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Buckeyes or Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies

Don't Panic! These candies aren't made with the poisonous buckeye nut, they just look like them.

Buckeyes are a peanut butter candy made primarily with confectioners sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate.

They are similar to a peanut butter cup but only better.

Here in Ohio they are the tradition. These delicious candies can be found on our tables around the holidays and at almost any wedding you might attend. Especially if they have a cookie table.

I have made these nifty little candies with my mother for as long as I can remeber and I know many others that can say the same.  They are always the most popular dessert when you bring them to the party.  Almost everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate

Every buckeye recipe is a little different and today I am sharing my families recipe for buckeye candy.


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Buckeyes
Here in Ohio, they are the tradition. These delicious candies can be found on our tables around the holidays and at almost any wedding you might attend. Especially if they have a cookie table. I have made these nifty little candies with my mother for as long as I can remember and I know many others that can say the same. They are always the most popular dessert when you bring them to the party. Almost everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate Every buckeye recipe is a little different and today I am sharing my families recipe for buckeye candy.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 teasopoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners sugar. This combination will create a crumbly dough. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill the balls until firm, preferably in the freezer. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. If you're like me and you always burn your chocolate a microwave will also work. Add your favorite oil if the chocolate is too thick. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip chilled peanut butter balls in chocolate. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top so they look like a buckeye nut. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 dozen

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