Attention all chocolate and peanut butter fanatics! You need this buckeye candy recipe in your life.
Do you know about buckeyes? It’s an Ohio thing, since the buckeye is our official state tree. These candies are made to look just like buckeye nuts. A thick layer of chocolate (I used dark) hugs a ball of peanut butter fudge, leaving an enticing peanut butter circle exposed. It tastes like a homemade Reese’s cup. (Oh, do I have chocolate on my face? I have no idea how it got there.)
I grew up thinking everyone knew about buckeyes (the candy, not the team), and was shocked when I discovered my hubby’s family in Connecticut had never heard of them. But our nieces became obsessed with them after trying the candy on one of their visits here.
Now, my kids aren’t allowed to show their faces in Connecticut unless they’re bearing a box (or two) of buckeyes for their cousins. All the chocolate stores here in Ohio sell them. But, no worries if you’re buckeye-less. You can make them at home. (There’s chocolate on my teeth now? I’m just sitting here typing. And who left a dirty dish in my office?)…
It’d been far too long since I baked bread, so I decided to make Parmesan focaccia with rosemary and garlic. The good news is it takes just one hour total. The bad news is…it takes just one hour total. So I’ve made three batches in the past few days, eating all the carbs.
But! I used a 50-50 combination of white whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour in this recipe, so it’s definitely on the healthier spectrum for bread. I feel good serving it to my family, and we all enjoy it. (My kids pick off the rosemary, I must admit, but my hubby and I wouldn’t dream of doing so. Yum!)