Buckeye Pretzel Bites

Inspired by the buckeye, a candy that is popular in Ohio (named because it resembles the nut of the buckeye tree). In these buckeye pretzel bites the peanut butter filling of that candy is sandwiched between two pretzels and then dipped and drizzled in dark chocolate.

Buckeye Pretzel Bites // bakingyum.com

These buckeye pretzel bites were the first ever small-batch treat that I developed a couple of years ago in a tiny two bedroom apartment with a squishy little kitchen. They’ve evolved over time, but I love them just as much now as I did that first time I made them.

They’re inspired by buckeye candy (which will heretofore be referred to as buckeyes, because no one I know calls them buckeye candy). Buckeyes are native to Ohio, where I actually lived for about five years when I was a teenager. I loved the place and the people. I often think about the years I spent there. It was during the time I lived there that I was introduced buckeyes. If you haven’t had one, that is so so sad. They’re a totally delectable peanut butter and chocolate treat.

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Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles

An easy no bake treat based on the ever popular chocolate oreo truffle recipe. This summer version, which is made with golden oreos, has hints of tangy lemon and lime. They are absolutely divine!

I love the original oreo truffle recipe. Have you had them? They are made by crushing a whole package of regular oreos into fine crumbs and then mixing a block of cream cheese into those crumbs. Roll the oreo mixture into balls, dip them in chocolate, and viola! They’re total deliciousness, as far as I’m concerned.Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles // bakingyum.com

I made these lemon-lime oreo truffles for the first time a couple of years ago during the summer. I needed a no-bake treat that was simple to make and that tasted like summer. And these totally do. I just love citrus. The lemon and lime flavors in these taste like sunshine.  I brought a larger batch of these to a gathering and they got snatched up so fast. Continue reading “Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles”