Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe Without Paraffin Wax

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You will love this Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe! Each year for the holidays, I make Buckeye candies. These candies have a peanut butter & confectioners sugar center and are dipped in chocolate. They are very easy to make, they taste delicious, and they are gluten-free! If you’ve never heard of Buckeye candies, they are named after the Ohio Buckeye which is a species of tree that is the Ohio state tree. The fruit (nut) of the tree resembles the eye of a buck, hence Buckeye. These candies look similar to the Buckeye fruit they are named after.

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Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe

You may have come across an Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe with paraffin wax in your search. Some people use paraffin wax in the chocolate coating instead of vegetable shortening. You can really use either one. I would rather use vegetable shortening than eat paraffin wax personally.

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What you’ll need to make this Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe

Wax Paper – You’ll want to set the candy on wax paper after you’ve dipped it so it doesn’t stick to the surface it’s on. I buy the unbleached kind because it’s better for the environment.

Toothpicks – To dip the Buckeyes, you’ll want to use toothpicks to keep your fingers clean and the chocolate surface smooth. You could also use lollipop sticks and serve them like cake pops.

Double boiler – It is so much easier to melt the chocolate in a double boiler than it is in a microwave. It results in a nice, smooth chocolate that’s easier to dip in.

Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe Without Paraffin Wax

These are really tasty. They make great gifts. You can place each one in a mini muffin paper if you want to dress them up a bit. This really is the best Buckeye recipe I’ve tried.

Ohio Buckeye Candy Recipe
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Ingredients

    PEANUT BUTTER CENTER
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 3/4 c. (1 18 oz. jar) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • About 1 lb. confectioners sugar
  • CHOCOLATE COATING:
  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable shortening

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and vanilla together, adding confectioners' sugar until proper consistency is reached.
  2. Roll candy into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  3. Melt chips and shortening together in the top of double boiler.
  4. Keep the chocolate mixture in double boiler over low heat while you dip each candy.
  5. Using a toothpick, dip each ball, covering about 3/4 of candy.
  6. Place candy on a sheet to cool.
  7. If you like, you can insert a lollipop stick into each like a cake pop.

Nutrition

Calories

5247 cal

Fat

310 g

Carbs

572 g

Protein

101 g
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  1. Reasonable Robinson says
    This recipe sounds delicious. I'll be linking to it on my Squidoo lens to pass the word around!

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