These Buckeye Brownie Cookies are a delightful twist on the classic buckeye candy, combining the rich flavors of fudgy brownies with creamy peanut butter and decadent chocolate.With a chewy texture and irresistible taste, these cookies are sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and salty in every bite, making them a must-try for any dessert lover.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These cookies offer a perfect balance of sweetness and richness, making them a favorite treat for chocolate and peanut butter lovers. The soft brownie cookie base, paired with the creamy peanut butter center and a chocolate topping, creates a heavenly combination that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


  • 1 box fudge brownie mix (19.5 ounce or family size)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 oz. (1/2 block) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 blocks (about 4 ounces) chocolate Candiquik or your favorite chocolate


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg until well combined. The dough will be slightly sticky.
  3. Scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, forming about 24 cookies. Smooth the edges to shape them into round cookies.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar and peanut butter until fully combined. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls, making one ball for each cookie. Set aside.
  5. Bake the cookie dough for 12 minutes, ensuring they are baked just right.
  6. Once out of the oven, press a peanut butter ball gently into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Melt the 4 blocks of chocolate in a microwavable bowl for 45 seconds. Stir and continue melting in 15-second intervals until fully melted.
  8. Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of each cookie, covering the peanut butter ball. Allow the chocolate to set.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Kcal: Calories may vary based on serving size
Servings: Makes about 24 cookies

Storage: Store these Buckeye Brownie Cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and flavors.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a variation, you can sprinkle chopped nuts or sea salt on top of the chocolate layer for added texture and flavor.
  • These cookies can be stored at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for longer shelf life. Just make sure they are well-covered to prevent drying out.

Enjoy these delightful Buckeye Brownie Cookies as a treat for yourself or to share with friends and family!

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