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Would you believe it if I told you I’ve never had a buckeye candy?? Honestly, I had never even heard of them until I started blogging. And maybe it’s because I grew up in New Mexico. Does anyone in New Mexico make buckeyes? Regardless, it’s something that I’ve wanted to make since I first saw them. Can you really go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? But, like so many other items on my “to make” list, I haven’t got around to making them yet.

Although these aren’t buckeye candies, they are what I’d like to call buckeye candies in cookie form. I could be completely off since I’ve never had an actual buckeye before, but these are delicious anyway! And although the recipe looks a little bit involved, they actually come together pretty easily. Another delicious holiday treat!

Buckeye Delights
from Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies Dec/Jan 2009

Makes 36

Cookie Base
1 pouch (1 lb 1/5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg

Filling
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon peanut butter

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 36 mini muffin cups with mini foil candy cups (about 1 1/4 inch). In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until dough forms. Press about 1 tablespoon dough into each foil cup. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until puffy and set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove from pan.

In small bowl, mix filling ingredients until well blended. Press about 1 teaspoon mixture on top of each cooled cookie.

In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream just to boiling over low heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until cooled. Spread about 2 teaspoons chocolate mixture over each cookie cup.

Place remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds or until softened; knead to mix. Cut off small tip from one corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate mixture over each cookie cup. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. Store covered in refrigerator.

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12 Responses to Countdown to Christmas – Day 6 – Buckyeye Delights

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Mmmhhh, so delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Grace says:

    buckeyes? meh, they're all right. cookie-fied buckeyes? now you're talking. i'm glad the two of you were introduced. :)

  3. Emily says:

    WOW! Deborah! These look amazing! SO profesional.

  4. Chocolate Shavings says:

    Those look absolutely delicious Deborah, perfect for any holiday treat!

  5. kat says:

    These sound great but I'd be in trouble showing up with anything called "buckeye" with my husband's Michigan family.

  6. Heather says:

    I am also featuring recipes from Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies Dec/Jan 2009 on my blog! I haven't made these yet but they are on my to-do list. I also have three give-away being featured on my blog that you should come check out!

    http://www.heatherskitchenconcoctions.com/

  7. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    These look wonderful and I confess too I have never heard of Buckeye's either ! Thanks for the introduction!

  8. Maria says:

    Such a yummy treat!

  9. Jean Bugs says:

    Having lived in Columbus OH all of my life, I am so glad you've discovered the joys of buckeyes! We're quite proud of all of our "Buckeyes"; whether you are speaking of the candy, the trees, or the OSU Buckeyes!!!

  10. Karly says:

    Buckeyes are delicious! I bet your cookies are too!

  11. Cassie says:

    These do indeed sound a lot like Buckeyes, but with the addition of a cookie base, I just can't imagine how they could be bad!!

    You really must try a Buckeye, though. Being from Ohio (home of the Buckeyes), they're very popular around here, and they really are yummy — one of my favorite holiday treats! I'm definitely going to try these; I starred this post for next year!

  12. eatme_delicious says:

    I'd never heard of buckeyes until I started blogging either! Never had one still. These look delicious!

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