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Better Buckeyes

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I know. There are already 4 recipes for buckeyes on TK. This one is different, I promise. It is more Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup because of the addition of honey and a pinch o’ salt. Everyone wants the recipe and there are NEVER any left.

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 stick Butter, Room Temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 3 cups Sifted Confectioners Sugar
  • ⅛ pounds Paraffin (that's 1/2 Bar Of Gulf Wax), Chopped
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips (12 Oz)

Preparation

1. In stand mixer, mix peanut butter, butter, honey, vanilla, and salt together until smooth.
2. Slowly add sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the dough comes together. Be patient. You might not need to use all of the sugar.
3. Roll dough into buckeye sized balls (a generous tablespoon) and place onto a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Stick a toothpick into each ball and place in the freezer or fridge until cool to touch.
4. Melt chopped paraffin in a double boiler over medium heat. Add chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
5. Dip each ball into chocolate, trying to get the buckeye to look like a real one. Go ahead, Google it. My grandparents had a tree in their backyard. I used to make necklaces out of the real ones.
6. Anyway, after all of the balls have been dipped, remove the toothpicks and tap the holes closed with the blunt end of a chopstick or a skewer. Fingerprints on top of buckeyes are gross!
7. Place back into the fridge to set. I usually triple this recipe around the holidays and freeze until needed.

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jamie568 on 1.22.2011

My S/O asked me to make Buckeyes and I am ashamed to admit, I didn’t even know what they were. lol. I came directly here and picked this recipe to try, I liked the whole salty/sweet concept with the pinch of kosher salt. I caught some flac asking him to pick up Gulf wax but he got over it when he popped the first one in his mouth. They were wonderful, really wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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firewife40 on 12.19.2010

I haven’t even finished these yet and I had to comment. My husband asked for Buckeyes for Christmas this year. I came straight to TK and this was the first recipe for them I saw. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the ease of this recipe. The peanut butter dough was so easy to make and work with. I can’t wait to taste the finished product! I also used only about 2 cups of powdered sugar and the dough came together wonderfully. Thank you for such a great recipe, this one is going in my permanent must-make file!

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thatmamasarah on 12.3.2010

Just finished making these – so delicious and perfect! They look so darling. I used all the powdered sugar and also the wax; I’m thrilled with how they turned out. The only problem is that I can’t get my husband to stop eating them! Your recipe yielded 49 buckeyes for me… hopefully I’ll have some left to give away! Thank you!

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rachelbunny on 3.27.2010

Oh, i also did not use the paraffin wax, because i didn’t have any on hand. I compensated by making sure the chocolate was pretty thick (i.e. not too warm) and so each buckeye had plenty of chocolate. Just in case anyone reading was wondering.

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rachelbunny on 3.26.2010

Just made these; I haven’t had a buckeye in a looooong time, but couldn’t resist. And the title does not lie. These are DELICIOUS!! I only ended up using about 2 cups or powdered sugar, and that worked out great.

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Swimmy on 6.2.2013

This is a keeper!

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LenaInATL on 12.21.2011

I agree with jillmichelle….the BEST I’ve ever tasted! I rolled them smaller (~3/4 inch balls) and got 63 buckeyes out of the batch. Definitely a keeper.

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jillmichelle on 12.19.2011

This is by FAR the BEST buckeye recipe I’ve come across!

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on 5.31.2011

These are so creamy! I love the slow addition of the sugar. Some buckeyes that I’ve had in the past have been way too sweet! Thank you very much, Clabbergirl! I will be using this recipe for a long time to come!

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lizrosedodd on 4.14.2011

Better than the regular recipe that excludes honey. Loved them!

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