Holiday Cook-off

Meemaw’s Buckeyes

This incredible peanut butter treat brings back many nostalgic memories coming into the winter season. My grandma, also known as Meemaw, has been making this dessert for as long as I could remember. As some may know, Buckeyes are the mascot for the Ohio State football team. My grandma and my moms whole side of the family grew up in Ohio and Meemaw herself might be the biggest Ohio State fan of all time. She came up with this delicious recipe of these buckeye looking candies before I was born and it is a family tradition to always make them around the holidays. Meemaw just recently moved to California from Ohio just months ago and I had the honor of making these with her. It gives her a little taste of back home and are even better when she helps make them!

Buckeye Dessert Actual Buckeye


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter
  • 1 box confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 slab paraffin wax

Combine margarine/butter, sugar, & peanut butter. Shape into small balls. Chill for 1 hour. Melt chocolate chips and paraffin. Dip balls into melted chocolate using toothpicks. Place on waxed paper to set. (Makes approximately 40 Buckeyes)

This addicting treat is easy to make and are super fun to make with family!

By Julia Chesson

Julia is a college student at Ventura College who is studying Social Media Marketing. She is a working dancer and model and is represented by Go 2 Talent and OModels. She is working towards furthering her passion for dance and modeling while getting more knowledge and experience in social media marketing.

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