Monday, November 28, 2011

Ohio Buckeye Candy

The state of Ohio's official state tree is the Buckeye tree, which is also the name of the Ohio State University football team, "The Buckeyes".  Every year, I make candy Buckeye's for the OSU vs. Michigan game.  The candy is made from peanut butter and chocolate shaped to resemble a nut from the buckeye tree.

Buckeye candy is popular in Ohio for football games, holiday parties and other occasions.  GO BUCKS!

I remember making Buckeye's before dipping chocolate was readily available and using paraffin wax mixed with chocolate...yuk!  Here is my recipe that I have tweaked over the years. Enjoy!

2 cups peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
Dipping chocolate

Mix together peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar.  Form into 1 inch balls. Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted dipping chocolate, leaving the top peanut butter mixture exposed, (to resemble a buckeye nut).  Refrigerate, then seal the hole made by the toothpick by smoothing it with the back of a spoon or finger dipped in water.

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