Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Buckeyes - Club Baked

I am really enjoying baking and cooking in my new kitchen. Although I didn't set them up this way intentionally, the layout of my cabinets just seems conducive to baking. As I was reading over the recipe for the Buckeyes, I was reminded of these Peanut Butter Balls.

I halved the recipe and ended up with 26 buckeyes. Because it was what I had on hand, I used milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. My buckeyes have their eyes closed. I am anxious to read the other Club Baked members secrets for dipping these. The first three or four, I dipped were a just a mess. I decided to continue, like I do with the peanut butter balls, and cover the entire surface with chocolate.

Peanut butter and chocolate, does it get any better than this? Nope not really. While these are delicious, I can't get past the grittiness of the graham cracker crumbs.



You can find the recipe at Karen's Cookies and More and the links to the other Club Baked bakers here.

16 comments:

  1. The look great. I didnt post about how i dipped them. The skewer didnt work... i went with a fork! Thanks for making these with me.

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  2. I agree- it doesn't get any better. pretty sure peanut butter is one of the best things on the planet. This makes is it's angelic brother :). Nice job.

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  3. WOW...Awesome recipe...Make me drool here..

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  4. PB and chocolate has to be one of the best combo's ever! They look so goood!

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  5. Your photo is perfect; like in a magazine; would be a hit around here.
    Rita

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  6. Yours look great! There is never anything wrong with more chocolate!

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  7. Delicious! I sure you are loving that new kitchen.

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  8. Looks great! I used a fork as well to dip mine....then kind of pushed the chocolate up the sides to try to keep the top open.

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  9. This Philly Girl has never tried a Buckeye, but I'm sure they're great! Bet the new kitchen is heaven-enjoy:@)

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  10. I like your description of your buckeyes having their eyes closed! :) Funny you didn't care for the gritty texture of the graham cracker...I loved it because it was so reminscent of a Reese's PB cup. I used a fork to to dip the candies. I let the ball rest on the fork and tap the fork against the side of the bowl to let excess chocolate drip through the tines. Then I gently tap the fork on my baking sheet to let the candy roll off. It works pretty well, but still isn't perfect. Several had fork marks on the lower side. But they are hardly noticable with all that chocolate!

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  11. I chilled my peanut butter balls for about 15 minutes before I dipped them in the chocolate. I think it helped.

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  12. I agree... peanut butter and chocolate is amazing! I know I would eat too many of these!

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  13. These sound really good. I'll have to check out the link, because I don't know what buckeyes are supposed to look like!

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  14. Let's be honest...more chocolate is always better. It seems like this whole dipping fiasco was actually an act of fate. These sound delicious to me!

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  15. I like the complete dunking. I don't think the less is more thing applies to chocolate....ever.

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