Fudgy brownies topped with peanut butter balls make the best Buckeye brownie bites. The entire treat is drizzled with chocolate for an irresistible dessert.

Buckeye brownie bites grouped together.
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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.

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.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Buckeye brownie bites- brownie mix, eggs, powdered sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chips, oil.
  • 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.  
Powdered sugar and peanut butter in mixing bowl.

Step 2. Add the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl.

Mixture combined in bowl.

Step 3. Mix until well combined. Form this mixture into approximately 1 tsp size balls and set aside.

Brownie mix combined in bowl.

Step 4. Prepare the brownie box mix based on the package instructions.

Brownie batter in muffin tin.

Step 5. Pour into the mini-muffin cups in the pan. Bake the brownies.

Bowl with melted chocolate topping.

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.

Peanut butter balls added to each brownie.

Step 7. Remove the brownies from the oven once baked. Immediately press a peanut butter balls into each brownie bite. 

Cooling rack with brownies on it.

Step 8. Allow to cool on wire rack.

Chocolate drizzled over each brownie.

Step 9. Drizzle this glaze over the brownies after they cool. Allow glaze to set and then serve.



Frequently Asked Questions

How to store Buckeye Brownie Bites?

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.

Can you freeze Brownie Bites?

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.
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Buckeye Brownie Bites

4.91 from 10 votes
Fudgy brownies topped with peanut butter balls make the best Buckeye brownie bites. The entire treat is drizzled with chocolate for an irresistible dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Let Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 123

Ingredients

  • 1 box Fudge Brownie Mix 19 oz box
  • *Ingredients needed to prepare the brownies based on the box instructions water, vegetable oil, eggs, etc
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  • 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!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 123kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 2g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 67mg, Potassium 45mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 1IU, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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