Did you know that Michelle is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio? It's no coincidence that one of her favorite desserts are called Buckeyes. These mouth-watering morsels filled with peanut butter and chocolate are a staple at the Duggars' holiday feasts and are usually provided by one of Michelle's older sisters.
Are you drooling yet? We have posted the recipe below, so you can head to the kitchen right now and whip up a batch. Share your Buckeyes with family and friends, or eat them all on your own (not recommended).
1 lb. peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
2 sticks melted butter
1/2 slab paraffin wax (optional)**
12 oz. chocolate chips
Combine all ball ingredients. Mix and shape into balls, then let cool on tray in freezer. Combine all shell ingredients in double boiler on low. Dip balls in shell with toothpick. Cool on waxed paper. Store in layers on wax paper.
**What is paraffin wax, and is it necessary?
Paraffin wax is made from palm oil derivatives, vegetable oils, synthetic resins and other materials. It is used on fruits, vegetables, candy, and chocolate to make them shiny. It is edible, but not everyone can tolerate it. (People who are allergic to aspirin may be allergic to paraffin.) If you prefer not to use paraffin, properly tempering the chocolate will give the same effect. It all depends on how you treat the chocolate and the temperatures to which the Buckeyes will be exposed.