My mother received this recipe from her mother, but she received it from a friend she met while they lived in Columbus, Ohio. When they first moved there, my grandmother needed the recipe to make the buckeyes for a school function, because everyone in Ohio knows buckeyes. These treats remind my mom of high school and Ohio. It reminds my mom of her mom, because she wasn’t a good cook, but she was a good baker.
A Little Bit About It:
Ohio is the buckeye state. Buckeyes are nuts that come out of trees. These treats contain peanut butter and chocolate. They are formed to look like the buckeye nuts that come from the trees.
A Story Behind it:
My grandma would make multiple batches of the peanut butter balls at a time, to have them ready for guests. So when my mom’s friend from high school would come over, Sara Wilson, they would eat the peanut butter part, without the dipped chocolate. Instead they would eat the frozen peanut butter balls with chocolate chips and call them, chips and balls.
2 lbs Peanut Butter
1 lb. Melted Butter
3 lbs Powder Sugar
Put Peanutbutter, melted butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and mix until a paste.
Roll the peanut butter paste into balls, and put in freezer until hard.
Dip 3/4 of the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and refrigerate to your liking.