Buckeye Rice Krispies Treats

by Erin

Today I get to watch the Ohio State vs Penn State game live and in person at Beaver Stadium in State College, PA! I’ve been told that they will attempt to white-out Ohio State by having everyone in the stadium wear white and you better believe I will be wearing my scarlet, loud and proud. Normally I’d wear my away game jersey (white) since we are in fact the visiting team, but not this time! I will not contribute any white to this white-out. I will act as a pimple, ruining a white face. Ok, I am not sure I want to call myself a pimple, but you know what I mean. Did I mention I am tailgating and attending this game with a whole group of friends, who happen to all be PSU alums? I’ve braved the same situation in Ann Arbor, MI so I think I’ll be just fine.

But just in case, I brought along some yummy treats to make sure they see the benefits of keeping me around. These are peanut butter rice krispie treats, rolled up and dipped in chocolate just like buckeye candies. I think they look even more like buckeye nuts than the original due to their more irregular shape. Of course none of my friends will call them that, claiming they are merely peanut butter balls, but we all know the truth. They just don’t want to admit that they could possibly like anything called a buckeye. But anywho… let’s eat, drink and watch some good football.

Regrettably, I will be missing two friends get married due to not being able to foresee these two events falling on the same day. But thought I should at least give them a shout out. Hope you have a wonderfully special day surrounded by family and friends!

One year ago: Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese


Makes about 4 dozen treat balls


3 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 (10.5 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Off the heat, add the peanut butter and stir until completely melted and smooth. Add the cereal, stirring gently until coated. When cool enough to touch, roll into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Microwave the chocolate chips on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth (or use a double-boiler). Using a tooth pick inserted into each, dip each Rice Krispies ball into the chocolate, leaving an “eye”. Return to wax paper and repeat with remaining treats. Let cool at room temperature until set, about 1 hour. (You can also refrigerate the treats for about 30 minutes to speed up the process.) Store in an airtight container.

Source: Adapted slightly from Brown Eyed Baker.

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caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy October 28, 2012 - 9:39 pm

oh my gosh YUMMMMMMMMM! OH-IO!!

sally @ sallys baking addiction October 28, 2012 - 5:49 pm

I hope you had fun at the game Erin!! I am IN LOVE with this idea. I’ve only mad PB rice krispie treats a handful of times (shocking, I know) but shaping them into little buckeye with chocolate on top is TOO clever! And adorable. And amazing. I love it!

Sarah D. October 28, 2012 - 12:45 pm

I will have to try these! I always thought the original buckeye recipe was too dense, I bet the addition of the krispies will mellow out the flavor

Jean October 27, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Can’t wait to try! Go Bucks!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets October 27, 2012 - 8:55 am

What a fun treat! LOVE these!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) October 27, 2012 - 8:24 am

I love this crispy spin on a buckeye! It’s always fun for me to see how excited you get about the Ohio State games…reminds me of home lol


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