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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!!!!!

 

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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

 

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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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