Game Day Snacks: Dried Chipped Beef Cheeseball/Candy Buckeyes

Jen at Frugal Upstate is asking for football game day snacks. Saturdays in the fall are Ohio State Football days. We love to watch the Buckeyes play football. They aren’t playing as well as I’d like this season but around here we still say…..Go Bucks! The following snacks are good to have around during the game, in fact, they are traditional in this house!

Dried Chipped Beef Cheeseball

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 small OR 1 large package dried chipped beef, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Accent® seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients. Form into a ball. Serve with Ritz crackers.

Candy Buckeyes
3 lbs. powdered sugar
3 cups peanut butter (2-12 oz jars plain or crunchy—we use plain)
1 lb butter, softened to room temperature
2-12 oz packages chocolate chips
1/4 bar parafin wax
Mix the powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter thoroughly (use a sturdy mixer for this, the dough is very stiff). Roll in balls the size of buckeyes (about 1-2″ diameter). Set aside.
In double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and parafin wax. Using a toothpick to hold onto, dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate, leaving about 1/4 of the ball uncoated. Set on foil lined tray to set up. This recipe makes a lot of “buckeyes”. Extras can be frozen, in fact they are yummy to eat straight from the freezer, trust me, I KNOW this!

2 Comments on “Game Day Snacks: Dried Chipped Beef Cheeseball/Candy Buckeyes”

  1. My MIL makes buckeyes for Christmas every year. Yankee Bill and I fight over them. soooo good.

    I’ll have to tried that cheese ball-I don’t do much with chipped beef usually, but this is the 3rd great recipe I’ve heard for it recently. I think I’m going to have to buy some to have on hand.

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