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.
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.