Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

I believe it is my duty as an Ohioan to post my family's delicious recipe for the team-supporting treat that mimics a peanut butter cup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Add margarine.
  3. Roll into balls and let chill thoroughly.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and parafin. Dip balls in the chocolate mixture. Toothpicks are a smart choice. Traditionally, leave a portion of the ball uncoated.
  5. Place dipped balls on waxed paper-covered cookie sheets and refrigerate.
Most Helpful

Well, I can't say I've ever tried a buckeye before this to compare to these, but these were delicious in their own right. I didn't know how big these were supposed to be, so I portioned them out with a #60 scoop. I also didn't have the paraffin, so I melted some Scharffen-Berger semisweet squares instead of the chips. I messed up and allowed them to chill too close together, so the chocolate broke off in spots where the candies were touching. Luckily, I was just making them for kicks, and not for presentation, so all's good. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Fall '12

Muffin Goddess November 05, 2012

Well as a fellow Ohioan, I believe it is my duty to *try* your family's buckeye recipe :) I wasn't sure if the filling was going to come together when I was mixing it as it was very crumbly but I got in there with my hands and it pulled together perfectly. I made just 1/4 of the recipe but ended up with 13 good-size buckeyes (they were over 1" across). I did sift the powdered sugar, though you didn't say to do that. The only change I made was to use a semi-sweet baking bar (Ghirardelli) instead of the chips and paraffin (the buckeye recipe we made when I was younger had paraffin so I wasn't afraid of using it, I just didn't have any); the wax is there to help the chips solidify but using the baking bar chocolate takes care of that problem. Oh, I also melted 4 oz of the chocolate and while I didn't use it all, it would have been tough to get those last few coated without the extra ounce of chocolate in the dish. Anyway! These are awesome (of course!) and I enjoyed making them as I hadn't made buckeyes in a long time. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

flower7 October 09, 2011