Apparently, I need to apologize to the state of Ohio. I was never much of a fan of you... no offense, it's just that I'm a Purdue alum, and we just don't like anyone from The Ohio State University (intended mocking and sarcasm). Naturally, if I don't like Ohio State University, then I should make a blanket statement about the whole state... The logic is there, right!?
Well, I have been rethinking my logic lately. Maybe, I am off base. OK, way off base. Maybe, I have been underestimating the great state of Ohio. You can't be all bad, I mean your state motto is, "With God, anything is possible." Not to mention, one of my very best girlfriends is from Cleveland, and I think she's pretty great. You also have Corbo's Bakery, home of the Cleveland Cassata cake, which to this day is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth.
Hmmmm.... Now, I've encountered these Buckeye candies... never heard of them before today. Apparently, they are named after the nut of the Buckeye tree. Go figure. All I know is that these no-bake (yes, you read that correct) candies, which are so easy to make, are utterly irresistible. A soft, sweetened peanut butter filling coated in dark chocolate... sound familiar to anyone? Yes, they could be the sophisticated cousin of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. So, pour yourself a tall glass of milk and pop a few of these for a fantastic treat, or in my case, for breakfast :)
Ohio, my humble apologies. You're not so bad after all. I'll even go as far as to say,
"Go Buckeyes!"... the candy, I mean.
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Have a Sweet Day!Jaime @ The Great Cake Company