Elevate your game day with these lavender-honey buckeyes – sweetened with honey, flavored with lavender extract, dipped in white chocolate, and decorated with purple sprinkles and dried lavender.
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It’s the first big game of the Buckeyes season, so it’s time to unveil my latest buckeye candies creation!
I may have made white chocolate buckeyes before, but these lavender-honey buckeyes are extra special. Instead vanilla I used a little bit of lavender extract – but not too much to feel like you are eating potpourri.
Then I replaced some of the sugar with orange blossom honey. You really could use any honey. I had hoped the orange would come through a little bit more to get the fruity pebble-like flavor that you get when combining lavender, orange, and white chocolate. Alas they are delicious in their own way.
Finally, I reduced the butter content to counter the extra moisture added by the honey. As a result the yield was a little lower than my traditional buckeyes, but rest assured you’ll still have more than enough!
Other Buckeye Candy Varieties:
- Bacon Buckeyes
- Blackout Buckeyes
- Buckeye Cake Balls
- Buckeye Granola Bites
- Buckeye Rice Krispies Treats
- Cheesecake Buckeyes
- Healthier Buckeyes
- Inside Out Buckeyes
- Monster Cookie Buckeyes
- Oreo Buckeyes
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Buckeyes
- S’mores Buckeyes
- White Chocolate Buckeyes
Three years ago: Pumpkin Pie Tamales
Four years ago: Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball
Six years ago: Buckeye Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Eight years ago: Apple Pecan Praline Bread
Nine years ago: White Chocolate Apple Blondies
Ten years ago: White Chocolate-Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Sandwiches
Twelve years ago: Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup orange blossom honey
- 1/2 tsp lavender extract
- 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 6 oz. white chocolate candy bark
- 6 oz. white chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp shortening, optional
- Purple sprinkles. optional
- Dried lavender, optional
- Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, honey, and lavender extract. Add powdered sugar one half cup at a time to reach desired consistency, then use hands to form a smooth dough.
- Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, insert a wooden toothpick, and place in the freezer.
- Melt chocolates (and shortening if using) together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
- Place sprinkles in a small bowl, if using.
- Remove balls from freezer. Dip into melted chocolate leaving a small circle uncovered at the base of the toothpick. Dip bottom in the sprinkles before returning to wax paper. Repeat with remaining balls.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Remove toothpicks and if desires, carefully smudge the holes left behind with fingertip or cover with a dried lavender flower.
Source: Adapted from my White Chocolate Buckeyes.