If you aren't a fan of OSU football, don't live in Ohio, or follow Big 10 sports, you are probably thinking something like "What the hell is a Buckeye?" I know, when we moved to Columbus when I was in 3rd grade, none of us had ever heard the term and people looked at us like we were from another planet.
A Buckeye is a nut that fall from trees here in Ohio. They look like this: 

and when the pod opens, they look like this:


More importantly though, the BUCKEYE is the mascot for The Ohio State University. Football is kind of a religious experience around here, and during the season, you wont go much of anywhere without seeing these delights, which are the chocolate and peanut butter version of the nut. Most everyone I know can make these at the drop of a hat:

On Fathers Day, I got the brilliant idea to turn that addicting treat into a cupcake. I call them "Cupeyes." I worked for over 3 hours yesterday making the treat and I wanted to share with you how they came out. I'm pretty proud of them =)

I haven't posted the full recipe because I'm considering selling these later and a lot of my readers are Columbus natives. Below is the recipe for the Buckeyes themselves, however, if you'd like the cupcake and frosting recipe I'll be happy to email it to you.

1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners' sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1.In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

2.Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

3.Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.

4.Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.


  1. Yum! I'm visiting from Somewhat Simple. I'd love it if you'd stop by and link up to my Home and Family Friday Linky Party. I host each Friday. Hope you'll come join us!


  2. Yummers! I am your newest follower from Blog Hop Friday. Hope you can return the favor!Happy Mothering!

  3. Those are adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I lived in Ohio for a few years and they sure are proud of the Buckeyes! lol

  4. @debi aka truthful mommy... thats funny. i just added you as a follower about 10 mintues ago =)

    @jeanette...go bucks!

  5. That sounds yummy. I'm going to have to try it. Looks like a lot of my kind of recipes here. Time to do some bookmarking. I'm following you now.

  6. Wow, everything on your blog I've looked at looks so yummy! These cupeyes look so adorable and mouth-watering. We had some friends in college from Ohio who had us over for a football game and made buckeyes-so good.

  7. loove the blog name! Whoo hoo I am following you now! Cute blog! I would loove a follow back ;) Check me out here!
    Stash Mama

  8. These sound fantastic - love your blog name btw - I am a new follower from New Friend Fridays! http://cakeblast.com

  9. Those cupeyes are gorgeous! Like your blog name too - I agree, there is a fine line between hobby and obsession :)

  10. We are in Ohio too!!! I love buckeyes!! I just started a recipe link up on Wednesday's, you should link your recipes!!

    Your blog name is so much fun!!!


  11. adorable! i adore chocolate and peanut butter. throw in cupcakes and it's practically perfect!

  12. Hi! I'm your newest follower, over from I'm Lovin' it Fridays :) I'd love for you to stop by and do the same. http://soupson502.blogspot.com/

    By the way, YUM! These look so good! We are big fans of peanut butter buckeyes around here - I would never have thought to put them on cupcakes like that, though! Very cute :)

  13. Buckeyes are awesome! My SIL makes them for Christmas! Just saying hi from NFF.

    Come say hi when you get a chance.

  14. Grew up in Ohio & love Buckeyes...all of them!

  15. Wow! I learned something new today! Thanks for telling us non-natives what buckeyes are! I had no idea!

    And what great cupcakes! What a great idea...I'm sure they were a hit!!

    Thanks for linking up!

  16. those look delicious! thanks for sharing!

  17. This sounds delish! I love making cupcakes.

  18. Those look so yummy! Visiting from along for the ride :)

  19. Yummy!! These are now on my list of 'treats' for the husband!!


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