Bucky Balls…anyone? anyone?

Let’s not even talk about my absolute desire to own these Bucky Balls.  You don’t even want to know how badly I want these choking hazards that occasionally show up on Woot during woot-offs.  Instead, let’s talk about what I have been referring to as Bucky Balls since yesterday when I made them…

Buckeyes!  I have been meaning to try these out FOR-EV-ER, but let me tell you, internet, school takes up a lot of time.  Just ask The Boyfriend what the only topic of conversation at our house has been since last June when I got the job.  It’s all school, all the time.  You don’t even know, ya’ll, when it’s not talking about the kids, it’s talk about the curriculum, not that, then it’s coworkers, not that? then it’s the school drama, THERE WAS SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT EVERY NIGHT.  Just trust me on this one, so basically this led to me having absolutely not time to blog.  Now, not that I’m promising anything better for this summer, because stupidly your friend FTHW has decided to go back to school and get her Master’s degree.

Speaking of that, let’s tell you a story…

It’s fairly relevant, just stick with me.

So, after all this school drama I finally get myself enrolled and one of my “required” courses is this class about The Beatles. YES. FTHW LOVES THE BEATLES. NO. FTHW DID NOT WANT TO SPEND $285 A CREDIT HOUR TO TALK A 3 HOUR CLASS ON THE BEATLES WHEN IT IS NOT AT ALL RELEVANT TO TEACHING. So, I’ve been a little bitter.  So, I do my 10 chapters of reading each week from the worlds most boring book ever written about The Beatles and I do my assignments.  This week, I just happened to notice the word “Lisztomania” in the text.  Each week we have to choose a topic the book discusses and write a more indepth article about that topic.  That is when it struck me. The perfect first line for a paper about Lisztomania.

“Lisztomania is more than just a song by the band Phoenix”

AND THAT IS HOW I STARTED MY PAPER, YA’LL. FOR REAL.  I do not belong in graduate school. I am not serious enough for graduate school.

Of course, I went on to elaborate how Lisztomania can be related to Beatlemania in many ways.  I mean, you guys read my blog, you know how much crap I can make up.  I’m really good at this.  Whoo! Those crazy 1800-ers.

AND TO MAKE THIS RELEVANT… I just happened to listen to Phoenix on my kitchen record player while I made the Bucky Balls Buckeyes.

Guys, these were so ridiculously easy to make I don’t even feel like we need a step by step. THIS IS HOW EASY IT WAS. I almost forgot to take pictures because it was so easy.

SO. EASY.

Mix 1 stick of butter (softened)

1 lb powdered sugar

1 18 oz. jar of peanut butter

in your mixer bowl.

(does anyone measure vanilla?)

and 1 tsp vanilla (more or less)

It will most definitely look like playdoh. Tasty, tasty playdoh.

Then just roll it into balls and put them in the freezer while you melt up your chocolate and wax.

Now, I’m sure you’ve noticed that for the most part I set up a really sweet bowl and pan double boiler. But! BUT!

TA DA! The Boyfriend’s Mom bought me an actual double boiler. Who knew!

Now, the recipe I used says to melt 1 bag of chocolate chips with a 2×2 piece of parafin wax.  I started this melting and thought it tasted too waxy and tossed in another half bag of chips, but perhaps you will think it is okay.  I would use less wax though, maybe a 1×1 square, because mine were plenty shiny without the whole 2×2 piece and all the extra chocolate.

Now, after much trial and error, I have found your new BFF.

The corn on the cob pick.  It’s just perfect for stabbing the top of the Buckeyes to dip them in chocolate.  Look, LOOK AT THIS BLURRY PICTURE OF ME USING THIS:

Though not fool proof:

It works quite well…

YUM!

12 Responses to “Bucky Balls…anyone? anyone?”

  1. Lacey Says:

    Welcome back! I have missed you. These are one of my favorite treats EVER! Very nice. :)

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Hmmmm, my corn on the cob pics look like corn on the cob, suppose they would still work.

    And I saw a series of articles on mental floss about the beatles, perhaps you could use them for inspiration on what to write about.

  3. erin Says:

    I measure vanilla.
    Did you then smooth out the dough where the corn pick was stuck in?

  4. The Housewife Says:

    I just kinda pinched them together a little and smoothed it, it was really easy!

  5. seany Says:

    Dear FTHW:

    Please write more…I miss you.

    Love,
    Seany, your smoke-ho grandson

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