Buckeyes – A Holiday Cookie Contest Winner

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Sarah’s family has made this buckeyes recipe for years. She describes it as easy and decadent! We like it because getting your hands covered in peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs is required.

Makes 4-5 dozen

  • 1 box powdered sugar (16 ounces)
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cake paraffin*


1. Mix sugar, graham crackers, coconut, peanut butter and butter with your hands until ingredients meld into a light brown dough. Roll into 1 inch balls. (Wash your kids’ hands and put them in charge!)

2. Melt the chocolate and paraffin in either a double boiler or the microwave. If using a microwave, cook for 30 seconds at a time, then stir. When half the chocolate is melted, just stir and the residual heat will finish the job.

3. Use a toothpick to dip balls in melted chocolate and let cool.

*Cook’s Note: If you can’t find paraffin, you can leave it out or substitute 1 teaspoon of margarine or shortening. Older recipes tend to call for paraffin to make the chocolate shiny and help it set, but as chocolate has gotten better, it seems to be less necessary. And paraffin is perfectly safe to eat.

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