Abbie over at Farmer's Daughter has a meme going with Christmas cookie recipes. I don't usually do a lot of extra baking at this time of year, because my work schedule is so crazy, but we usually do get the Buckeyes made. We make a big project of it, and then take some to neighbors and friends, keeping plenty for treats around the holiday time when we have a houseful of family visiting. They disappear pretty quickly!
Here's our recipe:
3 lbs. powdered sugar
1/2 bar of paraffin
2 lbs. chunky style peanut butter
3 T. vanilla
1 lb. butter or margarine
2 12 oz. packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix peanut butter and room-temperature butter together well
Add the vanilla, and cream together
Gradually mix in the powdered sugar
Roll into balls. ( I try to keep them about 1 inch in diameter)
Melt chocolate chips and paraffin together in a double boiler.
Using toothpicks, dip the peanut butter balls 2/3 of the way into the chocolate.
Place on wax paper to harden.
In the end, these should look just like the buckeyes you find in the woods. I think that's one reason we like them so well.