Monday, October 18, 2010


So I've lived in Ohio for over 2 years and had not tried to make these yet, not sure why not!  For those of you that are wondering what a Buckeye is exactly, it is a nut that grows on a tree here and basically looks like the treat below.  It is also the mascot of Ohio State University.  Here's Brutus Buckeye to give you an idea of the inspiration for the treat....

You may hear people call these peanut butter-chocolate balls or something of the not be fooled, they are BUCKEYES! Anyhow, I searched through a few different recipes, and they were all really similar.  Most used chocolate chips rather than the candy coating, but I like how fast the candy coating sets up...I'll let you be the judge.  They were a great treat to have around when we had some people over the over night to watch our Buckeyes play!


2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 pkg chocolate candy coating or chocolate bark

1.In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

2.Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

3.Melt candy coating in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.

4.Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

Yummy, right?  Now here's a real Buckeye for comparison...
All I can say from this point on is GO BUCKS!!!

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