By Carole

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).

Chill overnight.

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.