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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

When Irish (Buck) Eyes are Smilin' {Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls}

It's almost time for my favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day!  A couple weeks ago, I showed you how to make my yummy Chocolate Vanilla-Mint Fudge. Today I'm showing off Irish Buckeyes!

Like the fudge, this one is super easy too!  See this pretty green sherbet cup?  My mom used to serve my brother and I Jell-O and pudding in these.  I love green and pink Depression glass!

Feel free to pin it so you'll have the recipe handy when you're ready to try it out.

Irish Buckeyes


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 bag white chocolate chips
green food coloring
(mini chocolate chips are optional)


Mix the peanut butter and butter until creamy, then mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla. You can also add mini chocolate chips here too, if you've got to have that chocolate fix!  Roll into balls and place on a sheet covered with wax paper.  Melt white chips and stir in desired amount of food coloring.  Using a toothpick, dip balls in melted mixture and let harden on wax paper.  You can use almond bark for this too, if you'd like, but something funky always happens to my almond bark when I add food coloring and they just don't turn out as nice. 


Thanks to Lisa Lynn at The Self-Sufficient HomeAcre for featuring this recipe!

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre
Thanks, also, to Renea at Cupcake-n-Bake for the feature!
Cupcake-n-Bake



49 comments:

  1. Those buckeyes look so good!..Christine

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  2. a new one for me, Sarah! but they do look a treat :))
    thanks for hosting and inviting..
    blessings!

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  3. These sound soo good! I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing . Stopping by from Katherine's Blog hop :)

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  4. Hi Sarah, thanks so much for sharing buckeyes recipe and thanks for hosting the party.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Sarah,
    Now don't they look yummy!! Love the sheet music and the green depression glass!!

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. Hi Sarah!
    Your Irish Buckeyes look delicious :) Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

    Another great hop! I love the features!

    My seeds for self sufficiency is about saving seeds for your future gardens. Something I'm trying to do more of to prepare my family for rising food costs.

    Thanks for all you do!

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  7. Thanks for hosting a lovely link up!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Love the Buckeyes Sarah! Thanks for the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. The Buckeyes are so cute. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. I love the buckeyes recipe, thanks sweetie. Thank you for the invite, so happy to be here! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  11. My daughter's husband proposed to her on St. Patrick's day so it's a special holiday to us! I'm eager to make these buckeyes for their "anniversary."

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by. I linked up my post. :) I love St. Patrick's Day, too.

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  13. Thank you so much for featuring my purses. Your recipe looks so good I'll have to make it and try it out. Take care, Darlene

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  14. Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the invite. What a lovely family and a lovely blog that you have. I am your newest follower, and that is so wonderful that you live in Oregon too.

    Kathy M.

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  15. Thanks for the invitation! I added you to the link up page.

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  16. Thanks for all the good ideas! These are really cute!

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  17. Great party again this week, I am so happy to be linking up!
    Thanks so much for hosting, I hope you have a fantastic week ahead!
    Sarah

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  18. Hello Sarah,
    Just look at that tiny pink bundle. You've been blessed with a quiver full! Your family is so lovely.
    I'm so glad you stopped by and commented. I'm so happy to meet you. I live in Bend. We've been here for 7 1/2 years and love it.
    God brought us here and not a day goes by that I don't thank Him.
    I have just become your newest follower and am adding your blog to my blog roll at the bottom of my post.
    Blessings to you and your beautiful family,
    Carolynn xo

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  19. Your Buckeyes look very good! Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  20. Your recipe is terrific! Thanks for sharing! Lots of holidays this month and the time change and we are in for more snow! Sigh! I hope your weekend is wonderful and thank you for sharing today!

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  21. Thanks for linking up last week - I'd love to see what you have to share this week! http://ow.ly/izaZA

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  22. Thank you so much for the invite and for this great party!!
    I love your Irish buck-eyes :)

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  23. Since I do not cook much anymore, I would dearly love anything you cooked. You are a lady of many great talents and qualities.

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  24. How fun. I have made buckeyes before but never thought to use anything but chocolate on the outside. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  25. OK Sarah, I always thought buckeyes had something to do with nuts, so when your recipe didn't include anything but peaNUT butter, I wondered about that...but oh my they look good and I'd love to try one! But then the fudge you made previously and the CARMELs oh my. My blood sugar is rising as I view the pictures!!!
    I'm excited for you that you get to go to Europe!! HOW FUN!! I hope you earn lots of spending money for that trip and come home with your bags full of goodies to share with us!
    Thanks so much for joining me again this week for my blog party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  26. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  27. ummm, bet those Buckeyes are awesome. xo bj

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  28. Thanks for the invite, Sarah! I linked up my "Making Your Own Mixes" post.

    And thank you for linking up at the Farm Girl Blog Fest! Always a pleasure to meet new friends!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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  29. Hi Sarah! You always come up with such yummy treats. Love the Depression glass too. Thanks for hosting!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  30. You're doing what??? A Jane Austen themed tour? That's VERY awesome! I hope you post lots of pictures so I can live vicariously through you.

    Out of curiosity, why is St. Patrick's Day your favorite? You've got to be the first person I've ever heard say that, so I'd love to know. :)

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  31. A Jane Austen themed trip to England is a truly awesome thing! Two things I love are Jane and England! Don't miss Bath and the house in Chawton! Ooo, and Cath Kidston fabric without the import prices! It's official...I'm jealous. ;-)

    Robin

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  32. I'm drooling, these look so good. My boys would go crazy for them. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  33. Such great links!I'm gaining weight just looking at those buckeyes! Thanks so much for the party.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  34. Sarah,
    I just wanted to stop back in to Thanks you for always coming by to visit and leaving such nice comments!!

    I see that your party is gaining some momentum!! Good for you!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  35. Could definitely veganise that recipe!

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  36. So yummy! My hubby will really like this! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  37. Yum yum! And I love that beautiful vintage purse in the features! This looks like a fun party! I hope I can join soon! Hugs!

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  38. Hi Mrs. Sarah Coller, thank you so much for the party each week. Your buckeyes look very tasty. I am sharing this week Maine's Shepard's pie. Have a great week andi thewednesdaybaker

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  39. What a fun trip to look forward to! And fabric purchases are the best!

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  40. Your cookies look good and would be a treat for St. Paddy's day. Your trip sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  41. A Jane Austen-themed tour to England? That sounds wonderful! My sewing skills are not yet up to the challenge of making one of those beautiful Regency-era dresses, but I enjoy the Sensibility site and dream of going on one of her trips. I can't wait to see it through your eyes - I hope you share pictures!

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  42. Yummy and supercute!!! Love your photography styling my friend! ;)

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  43. Mmmmm.. the Irish Buckeyes look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! ~tina

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  44. Looks delicious! They'd be perfect on my St. Patrick's Day linky party this week! http://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2013/03/14/family-fun-st-patrick/

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  45. Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you this Sunday at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-7.html

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  46. Mmmm, buckeyes are so de-lish! Love these festive green buckeyes! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

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  47. These look marvelous and delicious! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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