First of all, I want to thank all of you who leave comments on my blog. I cannot tell you how much they make me smile. I read every one of them, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
You guys are PRECIOUS to me!
I had a couple of questions from readers that I needed to address…
Question #1… What the heck is a buckeye?
A buckeye is a nut that falls from a buckeye tree. (Not kiddin’)
The Ohio State Buckeyes are named after this cute little nut.
Question #2…Why do you add the paraffin wax and will it kill you? (Or something like that.)
I think the paraffin wax helps the chocolate hold its shape. I don’t know. I was given this recipe 32 years ago, and I was only seven…I was just doing what I was told. But I have heard that we eat wax all the time in candy bars. That’s how they imprint words on the candy bars, or make them into specific shapes. But don’t quote me on that one.
I do think you would be able to make them without the wax. One reader said they used Crisco instead.
But I will have to say that this is the BEST buckeye recipe you will ever find. (At least that is what everyone tells me.) So I am not messing with a good thing!
Plus, I’ve been eating buckeyes for 32 years… and I’m fine. (Someone tell my sister to stop laughing, please!)
Well, I hope that answers your questions.
Have a blessed day!