Traditional peanut butter Buckeyes, but dunked in a white chocolate bath, and with a peanut butter drizzle! White chocolate and peanut butter together are the BEST combo!
I have so many memories of making traditional Buckeyes growing up. As a little kid, I remember making them a lot with my mom and brother.
But then I went through a years-long phase where I didn’t want to make anything that required dunking. I’m becoming a pro at candy-dunking these days, but it was a battle for a long time.
For example, my Grandpa loved buttercream candies. We would make them homemade for him, usually for Easter and Christmas, but they were an absolute bear to dunk. Even if frozen solid, those suckers would soften up so quickly. They would break and fall apart, or fall off the skewer, melting into the chocolate.
Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the best partnerships, and Buckeyes are the most classic example of that. Creamy peanut butter, paired with butter and powdered sugar, dunked in a bath of silky chocolate. How can they be improved upon?
Arguably, they can’t. However, I’ve made it amply known that I’m firmly in the camp of people that feels that white chocolate and peanut butter are just as amazing, if not better, than chocolate and peanut butter together. Much sweeter, yes, but that’s right up my alley! And I feel like white chocolate doesn’t overpower peanut butter as much as regular chocolate. But that’s just me…
Next time you are making Buckeyes, for a new spin on the classic, try this White Chocolate Buckeyes Recipe. Even better, use regular chocolate too, and make some of both!