Best Buckeyes

Merry Merry and Happy Everything!!!

This post is going to be short and sweet. I stumbled across hundreds of Buckeye recipes. I combined a few of my favorite ones and created THE BEST RECIPE EVER for Buckeyes. Seriously, these are most delicious ones I’ve ever tasted or made. Rich, creamy, smooth….I could go on and on about them….but I won’t. So, here ya go:

Buckeyes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter, softened
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 pack (14 oz) Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
  1. Using a stand mixer, beat Peanut Butter and softened Butter until well mixed.
  2. Add Brown Sugar and Vanilla Extract and mix.
  3. Gradually add Powdered Sugar, one cup at a time, until completely combined.  (Start with 3 1/4 cups and adding more if needed)
  4. Scoop into desired size ( tablespoon)  and roll into balls in between your palms. ( If dough is sticking to hands…. add a little more powdered sugar until correct consistency.)
  5. Line Cookie Sheet with wax paper and place balls on it (not touching). Freeze  at least 20 min.
  6.  While PB balls are in the freezer, melt the Chocolate Wafers according to package directions. (I also add in a 1/2 teaspoon Coconut Oil to help give the chocolate a gorgeous sheen!)
  7. When chocoate is ready, take PB balls out of the  freezer. Spear top of each ball with a toothpick, and holding the toothpick, dunk into the melted chocolate, place on wax paper and remove toothpick. Repeat for all balls.
  8. When finished, using the pads of your finger, gently rub out the toothpick hole on the top of the PB ball.
  9. Return to fridge or freezer to let chocolate harden.
  10. Enjoy!!!!

 

EDB Tips:

*When adding in the powdered sugar, add all 3 cups (one cup at a time).  Once you add the last 1/3 cup, your dough may be perfect.  If the dough is sticky or won’t hold a ball shape, you need a add more powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time until you get the perfect consistency….smooth and creamy

*These are best kept in the fridge or freezer ….if you leave them out, they tend to magically disappear! 😉

*You can use any chocolate, but I prefer the dark to balance out the sweetness of the powdered sugar

*If you don’t use Salted Butter, be sure to add a pinch of salt before you add in the vanilla!

FOLLOW ME

www.eatdrinkbe.com

Eat, Drink & Be Kari (Facebook)

@eatdrinkbe

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars with Chia Seeds

Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars with Chia Seeds20130923-170445.jpg

Do these look delicious or what?!? Chocolatey, Moist & At Least A Little Bit Healthy.  Umm…….Yes, Please!

 

They key to these Bars are:

 

1. Chop your own GOOD QUALITY Bittersweet Chocolate

20130923-162410.jpg

 

 

2. Use only the FINEST INGREDIENTS

20130923-162456.jpg

 

 

3. Let Bars COOL COMPLETELY before cutting (Yes, this is gonna be difficult!!!)

Here's How to Make These Bad Boys

Here’s How to Make These Bad Boys

 

Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars with Chia Seeds

3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
3/4 cup Organic Sugar
3/4 cup Organic Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 cups Organic Rolled Oats
2 Eggs
1/2  tsp Organic Cinnamon (Saigon or Ceylon)
1 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
2 tspMadagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste(to DIE FOR!!!) OR Substitute 2 T Good Quality Vanilla Extract
2 T Organic Chia Seeds
1 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks..maybe a tad over 1 cup!

Preheat Oven to 325.  (between 300 and 350 depending on your oven and pan size).

Line Pan with Parchment Paper (8×8, 9×9, 9×13 depending how thick you want your bars)

Cream Butter and Sugars until LIGHT AND FLUFFY.

Add in Eggs ONE AT A TIME.  Mix In Completely Each Time!

In Separate Bowl Combine Dry Ingredients: Flour, Oats, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Salt.

Mix Dry Ingredients into Wet Ingredients bit by bit.  Lightly Mix to combine.

Now, Switch to a Spatula!

Fold In Chocolate Chunks, Vanilla Bean Paste & Chia Seeds

 

Fold In LIghtly

Lightly Stir

Mix to Combine and Press into Prepared Pan.

Bake 15-25 Minutes until the top and edges are turning a golden brown.

COOL COMPLETELY before slicing into squares.  I know, this is hard to resist….it smells so good….Oh, what the heck!??!?!  Slice off a little teeny corner for a taste.  Just don’t fear, it will crumble something awful….LET IT COOL and the texture is perfect!  But that itty bitty taste sure was good, eh?!?!?!

ENJOY!

ENJOY!

And, of course, as always, try and use all the highest quality ORGANIC ingredients… it will show in your end results!

eat.drink.be

Kari

@eatdrinkbeKari

www.eatdrinkbe.com