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Buckeye Bites

These Buckeye Bites are perfect for a crowd! Sweet chocolate cookie cups filled with a creamy peanut butter mixture and topped with decadent chocolate ganache - so good you guys! Wonderfully easy to make and and even better to eat. Serve with milk!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buckeye, chocolate, dessert, peanut butter
Servings: 30 cookie cups
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Cookie Cups

  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 tbsp water OR coffee

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ganache Topping

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter - Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Cookie Cups

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a mini muffin tin with liners and set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream sugars, butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
  • Add in egg, vanilla and water and beat until well blended.
  • Gradually stir in dry ingredients.
  • Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop cookie dough into muffin tin liners. Use a small measuring spoon (teaspoon or smaller) to create an indention in the center of each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until they are set. Do not over bake.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a rack.
  • When cool, use the same measuring spoon to make an indention in the top of each cookie cup.

Peanut Butter Filling

  • Combine the filing ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until smooth.
  • Scoop out one teaspoon of the mixture onto the top of each cooled cookie.

Ganache Topping

  • Place chocolate chips in a small, heat proof bowl.
  • Heat heavy whipping cream just to a boil and pour over the chocolate chips.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Let rest for another 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Spoon over the top of each cookie cup. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter - Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

  • Combine chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a small, microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals on high heat, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  • Transfer to a ziploc bag and cut a small tip from a corner.
  • Drizzle over the top of the cooled cookie cups.
  • Refrigerate for another 30 minutes or until set.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2.8% | Calcium: 1.9% | Iron: 6.5%