Sunday, August 2, 2009


I spotted a super simple recipe in the most recent Gourmet Magazine for something called Buckeyes. I had no idea what a Buckeye was, but with such an easy recipe, I just had to make them.

1 cup peanut butter
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Beat together peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour. Roll mixture into 3/4-inch balls and arrange on baking sheets. Freeze 1 hour.

Melt chocolate in a double-boiler. Using toothpicks, dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate, leaving a bit of the peanut butter showing at the top. Let excess chocolate drip off. Freeze until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Remove wooden picks and serve. Store in freezer.

Now isn't that easy! Especially for a Gourmet recipe. I wasn't supposed to cover the peanut butter balls all the way to the top, but I got carried away. These Buckeyes are meaant to mimic the fruit of the buckeye tree--which, as far as I know, I've never seen. I was also supposed to take the toothpicks out, but I didn't because I love eating food off of picks--it seems so posh.

And, saving the best for last... How did these little morsels of peanut butter and chocolate-y goodness taste? Amazing! Just like frozen peanut butter cups. Dave was scarfing them down so fast he nearly speared himself in the eye with a toothpick. Buckeyes certainly are a big hit at our house!


  1. I have heard several people talk about making these for the holidays but never actually knew what they were. They sound delicious!

  2. Loving these desserts you are making, hope you will make just a few for us when you visit. :)

  3. I love buckeyes! I think they are a midwest thing (isn't Ohio the buckeye state??). My mom's family always makes them.

  4. Oh man, I haven't had a buckeye ever since I moved away from Ohio (where you could find them everywhere...) Those look wonderful, and I would never turn down one with a little extra chocolate :)

  5. I've been wanting to make these. Never have had them before, but they sound delicious.

  6. This is awesome. I used to eat those as a kid. I am so glad you found and posted a recipe!

  7. Thanks so much for the sweet comments!!