Monday, September 17, 2012

Biscoff Buckeyes

Biscoff Buckeyes

My adoration for the caramel-y, cinnamon-y spread in the red-capped jar is absolutely no secret.  I can’t pass by the shelf and not pick up a jar.  I should know better because I’m pretty sure that I could polish off a jar with just a spoon.  I haven’t done that – I’m just pretty sure it could be done.  I have resorted to only buying a jar when I know that I need to use it in a recipe.  I just don’t trust my non-existent self-control.  But I caved this weekend and bought a jar with no purpose in mind.  So when I got home with it, I shoved it way back in the cabinet and just hoped that I would forget that it’s in there.  It haunted me, though.  My mind just doesn’t forget that I have Biscoff in the cabinet.

But I got started on a few other things and did let my mind wander from the Biscoff.  I lit my fall candles.  I listed to the Civil Wars radio station on Pandora. (Thank you, Verizon Xyboard for the constant stream of music in my house!).  I made my first batch of soup.  In bread bowls.  And, confession: I might be prematurely in the holiday baking spirit. Our loft smelled like pumpkin pie all day on Saturday and I am not complaining.

Biscoff Buckeyes

And because of this baking spirit, I made a list.  A list of things that I plan to bake this holiday season.  One of those things: buckeyes.  Truth: I didn’t know that they were called buckeyes until recently.  It completely makes sense but when we made them when I was growing up we called them Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls.  We also added Rice Krispies cereal to them and Icrave them as soon as people start mentioning holidays.  So what was at the top of my list?  Yes, peanut butter chocolate balls.  Of course, I wanted to make them immediately, seeing as I have the patience of a 5 year-old.  Once I get a craving for something, I don’t give it up.  And then that hidden jar of Biscoff crept back into my mind.  Biscoff Buckeyes?  I think so.  I really, really think so.  White Chocolate and Sprinkle Biscoff Buckeyes?  Um, yes, yes, that is a must.

Biscoff Buckeyes

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Biscoff Buckeye Recipe

Yield: 18-20 buckeyes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour (includes chill time)

A twist on the traditional buckeye recipe: a Biscoff buckeye. Biscoff spread, powdered sugar, oats and white chocolate create a modern twist on the classic peanut butter buckeye.

Ingredients:

1 cup Biscoff Spread
2 Tbs. butter, room temperature
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup oats
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sprinkles, optional

Directions:

Cream the Biscoff and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the brown sugar and powdered sugar and mix until the mixture comes together. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the oats. Mix until all of the oats are incorporated.

Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a Silpat-lined (or parchment-lined) baking sheet and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes.

Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. Dip one-half the three-quarters of each Biscoff ball into the white chocolate, and, if desired, dip immediately into a bowl of sprinkles. Return to the baking sheet to set. Repeat with the rest of the buckeyes.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Cassie's Note:
If you prefer milk chocolate, I am sure it would be wonderful here. I personally am not a fan of milk or dark chocolate with Biscoff so I chose white, and I love the contrast of colors.

If you prefer to leave the oats out, sub the same amount of powdered sugar, Rice Krispie cereal, Golden Grahams, etc.

Biscoff Buckeyes


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54 Responses to “Biscoff Buckeyes”

  1. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 17, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    I love that you sprinkled them!! :)

  2. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 17, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    I’ve heard so much about Biscoff and still haven’t tried it… It’s never anywhere I look! But when I get my hands on it, I’m making these!

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

      You will love it!!

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    Kathryn — September 17, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Oh Cassie, you really are the queen of biscoff!

  4. #
    krysten @mrs schwartzs kitchen — September 17, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    These are so adorable and what a fun spin on the traditional buckyes!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — September 17, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    These look wonderful! That’s hilarious – I have some Biscoff cookies coming this week too. :)

    And the Civil Wars Pandora station is one of my favs!!

  6. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — September 17, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    I adore that yumminess in the jar with the red lid too:-) And a buckeye with biscoff, white chocolate, and sprinkles…why, yes, I think I must!!! What a fun twist on a holiday favorite!!!

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    Parsley Sage — September 17, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Gorgeous! I’ve not seen any biscoff here! How tragic is that? I’m on a new mission though. These sound heavenly :) And although its still 90 degrees in Cayman, I’m totally with you! Pumpkin pie weekend!

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:54 am

      Oh that is tragic, I can ship you some!! :)

  8. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — September 17, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    These little bites are so cute! I definitely love biscoff as well you just can’t go wrong with it.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 17, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    There seriously isn’t a better combination than Biscoff and white chocolate! Well, I mean. PB&Chocolate. But…I couldn’t choose!

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:53 am

      Haha, I can’t choose either. These are good but I don’t think they quite replace the traditional one!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — September 17, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I’m from Ohio and we’re alll about buckeyes there–and I LOVE how you’ve adapted them to use biscoff!!! YUM!

