Christmas Buckeyes
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Recipe type: Cookie, Candy
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 stick of butter (margarine works best)
  • 1 box of confectioner’s sugar
Chocolate Coating:
  • 1 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ stick of paraffin wax (Gulf Wax)
  1. Put the above ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. It works best to mix them together by hand.
  3. Mix the ingredients together until they form a ball.
  4. Then roll the dough into small “buckeye-sized” balls and place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
  5. Place a toothpick in each ball and then place in the freezer for them to harden.
Chocolate Coating
  1. Melt the bag of chocolate chips and paraffin wax together in the top of a double broiler. (If you don’t have a double-boiler, use a smaller pan in a larger pan that’s half-way filled with water. That’s what I do.)
  2. Mix together well.
How to Dip the Buckeyes:
  1. Take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and dip in chocolate mixture.
  2. Be sure to leave the top open to resemble a buckeye.
  3. Place the dipped “buckeye” back on the cookie tray.
  4. Remove the toothpicks…
  5. Let them sit for a few minutes so the peanut butter will soften, then use your fingers to close the (toothpick) hole.
  6. And like magic, they look like buckeyes!
  7. And boy are they delicious!!!!!
  8. Store them in the refrigerator. I think they are best when they are cold.
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