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Tuesday, January 26

Peanut Butter Blobs and Buckeyes – 2 Recipes for the Price of 1!

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Last week, one of the batches of edible peanut butter playdough that I made was more suitable for eating than playing. Since we had more than enough playdough to play with, I rolled a bunch of the “dough” into little blobs and dipped them in melted chocolate chips to eat, an idea inspired by a recipe for Buckeyes that I’ve been meaning to try.  My blobs turned out quite yummy. In fact, my friend Nikki couldn’t stop eating them. (Sorry to out you, Nikki!)

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So, today we have two recipes: Jane’s peanut butter blobs and the original recipe for Buckeyes.  The dry milk in the peanut butter blobs gives them a nice crunch, but I have to say that the Buckeyes recipe looks simply heavenly and I can’t wait to try them.  (Karen, who gave me the recipe, swears they’re awesome and I believe her.) I would have made them this week, but I have officially overdosed on peanut butter after all the playdough “testing.” I need a little break. Never thought I could get sick of something made out of peanut butter and chocolate.

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Peanut Butter Blobs
 
From Jane Maynard (evolved from a few peanut butter playdough recipes)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 18 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1¼ cup non-fat dry milk (packet for one quart)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ – 1 cup chocolate chips (preferably half milk, half semi-sweet)
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Roll into small “blobs” and dip in melted chocolate chips (you can melt in the microwave or over a double boiler). Let sit to harden. Store in an airtight container. (Quick tip: Spray your tablespoon with oil before measuring your honey and the honey will pour much easier.)

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Buckeyes
 
From Karen who got it from a friend who got it from a friend…
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 18 oz crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups rice krispies smashed (can put in a ziplock and use a rolling pin to smash)
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 1 lb of powdered sugars
  • chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix above ingredients and refrigerate for 20 mins. Shape into balls and dip into melted chocolate (karen uses chocolate chips, you can either microwave the chips in a bowl for 1 minute and stir then do 15 sec increments after that until nice and smooth– or use a double boiler to melt – just be careful not to over cook the chips) then place on a cookie sheet and let harden! Enjoy! (Store in an airtight container.)

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18 Comments »

  1. 1
    Stella

    These look yummy!

    I saw the easiest and most delicious recipe today and I wish I could remember what blog it was from!
    Basically you take Pretzel Snaps, Hershey Kisses and M&Ms. Heat your oven to 200, lay out snaps on wax paper covered cookie sheet and place a kiss on top of each snap. Place in oven for a few minutes, just until kiss becomes soft. Remove and push an M&M into each kiss. The kiss should spread out to the edges of the snap. Allow to set and store in a tupperware! They looked SOO GOOD!! Perfect for kids party snacks!

  2. 2
    Jane Maynard

    chocolate and pretzels is another of my favorite combos – I am DEFINITELY going to try these! I did a quick google search and the recipe is on a lot of sites…this one had a cute picture http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/eatmycharlotte/2009/12/21/chocolate-pretzel-buttons/

    thanks, stella!

  3. 3
    ellie

    Okay, you have just solved a huge foodie problem I was pondering: What to bring to a Super Bowl party when the person throwing it owns three Panera stores? Cake? Cookies? Bread? Nope, they sell those. They even sell salads! But I couldn’t go empty handed, and now I won’t! Thanks!

  4. yea! and I bet if you’re more careful than I was you can make the chocolate look really pretty and swirly on top. :) glad I could help!!

  5. 5
    Brina

    The pretzel recipe also works great with melted chocolate chips piped out of a ziploc. Mix them with the seasonal m&m’s = perfect party treat!

  6. Oh wow, those blobs look and sound amazing! I’m scared to make them because I KNOW I won’t be able to stop eating them. And, I have nonfat dry milk in my cupboard that I’ve been wondering what to do with…

  7. Oh wow! These look lovely. My friend is a massive peanut butter and chocolate fan. i’m always on the look out for recipes like this one. I love candy bits and bobs that look really good piled into a nice dish. I can’t wait to try these out!

    I noticed some of the other comments mentioned the pretzel and chocolate things. In the UK they only sell traditional shaped pretzels but at Christmas you can buy the star shaped ones. So this Christmas I made the pretzel things but used Rolos instead of Hershey’s Kisses (mainly due to the cost factor). The caramel and the chocolate teamed with the saltyness of the pretzels was just amazing. That’s why my family and I put so much weight on over Christmas.

  8. 8
    Margot

    I just have a quick question on the Buckeyes: are the chocolate chips for dipping only, or are they in the mix and then dipped in chocolate as well? Either way, they sure sound yummy.

  9. 9
    Jane Maynard

    yes chocolate chips are for dipping only…although, mini chocolate chips mixed in sounds like a nice variation to me! :)

  10. 10
    Kelly

    Being from the state of Ohio, and an avid Buckeye fan my entire life – I have never heard of Krispies in Buckeyes. It think that is sounds like a yummy concept, but I do not think that they can then really be called Buckeyes!!!

  11. that’s so funny! :)

    well, you must share the true recipe! would love to see it! :)

  12. 12
    Donna S

    I’m exhausted and ate way too much junk food today, but I’m seriously about to jump up and make those blobs! I too have non fat dry milk in my cabinet that I’m never sure what to do with. YUM!

  13. 13
    Nikki CB

    No, no, Jane, I didn’t actually EAT those, I made a huge replica of the Starship Enterprise and stashed it in the girls’ closet….didn’t you find it yet? ;)

  14. 14
    Jane Maynard

    whatever crazy concocted story makes you feel better is fine by me, nikki ;)

  15. 15
    Suzy

    Also being a proud Ohioan and Buckeye fan, I have never heard of crispy buckeyes. Here is my family’s time trusted recipe. We, along with almost everyone I know, make these around Christmas and I’m not really sure why.
    1 Stick butter
    1 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
    1 lb confectioners sugar
    8-10 oz milk chocolate chips (for dipping)
    Some people also add 1/2 bar of paraffin wax to the chocolate to help smooth it out, but I don’t really like eating things that you can wax a surfboard with, so I omit that.
    Mix all ingredients but the chocolate and form into small balls. Chill the balls so they are easier to dip. Then using a toothpick, dip each ball into the melted chocolate leaving a small circle of peanut butter showing at the top. Set each buckeye on wax paper to cool. Store in airtight container and enjoy!

  16. 16
    Jane Maynard

    I”m so happy to have a buckeye recipe form an honest-to-goodness buckeye! thank you! :)

  17. 17
    bud~~spice!

    i kno!! i love the buckeye!! jane maynard, im happy she had it too!lol hahahahahahaha

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