Buckeye Recipe

Buckeye Recipe
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Buckeyes
Jane Bruce

Buckeyes

I was introduced to the simple pleasure that is a buckeye by my Ohioan sister-in-law, who provided me with this recipe. They are a specialty of the state, a dessert named after a nut that looks like an eye. Though they definitely aren't healthy, they are gluten-free, and did I mention how delicious they are? Think of a homemade, super-rich peanut butter cup.

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Ready in
1 h
20
Servings
297
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
60 buckeyes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup natural, smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2-3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • One 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Mix together the peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt, and butter. Slowly stir in the sugar, ½ cup at a time, until the mixture is almost dry and cakey (like the peanut butter inside a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup). If you have a blender, use it, but if not, you can stir by hand and then knead by hand when it thickens. Roll into small nickel-sized balls and place on waxed paper or aluminum foil.

Over very low heat, melt the chocolate in a saucepot while stirring quickly. Using a toothpick, spear a peanut butter ball and dip into the melted chocolate, but not all the way — you want the edge around the top that makes it look like the buckeye nut. Place back on the waxed paper/aluminum foil and when all are chocolate-dipped, place in the refrigerator to cool.

Buckeye Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Buckeye Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
30%
Sugar
26g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
39µg
4%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
16mg
2%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
19µg
5%
Iron
0.9mg
4.9%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
89mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
172mg
5%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.1%