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<p>Ohio Buckeyes</p>
Photo: Helene Dujardin; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

In this classic confection from the Buckeye State, creamy peanut butter and chocolate combine to create an adorable replica of an Ohio tree nut.

Serves 38 (serving size: 1 buckeye)


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2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
8 ounces dark chocolate (60-65% cacao), chopped


Hands-on: 33 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 13 Minutes

1. Place first 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs; beat until blended.

2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape peanut butter mixture by tablespoonfuls into 38 balls. Place balls on baking sheet; refrigerate 1 hour.

3. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler; place over simmering water, stirring until almost melted. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

4. Place each ball on a fork, and dip ball in chocolate until partially coated; return to parchment paper to harden.

Created date

August 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 141
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 2.7 g
Carbohydrate 14.7 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 95 mg
Calcium 6 mg