Monday, November 14, 2011

Club Baked~Buckeyes!

It's another edition of Club Baked!! This time around we made buckeyes! Buckeyes are peanut butter candies, dipped in chocolate to look like a nut called a buckeye. Being born and raised in Ohio, the Buckeye State,  I  can"t remember a holiday season without buckeyes.  And, even though we moved away quite awhile ago, we always have buckeyes during the holiday. It's a tradition! So, I was very excited about making these.  The recipe from Baked Explorations, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito is slightly different from the one I have always used, but I followed their recipe, (except I used milk chocolate instead of dark) curious to see how they differ in taste from mine. I was not disappointed. They were delicious!
 This recipe was easy. There was what I would call 
an "unusual ingredient" in the recipe.
Can you guess what it is?
The scooping and.....
rolling took some time. But it was so worth it!
 Callebaut Milk Chocolate finished off the buckeyes. 
Oh, so good! 
To  read how other Club Baked members created their buckeyes,
or to become a member, check out the Club Baked page.

Many thanks to Karen at Karens Cookies Cakes and More for hosting 
this edition of Club Baked. If you stop by her blog you will find the 
Buckeyes Recipe, and what the "unusual ingredient" is, with lots of other great recipes.

Thanks for stopping by The Freshman Cook!!


  1. Were these just a little less sweet than the ones you were used to? I'm curious how they compared. I loved them!

  2. Yours look beautiful! The toothpick didn't work for me, then I tried the fork which didn't work either. Gave up and dipped them completely.

  3. I bet milk chocolate was yummy! Your candies look great. I loved the unusual ingredient and that slightly gritty texture. This recipe will be definitely be making repeat appearences at my house!

  4. Yea- I bet the Milk Chocolate was tasty- I prefer it anyway. I packaged mine up and gave them as gifts-they make a nice presentation. Nice job-they look great.

  5. I love your photos! Your candies look perfect. I think I'll try milk chocolate next time. I used a combo of Valrhona and Ghiradelli.