Posted by cakesbyjessThese are candies that look like the buckeye nut. They are very popular in Ohio, a.k.a. the Buckeye State! :) The buckeye tree is the state tree of Ohio. They are very yummy and easy to make!
- 18 oz. creamy peanut butter 1 pound (3 cups) powdered sugar 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter 12 oz. chocolate chips 1 cube (1" x 1") paraffin (optional - may substitute 1 tbsp. shortening)
- Blend together the first three ingredients. Roll into chestnut-sized balls. Insert toothpick in center of each ball. Freeze for at least one hour.
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and paraffin (or shortening). Dip each peanut butter ball quickly into the chocolate mixture, coating about 3/4 of the ball with chocolate. Let the balls set up on wax paper. Remove toothpicks and smooth out the hole (left by the toothpick) with finger.