Greets, kiddos! Yeah, I know – it isn’t Friday. But in fairness, I started to plan this on Friday – it just took me a few extra days to work the kinks out and get some other matters attended to. So, I’m still counting it as #FrozenFoodFridays, and to hell with anyone that wants to argue the point! Now, I’ve noticed that two particular types of treats seem to appeal to most of you moreso than the rest – sweets, and alcohol. I knew there was something I liked about all of you! I’m kind of glad I haven’t set you all on fire…yet. Anyway – I decided to once again combine these two favorites of yours, mine, and anyone who has any taste whatsoever, in a way that I hadn’t tried before. This resulted in something very special – I give to you EWE’s Boozy Buckeyes!
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter (maybe more depending on how mixing goes)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup peanut butter vodka
- 1/4 cup chocolate liquor
- 3 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1/8 teaspoon coconut oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt until it is well mixed. Slowly add the powdered sugar, continuing to mix as you go. When it is all well mixed, add the booze. Continue mixing until thoroughly combined. If the mixture is too thin to scoop into balls, add additional peanut butter to thicken. Once combined, scoop into 1″ balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Freeze for 30-40 minutes.
While the peanut butter balls are freezing, combine your dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst. Once the peanut butter balls are set, insert a toothpick into the center of each ball and use to dip the ball into the chocolate bowl – but make sure to leave the top of each ball exposed so it looks like a buckeye, otherwise you’ve missed the entire point! Return the chocolate covered balls (HA!) to the baking sheet and return to the freezer until the chocolate has set. Remove the toothpick and keep these refrigerated until ready to serve. Or, if you’re me, remove the toothpick, reflect on the pathetic state of your life, and eat the entire fucking tray while drinking the rest of the peanut butter and chocolate liquor combined in a glass and mixed with your tears. Either way, enjoy! – EWE