Leftover Halloween Candy Saltine Bark

Halloween Saltine Bark | The Blonde Buckeye

I actually wanted to make this last year, but usually I personally don’t have “leftover” candy. So this time I bought some, specifically to use and call “leftover”. The great thing is you can pretty much use any candy you like. I prefer chocolate with something like this, but by all means, add something fruity or whatever you have.Continue Reading

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Strawberry Choc Chip Bundt Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

I finally got a bundt cake pan… I know, it’s crazy that I didn’t before. So now that I do, I had to try it out as soon as possible. I wanted something with both fruit and chocolate, so in the spirit of chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate chips with strawberries sounded like a delicious pairing. And it was! A dense moist cake with tart strawberries and decadent chocolate flecked throughout. Then I glazed mine with a sweet vanilla icing, and topped it with fresh blueberries and raspberries with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The best of all things both sweet and fresh.

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Mint Chocolate Cake (GF/V/NF/SF)

Mint Chocolate Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

I love making these little 5″ cakes! It’s not quite as daunting as a big one, they’re oh-so cute and perfect for just a few people. Or they’re the perfect size for smash cakes too, for the little ones. Plus, one of the best parts about this recipe is you can also use it to make 12 standard sized cupcakes (just vary the baking time). Ever since the girl scout cookies starting popping up this season, I have been craving thin mints, or more specifically, mint chocolate. (and I’m sorry, but why do they not make gluten-free/ dairy-free girl scout cookies yet?).

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Buckeye Crunch Brownies

Buckeye Crunch Brownies | The Blonde Buckeye

These are UNBELIEVABLE. Seriously. I freaked out about these. Everyone else freaked out too. They’re that good. Think like, a crispy, gooey, peanut buttery, candy bar brownie? They are died-and-went-to-heaven good.Continue Reading

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cake

 

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

There are very few things that pair better than chocolate & strawberry. They are just a match made in heaven. Plus strawberries make gorgeous decorations, without doing much with them at all. I think that’s why they call it ‘nature’s candy’. Or do they? If they don’t, they should…

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Mini Buckeye Tarts

Mini Buckeye Tarts | The Blonde Buckeye

This is a good one you guys – if you like peanut butter & chocolate, of course.

Let me tell you, these little tarts are not only so cute, they can literally not be trusted around this pregnant lady. Luckily I gave most of them away so I didn’t have to look at them anymore, taunting me from the kitchen.Continue Reading

Peppermint S’more Sammies

Peppermint S'more Sammies | The Blonde Buckeye

Well, I’m sorry that I’ve been a little absent lately, but now I’m back and I’ve moved onto peppermint from pumpkin! These little treats are absolutely perfect for this time of year. There are very few ingredients (which is always nice), and they contain peppermint, which is what I’m after at the moment. All peppermint, all the time.Continue Reading

Buckeye Snack Mix

Buckeye Snack Mix | The Blonde Buckeye

Snack Mix, or Muddy Buddies, or Puppy Chow… They’re all the same essentially, and also super, super addicting. You will not be able to stop eating it. I rarely make it because of this fact. My sister and I always used to get down on this growing up. It would last about a second then too.Continue Reading

Buckeye Blondies

Buckeye Blondies | The Blonde Buckeye

It was only a matter of time before I made some Buckeye Blondies, let’s be honest. I mean, how perfect right? Not only are they appropriate for this blog’s name, they are DEEELICIOUS. Don’t ask questions, just make them. Seriously. Or wait a few days – I’m sure you have a surplus of candy at the moment. Or! Just add the leftover candy bars right into the blondies! Brilliant.

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Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups | The Blonde Buckeye

Hands down, my husband’s favorite flavor combination is peanut butter & chocolate, as far as sweets go (otherwise, I would just say meat in general). Although we don’t typically go for a store-bought candy bars for sweets, Reese’s is his absolute favorite.  So I wanted to make a homemade version, but a little healthier (& with a lot less ingredients). I used dark chocolate & subbed out the peanut butter for almond butter.  The combination of the rich dark chocolate & smooth almond butter, with a pinch of sea salt sets this treat over the edge. The honey gives it a mild sweetness, while it still tastes very decadent. I made mini cups & I’m so glad I did, because these guys are RICH. Just one definitely satisfies even the biggest sweet tooth.Continue Reading