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!
The Chocolate Story
This is Aunt Dot. She passed several years ago at the age of 89.
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.
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.
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!!!!!
Enjoy Aunt Dot’s Buckeyes in Your Home
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Love, hugs, and honoring Great Aunt Dot’s baking legacy.
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