These 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)


  1. Blend together the first three ingredients. Roll into chestnut-sized balls. Insert toothpick in center of each ball. Freeze for at least one hour.
  2. 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.

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My teen daughter makes these for get togethers and pot-lucks. ALWAYS a huge hit and we NEVER bring any home! Thank you so much for posting, they're awesome! Oh and if for some reason you don't have enough chocolate chips (can you imagine????), you can substitue candy melts for part of the chocolate chips. :)


Hi, can anyone tell me what a candy melt is? How does it differ from chocolate chips? (I am from the UK)


Candy melts are basically the same as chips but they com in a disk form. They come in a variety of colors so you can just melt them and use them right away, no need to fuss with coloring your chocolate. When you use candy melts you don't need to add the shortening because they contain oil in them already. You can check them out on Wilton.com or GlobalSugarArt.com.

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