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Buckeyes

No recipe image available.Buckeyes are made of chocolate and peanut butter and crafted to look like the dark nut of Ohio's state tree, the Buckeye. These bite-size treats are a regional treat, but they're so good, their popularity is spreading across the states. This version adds a twist with the addition of graham cracker crumbs.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar in a bowl or a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Roll teaspoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into balls. Refrigerate until ready to dip in melted chocolate.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in the top of a double boiler until very liquid. Using a fork or a skewer, dip each ball into chocolate leaving just the very top of the ball exposed. Set on a foil or waxed paper-lined baking sheet, setting each ball on the peanut butter end. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm.

Makes 3 dozen candies.