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food for my friends: Buckeye Candies

Buckeye Candies

18 oz of Peanut butter

1 stick of margarine (softened)

1 pound of powdered sugar

Mix these ingredients in a food processor until well blended. Roll into small balls about the size of a medium sized gum ball. Place the balls on wax paper on cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes after rolling them into balls.

With a double boiler, mix 1/2 pound of semi sweet chocolate chips with paraffin wax. You can buy the wax at any grocery store and usually it’s cut into four blocks within one pack. I take one of the blocks and cut it into thirds and just use one third per batch.

I take the balls with a tooth pick and dip/ roll them in the chocolate and set them back onto the wax paper to dry. When dipping, be sure to leave a portion of the peanut butter exposed so that it looks like a buckeye! Once the entire tray is done, I return them to the fridge so that the chocolate hardens.

Personally I like to invite people over to help and make like 3 to 5 batches at a time... It's a buckeye making party! Enjoy!!!

The recipe above will make 5 to 6 dozen depending on how small you roll the balls.


Thanks for your Comment on my blog!!! You and your DH are the most adorable couple!! I will be reading along to see how things go!! Good Luck!!
insane mama said…
You guys are so cute! I'm hoping for a happy pregnancy and SOON!
and those look yummy!
Paranoid said…
Mmm, these look delicious! I might have to make some this weekend.
The Town Criers said…
Those look so good. This post just made me so hungry.

Don't worry about those Live Journal blogs--just skip over them. We'll have to count the Iron Commentor thing out of 210 or however many are accessible.
DC said…
Yuuummmmm. These look and sound delicious. I'll have to give this recipe a shot! Thanks for sharing it. :)
susansmusings said…
Isn't there a law or something that you are only allowed to make these at Christmas time? That's what my mom told me!
Alyson & Ford said…
I have made these too; yes, around the holidays. Delicious!!!

Alyson LID 01/27/06 (IS China)
erinann said…
yum! now could you come over and make them for me!! :)
Sam said…
Ohh they're conkers!! I was wondering what Buckeyes were until I saw the picture of the real thing next to the sweets!

They do look quite realistic although I don't like peanut butter so I wouldn't have one!! I wonder what you might use as an alternative!

(P.S. Returning your NCLM comment!)
Jendeis said…
I heart buckeyes so much. Had my first experience with them during this year's holiday season. I'm pretty sure they don't count calorically since I ate them while standing.

Here from NaComLeavMo.
Katie said…
Just popping by to return your comment. Those look really yummy. I think we call buckeyes conkers in the UK!
Rebecca said…
I LOVE buckeyes! And now I want them. :)
My Notting Hill said…
these look great (I've never head these before) - thanks for sharing this recipe.
Juicy said…
Those look awesome! LIke peanut butter bon bons. Yum. I'm going to be stealing your recipe and making some at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing!

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