Sale Food

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Now for the purpose of today’s blog – food. Robin is our resident “foodie” and will be sharing one of her favorite recipes today!

Farm and ranch wives are famous for putting together huge, delicious spreads of food at cattle sales.

There’s always beef (duh!) of some sort – barbequed beef, Italian beef, prime rib, ribeye sandwiches. YUM.

A smattering of delicious sides – nachos, baked potatoes, pasta salad, potato salad, chips and dip, etc. [Check out this recipe for Chili Con Queso we shared last week.]

And desserts – a personal favorite.

Growing up in Indiana, I distinctly remember going to sales at Hayden Farms and eating so many buckeyes that I would get sick once I got home.

This peanut buttery, chocolately bite-sized piece of heaven is just delicious.


Prep Time: 15 Min

Cook Time: 5 Min
Ready In: 50 Min

Yields: 30 Buckeyes

1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
  2. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
  4. Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. If desired, use finger to cover the toothpick hole and smooth out the surface of the peanut butter.  Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving. 
Buckeyes, photo courtesy of Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles.

 These buckeyes are great anytime of the year, not just in the fall. [Think cookie trays in the winter too!] With that being said, what’s your favorite sale treat?