Ohio Buckeyes

Ohio BuckeyesIngredients:

2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cream peanut butter
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
8 oz. dark chocolate (60-65% cacao), chopped

Cream powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, and salt together in an electric mixer.  Add peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs; beat until blended.  Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and shape peanut butter mixture into 38 balls.  Place balls on baking sheet and chill for 1 hour.  Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler; place over simmering water and stir just until melted.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.  Place each ball on a fork and dip ball in chocolate until partially coated.  Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

Yield:  38 cookies.

This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.