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:52 am

      Thanks Kayle! I don’t really have any connection to Ohio but I always thing of the state when I make these!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 17, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    these make me so happy for so many reasons today Cassie! 1) i love sprinkles! you know this all too well! 2) it’s monday… and i need sprinkles 3) my bff is from ohio and buckeyes are her favorite! must make these for her! 4) biscoff is like my drug. ;) These are adorable!

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:44 am

      YOU are adorable Sally! :)

  12. #
    Tracey — September 17, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Holy moly, these sound amazing Cassie! They’re adorable, I just love the sprinkles – can’t get enough of those :)

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

      Thanks, Tracey, sprinkles are my favorite!

  13. #
    DessertForTwo — September 17, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    I’m so happy to see something sweet after all those spicy delicious posts! :) These look great!

    • Cassie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

      I was ready for some sugar too!

  14. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 17, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Goodness Cassie… I think I just died! Love the sprinkles! :)

  15. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 17, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Cassie, what a fabulous idea! And they are so cute!!

  16. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 17, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    These are just adorable.

  17. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 17, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    These are so adorable! I think I will need to cave in a get a jar of Biscoff! What a great idea. Now if I could only make these and eat just one; doubtful but so worth it! :)

  18. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 17, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    You are a brilliant woman, my friend! Love love love these!

  19. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 17, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    They look great and I love making little bites and balls and biscoff/cookie butter makes fall feel like it’s in the air with the hints of cinnamon & ginger. Love these!

  20. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 17, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    It makes me so happy that you used biscoff instead of pb. Truly :)

  21. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — September 17, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    These are definitely a must, I agree! I love the white chocolate and biscoff combination!

  22. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — September 17, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    This is such a fun dessert, Cassie! I think I’ll make these next month when I throw my Halloween party – black, white, and orange sprinkles?!

  23. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — September 17, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    I didnn’t know peanut butter chocolate balls were known as buckeyes, either! I love when things you can only describe in terms of ingredients (like…peanut butter…chocolate….ball…no bake…yum) turn out to actually have a proper name. These look delicious with the biscoff (yeah, that stuff’s out-of-this-world) and the sprinkles! Fun and tasty!

  24. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — September 17, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    I hope we can still be friends after I tell you this, but I’ve never had Biscoff. Or buckeyes. So sad, I know. But these look amaaaaaazing, even without the frame of reference.

  25. #
    Erin — September 17, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Being a Buckeye alum and fan, I have to say these are a pretty awesome variation!

  26. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — September 17, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    My Biscoff is gone :( I need to get another jar, actually I think I’ll try the TJ’s stuff next. People rave about that and it’s easier to source. Your buckeyes look like stopping at just one could be difficult!

  27. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    I’m from Ohio so I am very familiar with buckeyes! I love this Biscoff version!

  28. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    What a fun twist on classic Buckeye’s! They are one of my favorite treats for the holidays – they are not safe in my house :)

  29. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — September 17, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    i love how easy these are to make – so dangerous ;)

  30. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 17, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    Love this twist on a buckeye!

  31. #
    Baking Serendipity — September 17, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    You’re putting me in the mood for the holidays! And Biscoff…and chocolate. This is trouble :)

  32. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 17, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    This is like you read my mind, I’ve been wanting to try something just like this! YUM!

  33. #
    Susan @ OurFamilyEats — September 17, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    Oh my gosh Cassie, my Mom and I used to make those Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls with Rice Krispies in them too! And I always get a craving for them this time of year. Love your Biscoff version!

  34. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 17, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    Great idea and no one would pass this one, even the one who is dieting! Really cute and fun, not to mention it’s biscoff!!! I’m excited about your holiday list and please do share each one of them! :)

  35. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — September 17, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    YUM!! I still haven’t bought any Biscoff – can you believe it?! Must get some so I can make these!

  36. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 17, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    I’ve been on a biscoff withdrawal so these buckeyes are just screaming my name! I may need to call in sick to work tomorrow so I can make this and then sit on the couch and eat the entire batch :)

  37. #
    Parsley Sage — September 18, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    That’s very nice of you! But I worry that the dodgy customs agents will seize it here. Plus, shipping is out of control. My mom has learned that its cheaper to send a small piece of luggage full of swag to whoever is coming to visit me next and pay them to check it and drop it off to me while they’re on vacation. Isn’t that insane!?

  38. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 18, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    These look amazing and adorable, Cassie! PS LOVE your apple pizza, too:-)

  39. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 18, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Haha. I’m the same way with cravings / recipe ideas. I get up immediately and make it. I just can’t wait or else I won’t be able to get to sleep that night! And these look so cute. Biscoff and sprinkes. Aww. :)

  40. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — September 19, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    BISCOFF BUCKEYES?! Is this even real life? You’re my hero.

  41. #
    Angie — September 20, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Wow! These look so good!

  42. #
    Shari-Tickled Red — September 21, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Oooo…talk about snack attack!

  43. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — September 21, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    I love peanut butter buckeyes, but these have sprinkles! Which automatically makes them better! :D

  44. #
    luv what you do — September 21, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I love how cute these look. Anything with biscoff or cookie butter has got to be good and it’s nice to have something to do with the jar besides just eat it straight with a spoon!

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