Fudgy brownies topped with peanut butter balls make the best Buckeye brownie bites. The entire treat is drizzled with chocolate for an irresistible dessert.
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this recipe for Buckeye Brownie Bites is a must try. Warm bite size brownies are topped with peanut butter balls and pressed into each brownie.
Just when you think it can’t get any better, this treat is topped with melted chocolate. Each bite is so decadent.
The peanut butter ball sinks into the brownie and it tastes like peanut butter filling. The next time you are craving buckeye candies, make this brownie recipe for the best of both worlds. Buckeye Dip Recipe is another must try recipe along with Buckeye Bars.
Table of Contents
What are Buckeye Brownie Bites?
They are delicious brownie bites topped with a peanut butter ball. The combination is so delicious. The finished product is drizzled with chocolate for an amazing dessert.
- Fudge Brownie Mix.
- Powdered Sugar
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil
Find the complete ingredient list and recipe at the bottom of the post.
Variations for brownie buckeye bites
- Homemade brownie. Instead of a boxed brownie mix, you can use a homemade brownie recipe.
- Peanut butter cup. Save time and use a mini Reese’s Cup on top of each brownie.
- Chocolate. We used semi-sweet chocolate chips. Feel free to substitute chocolate ganache or dark chocolate for the drizzle.
How to make buckeye brownie bites
- Step 1. Preheat the oven. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and generously spray 2 mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 2. Add the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl.
Step 3. Mix until well combined. Form this mixture into approximately 1 tsp size balls and set aside.
Step 4. Prepare the brownie box mix based on the package instructions.
Step 5. Pour into the mini-muffin cups in the pan. Bake the brownies.
Step 6. Then place the semi-sweet chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 20 second intervals until melted. Make sure to stir after each interval.
Step 7. Remove the brownies from the oven once baked. Immediately press a peanut butter balls into each brownie bite.
Step 8. Allow to cool on wire rack.
Step 9. Drizzle this glaze over the brownies after they cool. Allow glaze to set and then serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. If you need to prolong the shelf life, store in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
Allow to come to room temperature before serving so they will soften if refrigerated.
They can be frozen up to 3 months. This is convenient for holidays, parties or anytime you need to bake in advance.
Tips for Buckeye bites:
- Use a cookie scoop to make the peanut butter balls. this will ensure they are all the same size. Spray the cookie scoop to prevent the peanut butter from sticking.
- I do not recommend using natural peanut butter in this recipe. The natural oil often has a different texture and it won’t set correctly.
- The brownies can be made in a mini muffin liner if you prefer. This might be something fun for holidays or birthdays to add a fun pattern.
- The brownies should not be hot when you place the peanut butter ball on it. It needs to set in order for the peanut butter ball to not lose its shape.
- Melt the chocolate in intervals so that it does not burn. Make sure to stir in between each interval.
More cookie recipes:
- Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe
- Buckeye Brownie Cookies Recipe
- M&M Cookies Recipe
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe
Buckeye Brownie Bites
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and generously spray 2 mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a mix bowl, stir together the peanut butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Form this mixture into approximately 1 tsp size balls (approximately 36) and set them aside.
- Prepare the brownie mix based on the package instructions and pour the batter into the mini-muffin cups in the pan until they are approximately ¾ full (approximately 1 Tbsp of the batter). Should make approximately 36 brownie bites.
- Bake for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one of the brownie bites comes out clean. Remove from the oven and immediately press a peanut butter balls into each brownie bite. Then allow them to cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then carefully remove the brownie bites from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Then place the semi-sweet chocolate chips and oil of your choice in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is fully melted. Drizzle this glaze over the brownie bites and allow the glaze to cool and fully set.
- Then the buckeye bites are ready to serve and enjoy!
Pin This Now to Remember It LaterPin Recipe