Ohio Buckeyes

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.

Yield: Serves 38 (serving size: 1 buckeye)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 33 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 141
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.7g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 95mg
  • Calcium: 6mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Place each ball on a fork, and dip ball in chocolate until partially coated; return to parchment paper to harden.
Also featured in: Cooking Light Lighten Up, America!, Oxmoor House, 2013
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