Go bucks!

In honour of the Ohio State win this weekend and the fact that my husband has been wearing various Ohio State sweatshirts for the last three days, I made Buckeyes.

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These candies are a much awaited treat only made during the holiday seasons. Usually we wait until after Thanksgiving, but somehow it seemed fitting.

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This simple, handwritten recipe, was handed down to us from his grandmother and mother. I am translating this verbatim for nostalgia. Sometimes that beats even the best chef's recipes.

Buckeye Candy

Mix together 2 sticks melted margarine (butter)
2 cups smooth peanut butter
41/2 c. powdered sugar
*will probably have to put in freezer for a little while to make balls
-Shape into balls the size of buckeyes
-Refrigerate approx. 1 hr.

Melt: 12 oz. choc. chips and 1/2 bar parafin wax
in top of double broiler.
Stick toothpick in balls & dip halfway
into choc. mixture. Let set on wax paper.
Store in coolplace.

I find it best to use Jif. Any other peanut butter will not let the candies set properly. They will be mushy.

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