As most of you know our farm is located in the central Ohio area.  And this time of year, there is only one thing that happens on a Saturday afternoon that stops all activities – Ohio State Football!

Photo courtesy of: Austin Ward/ESPN Ohio State took their rivalry with Michigan to another level, boycotting use of the letter'M' ahead of Saturday's game.
Photo courtesy of: Austin Ward/ESPN
Ohio State the letter ‘M’ ahead of Saturday’s game.

This week is considered a rival week in the Buckeye State – we play the team ‘up north’.  Yes, the die-hard Buckeye fans won’t even say the name of the team that we are playing this week (Michigan).  In fact, this whole week, the Buckeye Nation has even crossed out every letter ‘M’ that is printed on The Ohio State University’s campus.

Many people have asked about our nickname – The Buckeyes and what it exactly is.  For those that don’t know, a buckeye is a poisonous nut that falls from the Buckeye Tree.  Which makes for a pretty intimidating mascot, right?

There is also another Buckeye representation that is much more appealing to most of us -Buckeye candy! These small peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate are made to resemble the nut that falls from the tree, and of course, are safe to eat.  Who can resist taking that first bite into a thin chocolate layer and ending with a smooth creamy peanut butter center?  They are absolutely delicious and irresistible and make any football game, that much better.

Don’t forget – they also are a great addition to cookie trays, dessert tables, and of course tailgate parties!

Buckeye Candy Recipe

Mix the ingredients until it is the consistency of cookie dough
Mix the ingredients until it is the consistency of cookie dough

Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter – room temperature
2 cups of creamy peanut butter
1 ½ lbs powdered sugar
1/3 block paraffin –shaved
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Shave paraffin and mix with chocolate chips in a double broiler
Shave paraffin and mix with chocolate chips in a double broiler

1. Mix first 3 ingredients thoroughly until it resembles cookie dough.

2. Roll into balls using the palm of your hands (about the size of large gumballs)

3. Place balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet

4. Place balls in the freezer to chill for 15-30 minutes.

Roll the dough into balls - chill before dipping into the chocolate
Roll the dough into balls – chill before dipping into the chocolate

5. In a double broiler, add paraffin and chocolate chips. Melt until smooth

6. Dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate using a toothpick.

Using toothpicks, dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate
Using toothpicks, dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate

7. Place covered balls onto wax paper baking sheet then place in the freezer to chill/harden.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator/freezer.

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Buckeye Candy Recipe

Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter – room temperature
2 cups of creamy peanut butter
1 ½ lbs powdered sugar
1/3 block paraffin –shaved
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Mix first three ingredients thoroughly until it resembles cookie dough.

2. Roll into balls using the palm of your hands (about the size of large gumballs)

3. Place balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet

4. Place balls in the freezer to chill for 15-30 minutes.

5. In a double broiler, add paraffin and chocolate chips. Melt until smooth

6. Dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate using a toothpick.

7. Place covered balls onto wax paper baking sheet then place in the freezer to chill/harden.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator/freezer.

recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms  www.owgarden.com

10 thoughts on “Buckeye Candy Recipe – Just In Time For The Big Game (Or The Holidays)

  • December 6, 2015 at 9:47 am
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    We have made these in our family for years! A few years ago we switched up the recipe using white chocolate instead of milk choloclate……FANTASTIC! Peanut butter and white chocolate was a big hit.

    • December 8, 2015 at 8:21 am
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      WOW – I never even thought of using white chocolate (and I love white chocolate). Do you use a powder or baking bars?

  • December 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm
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    Do you ingest the parafin mixed with the chocolate?

    • December 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm
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      Yes, it is mixed with the chocolate to let it set and become firm

  • December 1, 2014 at 7:55 am
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    Is it ok to eat wax? ive never heard of the wax part before.

    • December 1, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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      Yes, it is added to allow the chocolate to set and become firm.

  • November 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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    I remember these from my childhood! I think I’ll tweak them a bit to suit my family’s allergies. I’ll re-comment with the results!

  • November 29, 2014 at 11:50 am
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    Made them last Christmas for coworkers, only one knew what they were! A farm girl near Ohio stateline!

  • November 28, 2014 at 9:40 am
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    These look lovely!

  • November 28, 2014 at 8:51 am
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    Oh this looks way too sweet and its got chocolate in it, Yuck! I could make it for hubby though. Haha

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