Monday, November 8, 2010

VeganMoFo: Dad's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons


Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons [GLUTEN FREE]
Family Member: Dad

Brief Description:
Chocolate. Peanut butter. Need I say more? An easy-to-make super sweet confection that will impress pretty much everyone out there.

Original Ingredients:
1 cup chunky peanut butter (smooth also works just fine)
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter

Original Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter, melted butter, and powdered sugar. Blend with a fork until well mixed.
2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Combine chocolate chips and solid butter. Heat until melted and smooth when stirred, either in a double boiler or in the microwave.
4. Using a fork, dip the balls in the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip off and place the dipped balls on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until hardened.

Vegan Notes: Just sub Earth Balance (or another vegan butter-like-substance) for the butter and you’re good to go!

22 comments:

  1. come on now! i love these. i love choc and pb, and the fact these are gluten free. i call these buckeyes. yum yum. i also loved your finger food roundup today!

    xo
    kittee

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  2. Thanks, Kittee! I have some bon bons/buckeyes waiting for you!

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  3. First baked oatmeal, now chocolate peanut butter bonbons! My mom made something similar when I was little and I'd very nearly forgotten all about them until now. Yum!

    The baked oatmeal was delicious, btw.

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  4. That looks like magic on a cookie sheet. They seem so easy. My daughter is allergic to pb, but I think I will try to sub soy-butter and try them. I have all the ingredients at home already, yay!

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  5. Those look delicious! and perfect for a take-along treat...

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  6. These look fabulous! Saving this recipe for later.

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  7. I am making these. And then I shall eat them ALL.

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  8. I how I wish I could put my hand into my computer screen and reach out to eat one. Oh how I wish...

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  9. I'd eat the whole batch of those myself

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  10. They're super easy and super messy if you make them the way I did. I skipped the fork and used my fingers to dunk 'em in the chocolate!

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  11. mmmmmmmmm! my mom used to make these when i was little.
    i like to fancy 'em up by dropping them into a glassine candy cup while the chocolate is still wet. <3

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  12. Yes, Buckeyes! I can't let anyone make these at the bakery anymore, because I just eat them all. It's such a "Dad" treat too, so awesome!

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  13. Awesome job! I really want to make these!!!

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  14. I was hoping to gain five pounds this coming weekend. Thanks for the help! :) They look amazing.

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  15. Odd. I write a blog called "The Life" and posted almost this identical recipe months ago. heh.

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  16. Thanks for posting, HayMarket8! It gave me a chance to check out your great blog!

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  17. These look great! My Mom used to make something like this for Christmas when I was a kid. They were my favorite treat!

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  18. Totally saving this. Alternatively, would you like to deliver a huge batch to me right this second?

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