Buckeyes

Buckeyes are a tradition in our house in the fall. These peanut butter & chocolate candies are dipped to look like the Ohio nut and they’re OH so good!

Buckeyes are a tradition in our house in the fall. These peanut butter & chocolate candies are dipped to look like the Ohio nut and they're OH so good!

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Are you ready for game day?!?!?!  We are!  Today is the day the Buckeyes take on that team up north.  To be honest, it’s the only game that matters in our NCAA football season. We could be 0-11, but if we beat Michigan all is right with the world.

In honor of our beloved Buckeye, I’m making, well, Buckeyes!  These super delicious peanut butter and chocolate candies are a tradition at my house every year for this game. It’s one of the only times during the year I make them and all of my friends look forward to them. So grab your Buckeye beads, put on your scarlet and gray, and start yelling O-H!

jesus is a buckeyes fan

{Did you know Jesus is a Buckeye fan?}

in case

{It’ll happen.}

woody snow

{The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.}

Now that you’re in the mood, I think we’re ready to start cooking.

Buckeyes are a tradition in our house in the fall. These peanut butter & chocolate candies are dipped to look like the Ohio nut and they're OH so good!

Buckeyes

Buckeyes are a tradition in our house in the fall. These peanut butter & chocolate candies are dipped to look like the Ohio nut and they're OH so good!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 60 -70 buckeyes
Author Julie Espy

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar about 1 pound
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces paraffin wax

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until almost combined after each addition, until all sugar is incorporated.
  2. Roll peanut butter mixture into bite sized balls (about a tablespoon). Place peanut butter balls onto a baking sheet lined with Sil-Pat, waxed paper, or parchment paper. Chill peanut butter balls for at least 1 hour.
  3. In a double boiler set up, melt together chocolate chips and wax in a bowl. Once melted, stir together thoroughly to combine.
  4. Insert a toothpick into the center of one peanut butter ball. Use the toothpick to dip the ball into the melted chocolate. Be sure to leave a circle of peanut butter showing at the top of the candy {this is what makes it look like a Buckeye}. Dip the ball once more, leaving peanut butter showing and then place back onto the lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until ready to serve, to finish setting the chocolate.

Recipe Notes

I've started using a small cookie scoop to portion the peanut butter, it make less Buckeyes, but they're a little bigger and everyone loves them just the same.

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