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No recipe image available.Buckeyes, chocolate and peanut butter candies, are crafted to look like their namesake, the shiny dark nuts of the Buckeye tree—the official state tree of Ohio.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 (12-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips (4 cups)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add vanilla, beating well. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended.
  2. Shape into 3/4-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets. Insert a wooden pick into top of each ball. Freeze at least 2 hours.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. dip each frozen ball into chocolate, coating three-fourths of ball. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets, and chill until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in a cool area or the refrigerator.

Makes about 9 dozen confections.