Monday, November 14, 2011
I totally cheated. I not only made buckeyes back in September, I posted them. I wasn't supposed to do that since Club: Baked was making them this week. I know I'm bad. But I'm going to pull the "Mom" card here. I went in search of chocolate treats to make my Mom for her birthday and I choose two from Baked Explorations. Marshmallow chocolate cups and buckeyes. They made a great birthday gift and I couldn't resist posting them a little early. Hopefully my fellow bakers will forgive me.
I really can't truly call my candies buckeyes since I didn't leave that classic exposed peanut butter eye on top. To be honest I think that buckeyes look totally unappealing. How do I say...they remind me of man parts...that I never imagined I would be mentioning on a food blog. I'm totally uncomfortable that I just said that. Maybe I'm a little prude, but I went with the fully covered up look, by dipping the entire candy in silky dark chocolate and drizzling a swirl of chocolate to pretty them up a bit.
No matter what these candies look like, I can say they are delicious. They are like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but better. The peanut butter filling has that sweet peanut butter flavor with a slightly gritty texture. Gritty in a good way. That texture comes from finely ground graham crackers which was something I didn't expect to find in this recipe. Dip in your favorite chocolate and try to resist the urge to eat them 3 at a time.
This recipe is most definitely a keeper and would make a great addition to your holiday goodie tray. It's easy to make and even easier to eat. To see how what real buckeyes look like, head over to the Club: Baked site and check out posts from my fellow bakers. To get the recipe head over to Karen's site, Cookies Cakes and More.