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Buckeye candy + fudgy brownies = pure dessert happiness
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Buckeye Brownie Bites

Chocolate peanut butter happiness is made when buckeyes (aka peanut butter balls) are pressed into warm brownie bites and drizzled with chocolate, this is a fun twist on a classic favorite.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 bites
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Ball Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Brownie Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream

Instructions

  • Make the peanut butter balls first. Beat together the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until smooth. If it is too dry and crumbly, add more peanut butter, if it's too sticky, add more powdered sugar. roll into 3/4 inch balls. Should make 36. Set aside
  • To make the brownies bites, preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 3 mini muffins pans well. Whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Divide batter into muffin tins, filling them 2/3 full. Should make 36 brownie bites
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. Remove from the oven and immediately press a peanut butter ball into each bite. Let cool several minutes in the pan before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the chocolate drizzle, add the melted butter, cocoa powder, corn syrup powdered sugar and milk or cream to a microwave safe bowl. Stir together and microwave for about 20 seconds. Stir again. Drizzle warm glaze over cooled brownie bites. Glaze will set when cooled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 53mg | Sugar: 10g