Buckeyes Recipe

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Kathy Mohler


I have made these every year for Christmas since the early 1970's. My friend Mary Barnhart introduced me to this recipe. It makes the dipping less tedious when you have someone to work with you (or just talk). When I had no one to share this chore, I put on Christmas music.

All my family, friend, and coworkers looked forward to these at Christmas time. They were so popular that I only make them for Christmas. I make at least a double batch every year.

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3 lb
powdered sugar
2 1/2 lb
jiff peanut butter
1 lb
blue bonnet margine
24 oz
hershey cholate bars

How to Make Buckeyes


  • 1Mix melted butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar together in a large mixing bowl
  • 2Once completely mixed together, roll into balls the size you like.
  • 3As you are rolling the balls, place them in a 9 X 13 container which can be sealed and placed in the freezer. I place wax paper between each row to make it easier to separate when it comes time to dip the balls into chocolate.
  • 4When you are ready to dip the balls in chocolate:
    In a double boiler melt 24 oz of Hershey chocolate bars and 3/4 bar of Parawax.
  • 5Once melted, using a toothpick dip ball into chocolate leaving a bit of peanut butter showing.
  • 6As you dip each ball, place it on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. I place in freezer to "set" the chocolate.
  • 7After the chocolate covered balls are "set" I place them in air tight containers and refrigerate.

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About Buckeyes

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Hashtag: #Peanut butter