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Sweet Treats at The Commons at Brightmore!

The Residents at The Commons decided to make one of our favorite homemade candies, Buckeyes!  We used a classic recipe that took us back in time and we shared stories from our childhood days.  Here is our recipe and we hope you try it soon!

Sweet TreatsIngredients

    • 1 (18 ounce) jars creamy peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup butter (softened) or 1/2 cup margarine (softened)
    • 1 lb confectioners’ sugar (about 3.5 cups)
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 12 ounces chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)


  1. Cream peanut butter and butter.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Form into 1 inch balls and refrigerate.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  5. Dip balls into chocolate with a toothpick about 3/4 of the way covered.
  6. Place chocolate side down on waxed paper.
  7. Let set at room temperature or refrigerate.