Crispy, chewy, Buckeye Brownie Cookies topped with a sweetened peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo.
This recipe take a favorite Cookie Recipe, the Crinkly Brownie Cookie, and turns adds peanut butter for an amazing combination just like your favorite Buckeye Balls.
This recipe is a brownie cookie’s more adventurous big sister, Buckeye Brownie Cookies. With just a few more ingredients this elevates the brownie cookie to a whole other level.
A chewy, chocolatey brownie cookie has the crinkly exterior of brownies in the size and shape of a cookie. They are turned into buckeye treats with the addition of a sweetened layer of peanut butter, and then a later of hardened semisweet chocolate to top it off.
The recipe is SUPER easy and quick, and you can actually use a meatballer to scoop the peanut butter quickly. You can use this for scooping cookie dough too and even falafel. It’s a versatile tool that helps to make any recipe more uniform, which helps it to cook evenly too.
These cookies will be a hit with any household where some like salty treats and others prefer sweet. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate has something for everyone! If you love this combo, you’ll also love trying Peanut Butter Blossoms or Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Buckeye might sound like a funny name but it’s a candy made of a sweetened peanut butter mixture (usually with powdered sugar) classically dipped halfway in chocolate. A buckeye cookie consists of a brownie cookie topped with the sweetened peanut butter and melted chocolate.
Brownie cookies are made to have the texture of soft brownies with the rich chocolate flavor you love. Soft and chewy, when made best they almost fall apart upon biting and have a soft crackly top.
For even more peanut butter flavor, add peanut butter chips to the brownie cookie dough before baking. Sprinkle the top layer of chocolate with sea salt, crushed peanuts, or both for a salty sweet crunch.
More Delicious Cookie Recipes
- Crinkly Brownie Cookies
- Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oreo Chunk Cookies
- Sprinkles Birthday Cake Cookies
- Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies
- Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- Strawberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Oatmeal Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies
How to Store Buckeye Brownie Cookies
- Serve: Buckeye Brownie Cookies can be kept at room temperature.
- Store: They will typically stay fresh in a sealed container for 3-4 days but can last up to a week when stored with a piece of sliced bread.
- Freeze: Buckeye Brownie Cookies will keep in the freezer, stored in an airtight container or freezer bag, up to 2 months. To enjoy, thaw them in the refrigerator before serving so the chocolate does not sweat too much in the defrosting process.
- 8 oz dark chocolate , chopped
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar , lightly packed
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds.
- Stir and microwave a second time until completely melted.
- Let cool for a couple of minutes.
- In a small bowl mix the eggs and sugar.
- Add them to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
- Add in flour and baking powder, stir until just combined.
- Refrigerate batter for at least 30 minutes, preferably 45-60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Scoop out cookie dough in 2 tablespoon sized balls.
- On a silpat put 6 cookies to a full cookie sheet.
- Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar.
- In a small microwaveable bowl melt the semisweet chocolate in 30 second increments until fully melted.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture to the top of the warmed cookies and flatten slightly.
- Spoon over the melted chocolate and let cool. (I usually refrigerate them for 15 minutes).
- When they come out of the oven they will look like little mountains, but when they cool they will deflate.
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I’m a fan of anything chocolate peanut butter, and these cookies are pure decadent evil. They call to me and I can’t resist- haha!
These are, without a doubt a, fan favorites for my friends, family, and kiddos! Everyone can’t get enough of these delicious buck-eye brownies!
One of the best buckeye brownie cookies I’ve tried! So easy yet delightful. One of our favorite after-school snack.
I just want to let you know that the “mix eggs and sugar” step is a bit confusing. I had to redo the recipe because I added both sugars initially and only realized after chilling the dough that I was not supposed to mix the powdered sugar as well.
Made these for the holidays to rave reviews. That’s three of your cookies recipes I have tried, loved and added to my permanent files. You are a real find! A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours and many, many thanks for your site. I will look forward to making many more of your wonderful recipes!
Thanks, Teresa. It means a lot that you took the time to let me know how much you’re loving the recipes on the site. Happy holidays!
Can’t wait to try these, but, is 1/4 c. flour accurate? It seems too small an amount.
I made your Brown Sugar cookies and they are the best thing I’ve ever tasted. I took them to work and people are begging for more.
Yup, that’s the right amount.
Happy to hear that about the Brown Sugar cookies – they are some of my favorites!
I’m wanting to make these, but I don’t know what to use for the dark chocolate. What did you use? They look amazing!
Thank you. I used Guittard dark chocolate bars but you can use whatever brand they have in the baking aisle. Enjoy!
I don’t mean to be dense, but do you bake the cookies AFTER you put the peanut butter & chocolate on top?
They sound awesome!
Before, sorry for the confusion.
Having nut allergies in the family I make these with rolo candy or caramels with the same recipe for the brownie cookie recipe that I have from my 100 year old grams
I love family recipes passed down! Such a great tradition!
These look awesome! Do you think I can switch out the flour for all purpose gluten free flour?
I am not a GF expert so I can’t answer that with any authority. I am not sure how GF flour works in baked goods. My gut would say I would think you should be okay, but I worry it may affect the texture in a way I don’t know.
oh man I’m totally drooling!
Wow! Those look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. 🙂
Yum. These look fantastic. I am really going to need to try these out.
Hope you love them!
Oh my gosh these look amazing!! I love chocolate and peanut butter it’s the perfect combination for dessert!
What a totally awesome idea – LOVE these!!
These look SO amazingly good! You can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, and it’s even better on top of a brownie cookie!
I’m crazy for these! First, I’m originally from Ohio, so candy Buckeyes are a favorite (I don’t think you have a choice of whether or not you like Buckeyes if you live in Ohio 😉 But in a cookie version? Fabulous idea! These look so scrumptious, and of course a perfect flavor combo!
Thanks Patricia, I love peanut butter and chocolate together too so these did not last long in the house!
These look awesome! I can’t believe I’ve never had buckeye anything before because I think I would absolutely love it! I guess I’m from the wrong part of the country…
I think buckeyes need to be universal, let’s make them the new bacon! 😉
Buckeyes are a big deal in our house, they’re my husband’s favorite and always a hit when we have guests. I can’t wait to try out these cookies, I’m sure they’re bound to be a hit too.
What a fun cookie that brings the love of buckeye candies to a different form. I bet my boys would love these.
Oh those sure do look delicious! I love pretty much anything with peanut butter in them and then with chocolate, pretty much know they will be yummy!
These cookies look so good, and who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate? I might have to make these and take to my next pot luck!
I want these right now. I love chocolate and peanut butter! I have lots of experience finding my kiddo quietly covered in food too.
This sounds like a genius pairing! Brownie cookies and buckeyes, two of my favorite desserts. I think I’ll be baking these for the upcoming Spring potluck!
Hope you love them!
In No. 11, what is a “silpat”. I have not heard of that term before. Please enlighten me. Thanks. 🙂
It’s a non stick silicone baking mat. 🙂
Those look heavenly! Honestly, anything that combines chocolate and peanutbutter is a must have in my book!