars (if you want a thicker layer of chocolate use 3 or even 4!)
1 large jar of peanut butter (any brand, flavor, crunchy, smooth, whatever you want)
1 stick of butter
1 box (1lb) powdered sugar
Melt the butter and peanut butter in a sauce pan over a medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Take off the stove and pour into a bowl, add powdered sugar, stir gently (otherwise you will powder your WHOLE counter and yourself!), once somewhat mixed in, start kneeding with your hands....its much easier! Then spread into the bottom of a casserole dish. Next take your chocolate bars, break apart and put in a double boiler or anyway you choose to melt the chocolate. Once melted pour evenly over the peanut butter mixture and smooth. Pop in the fridge and in about 2hrs you have some delicious, easy, candy that will keep people talking about it for years and wanting more!
You can add more chocolate to thicken up the layer, I prefer it like this
See the huge amount it makes??? Easy AND Economical
~~~Happy Baking...or chillin' in this case~~~