Buckeye Balls

  • fav123 Posted: 12/09/10
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    I have been making these every Christmas for over 25 years and I always get requests for them! Got the recipe from McCalls magazine and they call them Chestnuts as that is what they look like!

  • sandycg71 Posted: 12/15/10
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    My mom and aunt have a similar recipes...there's includes rice krispy cereal as well, which is nice for the texture. Good recipe and kids love it!

  • BabyDog1 Posted: 12/17/10
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    This a great recipe and I just have one hint. Put the balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then dip them. Much easier this way! My only alteration, and my recipe is over 40 years old, is to add melted paraffin to chocolate chips (about 1/3 cup). You cannot taste the paraffin and they hold together perfectly!

  • ccoop22261 Posted: 12/09/10
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    A Buckeye Tree is a type of Chestnut Tree

  • RBN1122 Posted: 07/02/11
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    These are great. I prefer the smooth texture (without rice krispies). Easy to make and they come together quickly. Store for awhile in the fridge also. A great make-ahead option.

  • elageman Posted: 10/28/12
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    my husband & 3 boys absolutly loves these treats!!!!

  • SandyIvankovich Posted: 12/19/12
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    I made this recipe as written and the peanut butter mixture never stiffened enough to make balls. I put it in the freezer and it was still was too soft to stick together. I was offered advise by others to maybe cut back on the amount of butter used. In looking around at other recipes, I have found that most of them call for half the amount of butter as this one. I had to throw the whole batch away, disappointed!!

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