Grab yourself a glass of milk, that’s just what these Buckeye Blondies call for! A peanut butter blondie base is studded with chocolate and peanut butter chips before being slathered with a dark chocolate ganache, a sinful peanut butter ganache and then drizzled with even more chocolate ganache.
When people learned that we were moving to Ohio almost three years ago, nearly everyone of them mentioned that we would turn into Buckeye fans. Clearly they don’t know me that well, as my blood most definitely runs black and gold for my love of my alma mater. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been fun to witness their national championship run last year from a few hours away, but you won’t find me sporting scarlet and gray anytime too soon.
There’s only one buckeye that has stolen my heart and that is of the sweet candy variety. Have you ever had one? Buckeyes are similar to peanut butter balls but they’re dipped in chocolate, leaving a circle of peanut butter visible on the top so that they resemble an actual buckeye that you’d find off of a tree. They are delicious and oh so addictive! A friend sent me a basket of them when we arrived in Cleveland and I may or may not have eaten more than my fair share before sharing with the rest of my family.
Before Ohio State played Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl this year, my friends at the Ohio Poultry Association asked several Ohio food bloggers to create a Buckeye inspired recipe that could be served at watch parties. I was more than happy to say yes and that’s how these Buckeye Blondies came to be. My first blondie recipe! Now typically blondies are similar to brownies but without the addition of chocolate. You can see why I haven’t ever created one before – I puffy heart chocolate! But Buckeye Blondies?! Now we’re talking – chocolate and peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you!
Grab yourself a glass of milk, that’s just what these Buckeye Blondies call for! A peanut butter blondie base is studded with chocolate and peanut butter chips before being slathered with a dark chocolate ganache. What’s better than ganache but two layers of ganache! The third layer of these bars is a sinful peanut butter ganache that’s then drizzled with even more chocolate ganache. The end result is four layers of deliciousness, perfect for game day or any day of the year.
I’d like to think that my Buckeye Blondies played a small part in Ohio State steamrolling Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. I mean, these bars have four layers of decadence and a football game has four quarters. Coincidence? I think not!
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I was compensated by the Ohio Poultry Association to create this Buckeye inspired treat. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this sponsor that allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Melanie Makes.