If you’ve never had a buckeye before, then you probably haven’t been to the Midwest. These peanut butter fudge candies dipped in chocolate are especially popular in Ohio, but you can find them in a lot of the neighboring states. If you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, this is the dessert for you! Even people who claim not to like this classic duo end up loving these cookies.
This recipe is made easy by using a boxed brownie mix as a base. By adding just a few ingredients to the mix, you’ll get a cookie with a perfectly dense yet almost creamy texture. Add on a dollop of 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge and some melted chocolate chips, and we’re in business!
Like I previously stated, this recipe starts with a box of fudge brownie mix. You’ll add vanilla, cornstarch, butter, softened cream cheese, and one egg to the brownie mix, and stir until combined. The dough will be sticky, but that’s exactly how we want it!
Pop the brownie cookies into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. In the meantime, combine peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls (one for each of the cookies).
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