Monday, October 1, 2012

Buckeye Candies

If there's a food combination I love most, it's got to be peanut butter and chocolate. (Although pretzels and caramel run a close second.) Which is why it breaks my heart a little that I don't like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. At all. The peanut butter always crumbles weirdly and has the texture of powder, which makes me think of artificial ingredients and preservatives. I've never even dared to look at the ingredient list or the label. So, when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate candy, I tend to err on the side of caution and make my own.

I love Alicia Silverstone's vegan chocolate peanut butter cups that have become a staple in my kitchen, and I've recently added buckeye candies to the rotation. This is one of the simplest recipes in the world to follow and, as a bonus, it gives a nod to college football and all the Ohio State fans out there. The peanut butter mixture is mixed by hand, rolled into balls, and dipped in melted chocolate, leaving just enough filling exposed to make sure that the candies end up resembling the nut of the buckeye, the state tree of Ohio. xo

Buckeye Candies
From Martha's American Food, by Martha Stewart
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (not the natural variety)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 cups confectioner's sugar
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment. In a medium bowl, beat peanut butter and butter with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes. Gradually mix in confectioner's sugar in batches, kneading with your hands to form a smooth dough, about 10 minutes.

Using the palms of your hands, roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover and chill in refrigerator, about 2 hours or up to overnight.

Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl, set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth; stir in vanilla. Working with one at a time, insert a toothpick into chilled peanut-butter balls and dip into melted chocolate, leaving the top bare. Return to lined baking sheet until set, about 15 minutes. Smooth tops to cover holes from toothpicks. Buckeyes can be refrigerated in a single layer in an airtight container, up to 1 week.)

Makes 68


  1. I had always heard about 'buckeyes' so decided to tried at my son`s birthday. The peanut butter is a bit much for me but my son and grandson loved them and he would eat them until he was sick if allowed.

    Jack at Bergen commercial refrigeration installation

  2. Did you know that Skippy's makes a natural peanut butter that looks, feels, and tastes JUST like the hydrogenated garbage we all know and love? It's sweetened with honey and contains no weird ingredients. Now we can all have that "fake" texture that works best for recipes like this without sacrificing health!


  3. شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التفاؤل شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر كما انها افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل نقل عفش واثاث بالجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل

  4. شركة الاوائل
    افضل شركة نقل اثاث وعفش بالرياض
    نمتلك العمالة المتخصصة والمحترفه بمجالهم
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض

  5. Coach Outlet Online Clearance was the bamboo handle that was used on all of their Coach Factory Outlet Online to give it a distinction from all others. In fact, look at all other handbags to make sure that the style of the Coach Handbags Outlet Sale that you want to purchase is something that you will like. Never purchase Official Coach Factory Outlet Online based upon its namebrand recognition unless you truly do like the quality and style of the item.

    Tags:Coach Bags On Sale At Outlet | Coach Factory Online Sale Invitation | Coach Outlet Online Clearance

    Before purchasing Michael Kors Factory Outlet Online Store At Wholesale Price, it is important to have a mindset that allows you to find the right Michael Kors Factory because it is right for you. Any designer Michael Kors Factory Outlet Online, even a Discount Michael Kors Handbags, can make or break your image based upon your own personality and personal wardrobe. If you are looking for more information on Michael Kors,click here.

    Tags: Michael Kors Factory Outlet | Michael Kors Clearance Bags | Michael Kors Store Locator

  6. The driver of the other car, Nike Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet Shannon R. Crawford, 17, and a passenger, Nicole Clauser, 17, both of Chicora, were treated at Pittsburgh hospitals. A passenger in Lopez's car, Kristine Stankowitz, 17, of Butler, Coach Outlet Clearance was also treated at a Pittsburgh hospital..

    The guidelines in this Coach Bags Outlet policy govern issues like acceptance of Advertisements by WebMD, how Coach Bags Clearance Michael Kors Outlet Store Advertisements are displayed on New Yeezys 2020 the WebMD Network, and the removal of Advertisements from the WebMD Network. WebMD has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Advertising on the WebMD Network. WebMD may New Jordan Shoes 2020 change this policy at any time in its sole MK Outlet discretion by posting a revised policy to the Cheap Ray Ban Glasses applicable WebMD Property..

  7. DSSI covers a wide range of load regimes from small strain vibrations to large strain cyclic loading. In order to capture the various factorycoachbagsale issues faced by the industry players, literature review on the key components of SCM, in context of Indian diamond industry supply chain and market selection has been focused.As this study needed to gain an in depth understanding of the predicaments faced by the industry players at various stages of the supply chain, qualitative research method was click here chosen and five participants of well known diamond jewellery companies were interviewed to carry out this research. Also means this car doesn have some of the comfort features that are built into the street legal Ford GT. Moss was hit by a pitch to fill the bags with Ags, Nick Banks rattled a double in the corner down the leftfield line to drive in two runs. In depth understanding of patients TM experiences with advance care planning might provide clues to optimise its value to patients and improve implementation.Aim: To synthesise and describe the research findings on the experiences with advance care planning maxclearanceshoes of patients with a life threatening or life limiting illness.Design: A systematic literature review, using an iterative search strategy. Et mme Cheap Michael Kors Handbags ceux qui adulent sincrement Staline commencent trouver cela d'une insupportable stupidit.