Kids in the Kitchen: Ohio

BuckeyeBesides being the University of Ohio’s mascot and a tree buckeyes are a delicious peanut butter treats that we made as part of our Ohio study.  Buckeyes are great to make with kids of all ages.  Smaller kids will love rolling the peanut butter into a ball then dipping their creation into chocolate.

Buckeye Recipe


1 1/2 cups peanut butter

1 cup butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 cups semi sweet chocolate


1) Mix peanut butter, vanilla, butter and confectioners sugar.

2) Form dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Next,  gently place a tooth pick into each ball.

3) Freeze until firm.

4) Using a double boiler melt the semi sweet chocolate.  Dip peanut butter balls into the chocolate.

chicken pot pieFor our main course we had this delicious chicken pot pie.  It is one of my son’s very favorite dishes.  Between chicken pot pie and buckeyes we very much enjoyed the cuisine of Ohio.

Chicken Pot Pie (Makes 2)


1 lb chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces (when I’m in a hurry I just cut up a rotisserie chicken)

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

1 can of cream of chicken soup

1/4 lb. Velveeta cut into small squares

1 box of puff pastry sheets

1 egg


1) Mix chicken, frozen vegetables, and soup. Divide mixture into oven safe bowls.

2.) Cover each bowl with puff pastry.

3.) Mix 1 egg and 1 teaspoon water.

4.) Lightly brush puff pastry with egg wash.

5.) Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and puff pastry is golden brown.


Here are our some of the pages for our notebook from Ohio.