Recipe by .BarbaraAnn.
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.
Top Review by Muffin Goddess
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
- 1 lb peanut butter
- 1 1⁄2 lbs powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄4 stick paraffin wax
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
- Add margarine.
- Roll into balls and let chill thoroughly.
- Melt chocolate chips and parafin. Dip balls in the chocolate mixture. Toothpicks are a smart choice. Traditionally, leave a portion of the ball uncoated.
- Place dipped balls on waxed paper-covered cookie sheets and refrigerate.