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Buckeye Brownie Bites

By Emma :

Everyday Culinary Delights👩‍🍳

Buckeye Brownie Bites Recipe

Oh, how I cherish the moments when I can bring a little piece of culinary joy to your kitchens! Today is no exception, and I’m beyond thrilled to share a recipe that intertwines the simplicity of brownies with the irresistible charm of buckeye candies. Trust me, these Buckeye Brownie Bites are a game-changer for any sweet tooth out there!

Whether you’re a die-hard chocolate lover or just looking for a delightful treat to spice up your dessert table, this recipe promises to deliver. It’s not just a treat; it’s a celebration of flavors that are sure to make your heart (and belly) sing with happiness!

Ingredients

For the Brownie Bites:

  • 1 box of your favorite brownie mix (or your favorite homemade brownie recipe)
  • Ingredients required by the brownie mix (typically water, oil, and eggs)

For the Buckeye Topping:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Buckeye Brownie Bites

  1. Prepare the Brownie Batter:
    • Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the brownie mix box.
    • Mix the brownie batter according to the package instructions or your homemade recipe.
  2. Bake the Brownies:
    • Spoon the batter into a mini muffin tin, filling each cup about two-thirds full.
    • Bake as directed by the recipe, usually around 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
    • Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Make the Buckeye Topping:
    • In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until fully incorporated and smooth.
  4. Assemble the Bites:
    • Roll the peanut butter mixture into small balls, about the size of a teaspoon.
    • Press a peanut butter ball onto the top of each cooled brownie bite.
    • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
    • Spoon or drizzle the melted chocolate over the peanut butter balls.
  5. Chill to Set:
    • Refrigerate the brownie bites for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Helpful Tips

  • Even Baking: Use a cookie scoop to evenly distribute the brownie batter into the mini muffin tin. This ensures uniform size and baking.
  • Smooth Chocolate: Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate chips before melting for a smoother, glossier finish.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Nut-Free: Substitute sunflower seed butter for peanut butter for a nut-free version.
  • Extra Decadence: Mix in a handful of mini chocolate chips into the peanut butter mixture for an extra chocolatey bite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a regular muffin tin instead of a mini one?

  • Absolutely! Just increase the baking time slightly and adjust the size of the peanut butter balls accordingly.

How do I store these brownie bites?

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for longer storage.

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These Buckeye Brownie Bites are not just a dessert; they are a delightful escape into a world where chocolate and peanut butter reign supreme. Dive in, enjoy, and as always, keep sharing the sweetness!

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Buckeye Brownie Bites Recipe

Buckeye Brownie Bites


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 bites 1x

Description

Dive into the delightful world of Buckeye Brownie Bites, where the heavenly marriage of rich brownies and creamy peanut butter forms a treat that’s bound to steal the show at any gathering. Easy to make and even easier to fall in love with, these bites are perfect for parties, family gatherings, or just a sweet evening at home. Let’s get baking!


Ingredients

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  • 1 box brownie mix (plus required ingredients, usually oil, water, and eggs)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Oven and Pan: Preheat your oven as per the brownie mix instructions. Grease a mini muffin tin or line with mini cupcake liners.
  2. Mix the Brownies: Prepare the brownie batter according to the package directions and fill each mini muffin cup about two-thirds full.
  3. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Make the Buckeye Topping: While the brownies bake, cream together peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in a bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth and rollable.
  5. Assemble: Once brownies are cooled, roll the peanut butter mixture into small balls and press onto each brownie bite. