Aunt Dot’s Buckeyes Recipe

My Great Aunt Dot was the baker in the family.  Before she passed, I made sure that she passed down all of her family favorite recipes to me.  Her Buckeyes were always a special treat.  If you don’t know what a Buckeye is… it’s pretty much like a peanut butter and chocolate truffle.  It’s goooood!

 

old fashioned buckeye recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The Chocolate Story

 

This is Aunt Dot.  She passed quite a few years ago at the age of 89.

 

dot kitchen

 

Aunt Dot used paraffin wax to harden the outer shell.  I know that no one really uses wax to cook with these days, but it’s an old recipe and that is just how it was.

 

old fashioned buckeye recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I normally buy whatever peanut butter is on sale and I have a coupon for.  But hands down, Peter Pan peanut butter is the best peanut butter for her Buckeyes.  And I would recommend going with either semi sweet chocolate or milk chocolate.  The lighter chocolate along with the peanut butter gives it a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup inspired taste.

 

old fashioned buckeye recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

And in case you ever wanted to know… Factoid #572 about me… when I was in college, I interned at the Reese’s plant in Hershey, PA.  Oooooohhhhh yeah BABY!  That was the BEST.JOB.EVER!!!!!

 

old fashioned buckeye recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Enjoy Aunt Dot’s Buckeyes in Your Home

 

Click on the Recipe Card to open a new page for a printable version.

 

old fashioned buckeye recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Grab your apron and let’s start baking!

 

old fashioned buckeye recipe by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Connect and Share

 

What about you?  Are you a fan of peanut butter and chocolate?  Or do you prefer your chocolate plain or with something else?

Love, hugs, and honoring Great Aunt Dot’s baking legacy.

Holly

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30 comments on Aunt Dot’s Buckeyes Recipe

  1. Kari
    February 18, 2014 at 6:04 am (2 years ago)

    Wow!!! I have not seen a buckeye recipe with marshmallow creme!! Sounds so good. Have to try these. I live about 15 minutes from Hershey!!! Thanks for posting recipe….

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    • Holly
      February 18, 2014 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Kari – I haven’t been back in years, but I loved living there. Spent my summers working at the park! Thanks for visiting. Hugs, Holly

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  2. Susan
    February 18, 2014 at 8:49 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a big Aunt Dot fan now! These look heavenly. (and I have a recipe for peanut butter balls that uses parafin, just don’t tell anyone.)

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    • Holly
      February 18, 2014 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Susan – I wish she was around with us today. And your secret is safe with me! Hugs, Holly

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  3. Bonnie Wolff
    February 18, 2014 at 9:16 am (2 years ago)

    Holly, Aunt Dot would be so proud of you for carrying on the tradition of her Buckeyes. I am sure she is smiling down at you from her place in Heaven !!! Mom

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    • Holly
      February 18, 2014 at 11:18 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Mom – Awwww….. she was the best! And I think her spirit helped me make them extra good for the fundraiser. LYB, H.

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  4. Sweet Joan
    February 18, 2014 at 10:41 am (2 years ago)

    These sound wonderful and it’s very nice to have this remembrance of your aunt.

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    • Holly
      February 18, 2014 at 11:19 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Sweet Joan – Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by! Hugs, Holly

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  5. Cynthia L
    February 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

    When I lived in West Virginia, I heard a lot about Buckeyes. Sorry to say, I never had one! I really need to try this, because there is no better combination than Peanut Butter and Chocolate!

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    • Holly
      February 19, 2014 at 7:01 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Cynthia – It is a little piece of heaven. You don’t know what you are missing! Hugs, Holly

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  6. Cathy
    February 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm (2 years ago)

    what a sweet tribute to someone who meant so much! I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter together! I am your newest google + follower :-)
    Cathy

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    • Holly
      February 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Cathy – Thanks so much for visiting and for following! I miss my Aunt Dot but her buckeyes will live forever! Hugs, Holly

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  7. Gracie
    February 21, 2014 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

    I never heard of these. Wait, this might sound naive but you can eat paraffin wax? I’ll have to try this.
    Thanks for sharing at meet the neighbors :)

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    • Holly
      February 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Gracie – I know, right?!?!? Well, Aunt Dot lived to 89, so I guess consuming a little paraffin wax didn’t do too much harm. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  8. Sue
    February 21, 2014 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

    Nothing compares to chocolate and peanut butter as a favorite in my family, so I printed this out, thanks for all that you do.

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    • Holly
      February 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Sue – I’ve always been a peanut butter and chocolate fan but after my internship at Reese’s…. oooohhhh…. LOVE! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  9. Angela (Life in Velvet)
    February 22, 2014 at 12:37 am (2 years ago)

    These look amazing! What a wonderful way to remember Aunt Dot! Thanks so much for sharing this precious family recipe with us at Thursday STYLE :)

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    • Holly
      February 24, 2014 at 8:10 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Angela – Thank you for your sweet words and for visiting. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  10. Sarah
    February 22, 2014 at 9:06 am (2 years ago)

    These look SO good. I’ve heard of Buckeyes, but never made them. I might have to add these to my next party menu.

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    • Holly
      February 24, 2014 at 10:50 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Sarah – They ARE good! Enjoy! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  11. Laura@baking in pyjamas
    February 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve never had a buckeye before, they look and sound really good thought. Visiting from Happiness is Homemade link party. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to link up with us :)

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    • Holly
      February 24, 2014 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Laura – Thanks for stopping by. They are pretty much like a chocolate peanut butter truffle. Soooo good! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
    • Holly
      February 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Linda – Thanks so much for the tip! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  12. Kristina & Millie
    February 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

    oh yummy-licious recipe! I would love to eat a couple dozen of these! Peter Pan is the best peanut butter in the world so of course it makes the best buckeyes. Thanks for linking this to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    • Holly
      February 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi K&M – I do fancy Peter Pan, but we try to get whatever is on sale and I have a coupon for. But sometimes, you have to pay a few more cents for a special treat like this! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  13. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY
    February 27, 2014 at 10:27 am (1 year ago)

    Reading about passed down recipes always gets me weepy and thinking of my grandma. She taught me everything I know about baking. I love that your aunt made sure to pass down all of her recipes. It’s a great way to remember someone.

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    • Holly
      February 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Katie – Hopefully they were happy weepy tears thinking about your Grandma. I always enjoy thinking of the good times with Aunt Dot when I make her food. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  14. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
    February 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve never made buckeyes before! They sound delicious! I love the peanut butter & chocolate combo. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinned!

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    • Holly
      February 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Jen – PB & Chocolate… no better food combo, right?!? Hugs, Holly

      Reply

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