Buckeye Pops

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Indulge in the irresistible combination of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter with these delectable Buckeye Pops. Inspired by the classic Buckeye candies, these popsicles are a delightful twist on a beloved treat. With a smooth and velvety peanut butter filling dipped in decadent chocolate, Buckeye Pops are the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. Whether you’re a fan of Buckeye candies or looking for a fun and easy dessert to make, this blog post will guide you through a tantalizing recipe for Buckeye Pops. We’ll provide tips and variations to suit your preferences and share serving suggestions to make your treat even more enjoyable. Get ready to savor the rich and nutty flavors of Buckeye Pops in a fun and convenient format!

Buckeye Pops are a delightful treat that originated in the United States, particularly in the Midwest and Ohio. These sweet confections are named after the buckeye tree, which bears nuts that resemble the treat’s appearance. Here’s a glimpse into their origins:

  • Buckeye Pops are a regional specialty in Ohio, known for their creamy peanut butter centers and chocolate coating.
  • They are a variation of the popular Buckeye candy, which is essentially the same but formed into small, round, and bite-sized pieces.
  • The name “buckeye” is a nod to the state tree of Ohio, the Ohio buckeye, whose nuts inspired the candy’s name and appearance.

Buckeye Pops

Buckeye Pops are a delightful combination of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate, inspired by the famous Buckeye candies. The smooth and velvety peanut butter filling is shaped into balls, frozen on popsicle sticks, and dipped in a layer of decadent chocolate. The result is a heavenly treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. The recipe is easy to follow and requires minimal ingredients. Whether you're making them for a party, a special occasion, or simply to enjoy with your loved ones, Buckeye Pops are guaranteed to be a hit!

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 30 mins Rest Time 4 hrs Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 14 Calories: 241.46 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

For the peanut butter filling:

For the chocolate coating:

Optional toppings:

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt for the peanut butter filling. Stir until well combined and smooth.

  2. Take about 1 tablespoons of the peanut butter mixture and shape it into a ball. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining peanut butter mixture, spacing the balls evenly on the sheet.

  3. Insert a popsicle stick into each peanut butter ball, making sure it is securely inserted but not poking through the other side. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and let the peanut butter balls freeze for about 30 minutes.

  4. In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the semi-sweet chocolate and vegetable oil together, stirring until smooth and well combined.

  5. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off. Use a spoon or a spatula to help coat the balls evenly.

  6. Place the coated Buckeye pops back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle the tops with chopped peanuts, sprinkles, or a pinch of sea salt for addedflavor and decoration.

  7. Once all the Buckeye pops are coated and decorated, return the baking sheet to the freezer and let the popsicles freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.

  8. After the freezing time, remove the Buckeye pops from the freezer and carefully remove them from the baking sheet.

  9. Serve the Buckeye pops immediately, or transfer them to an airtight container or plastic bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 14


Amount Per Serving
Calories 241.46kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.47g30%
Saturated Fat 7.12g36%
Trans Fat 7.12g
Cholesterol 8.39mg3%
Sodium 82.26mg4%
Potassium 143.92mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 17.3g6%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugars 12.51g
Protein 5.59g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • For a crunchy texture, mix in some crushed graham crackers or chopped roasted peanuts into the peanut butter filling.
  • If you prefer a sweeter filling, add more powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate for the coating, such as milk chocolate or dark chocolate, to suit your taste preferences.
  • Customize the toppings by using colored sprinkles, crushed cookies, or drizzling melted white chocolate over the popsicles.
  • If you're a fan of sweet and salty combinations, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the chocolate-coated popsicles.
  • If you don't have popsicle sticks, you can use wooden skewers or lollipop sticks as an alternative.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy the Buckeye Pops as a delicious frozen dessert on a hot summer day.
  • Serve them at parties, gatherings, or picnics to delight your guests.
  • Create a dessert platter by arranging the Buckeye pops alongside other bite-sized treats like cookies, brownies, and fruit skewers.
  • Offer a variety of toppings, such as crushed nuts, coconut flakes, or colored sprinkles, and let your guests customize their Buckeye pops.
  • Serve the popsicles with a drizzle of warm caramel or chocolate sauce for an extra indulgent touch.
Allergen Information:

Buckeye Pops typically contain the following allergens:

  • Peanuts: Peanut butter is a key ingredient, so be cautious if you or someone consuming the treat has a peanut allergy.
  • Dairy: Chocolate is used to coat the peanut butter centers, so it may contain dairy. Ensure you use dairy-free chocolate if preparing a vegan or dairy-free version.
Wine or Drink Pairing:

Buckeye Pops are a sweet and indulgent treat, so they pair wonderfully with a variety of beverages:

  • Milk: A classic choice, a glass of cold milk complements the creamy peanut butter and chocolate.
  • Coffee: The bitterness of coffee can balance the sweetness of the treat.
  • Hot Chocolate: A rich and velvety hot chocolate makes for a delightful pairing.
Storage and Leftovers:
  • Store Buckeye Pops in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent them from becoming too soft at room temperature.
  • They can be stored for up to two weeks in the fridge, but they are best enjoyed within the first few days for optimal freshness.
  • If your Buckeye Pops have been out at room temperature for an extended period, you may want to refrigerate them briefly before serving to firm up the chocolate coating.
Keywords: Buckeye Pops, Peanut Butter and Chocolate, Frozen Treats, Sweet and Nutty, Dessert on a Stick

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