Thursday, June 22, 2006
Ohio Buckeye Candy
I made these gems - don't they look interesting?
Do you love Reese's peanut butter cups?
Are you one of those people who have no qualms eating peanut butter by the spoonfuls? Then you have to try some Ohio Buckeye Candy!
No, you can't buy them here (or at least, I don't anywhere that sells them) but you can make your own!
I'll have to thank Amy for telling me about these peanut butter chocolate candy. You see, she's from Ohio and is here on an exchange programme at NUS. I hosted her and Krisanna two weekends ago and we had such a blast!
Any how, Amy happened to love peanut butter as much as I do and we were just discussing about how wonderful it is when she let me in on the wondrous Ohio Buckeye Candy.
Here in Singapore, it's not that easy to find Reese's peanut butter cups so you can imagine how excited I was to hear of something similar I can make on my own.
Buckeye is actually a fruit of the Buckeye (Horse Chestnut) Tree found in the States I think. It was seriously the first time I've ever heard of it!
Thanks Amy for introducing the Ohio Buckeye Candy to me! It is so easy to make. Well it can be a little messy when dipping the chocolate but it's worth the work, nonetheless. And just a short disclaimer - this tends to be rather sweet so don't try it if you don't have a sweet tooth. Or you can cut down on the sugar. But then I'd suggest you freeze the peanut butter balls first, before dipping in chocolate, or else it won't hold. The recipe here makes alot of balls so I halved it. Have fun ya'll! Try making some buckeye candy and share the love:
Ohio Buckeye Candy
Mix together 3 cups creamy peanut butter, 1 and a half sticks softened butter and 2 lbs. confectioner's sugar. Form into small balls. Using a toothpick, dip balls into 16 oz. melted dipping chocolate until almost covered, leaving some of the peanut butter mixture exposed on top. Refrigerate. Enjoy!
P.S. I know some of you have trouble converting the measurements. Here's a very useful link: Measurement Conversion Calculator.