View Full Version : how to make buckeye candy raw?
10-25-2009, 02:18 PM
OK anyone know substitutions to make a raw version of buckeye candy? My hubby wants me to make some for thanksgiving, and I happen to REALLY like buckeyes so I want to make it raw if possible. The original recipe is:
At least, I think that's everything in it. I'm really interested in doing this, but if I can't make it raw then I'll do the traditional version for the family and just not eat any myself, even though I REALLY like those candies (they taste like reese cups kinda)
10-25-2009, 05:10 PM
I love buckeyes too. If you find a post by Rawknitster, and visit her blog, you will find a recipe for raw "peanut butter" cups (actually almond butter) that she said really nailed the taste she was looking for. I would think this would be very similar to buckeyes.
10-25-2009, 07:52 PM
There's paraffin wax in a product you eat? Wow, that's made from petroleum. After all, prescription drugs, artificial colors and flavors and other chemical additives are made from petroleum too.
If you can find a good regular recipe for these I can try to make a raw version but I've never heard of those before.
10-25-2009, 07:58 PM
I've found a recipe for them, you can probably subtitute the peanut butter, butter and sugar for walnuts and macamadias (half each) and honey or agave processed in a food processor with ground vanilla bean and salt until it forms a butter.
The amounts should be:
1 cup walnuts
1 cup macadamias
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
1/4 tsp salt
(so far this is the same as the recipe for my raw chocolate chip cookie dough from my book)
Now either make your own raw chocolate or if you don't mind the chocolate being cooked you can melt a 70% organic cacao chocolat bar for the chocolate part.
I can tell you these would be awesome as they are all the same ingredients as my chocolate chip cookie dough, it's just that the chocolate is melted around small balls of dough instead of being in chips inside the dough.
10-26-2009, 06:09 AM
OK I'ma try that this weekend, and if that little recipe works then I'll multiply it to make the thousand I'll need for Thanksgiving lol Since moving here we have the biggest house in the family, so we get to host thanksgiving now. My ultimate test will be with the hubby, he is SUCH a huge fan of buckeyes. I'll dig up my original recipe I use (it my great-great-granny's on my mom's side) and post it, I usually triple that recipe because it *only* makes about 300 buckeyes. But yep, it uses paraffin in it, can you guess why I've never really eaten many of the things?
I'll have to look into the raw chocolate making though, and see how that works. If it doesn't, then I may have to suck it up and heat some chocolate to melt. I refuse to put the paraffin in them if I can avoid it though, that's just nasty.
10-26-2009, 11:55 AM
I'm not familiar with this confection, so these suggestions may or may not be appropriate. Is it a cookie? Is it baked?
I am working through Alissa's book (see the thread Alissa and Annie) and am getting pretty familiar with her book. She has a recipe for Chocolate Turtles on Page 486, Fudge Balls on Page 491, Walnut Fudge on Page 501, Almond Butter Balls on Page 510, and Carob Fudge Sauce on Page 528 that could be adapted for a frosting.
If you're interested in knowing about Alissa's recipes, please join us on Alissa and Annie.
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