This is candy that looks like the nut from the buckeye tree, a common tree in Ohio (and the state tree).
- 3 pounds confectioner’s sugar
- 1 pound margarine (room temperature)
- 2 pounds creamy peanut butter
- 1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips
- 1 inch square of paraffin
Mix confectioner’s sugar, margarine and peanut butter together and shape into balls (about ½ the size of a golf ball).
The next day, melt chocolate chips and paraffin together in a double boiler. Insert toothpick into the center of the ball and carefully dip ball into hot melted chocolate chips. Coat balls halfway so that candy looks like a buckeye. Place on wax paper to cool. Store in airtight container. Serve or keep indefinitely. Freezes easily.
NOTE: I usually make ½ a recipe but use more than 1 bag of chips….maybe at least 1 ½ bags. If there is extra chocolate left over, you can put it in small cupcake paper cups and have chocolate candy to eat.
You also don’t need a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. I use a saucepan/small pot and use very low heat.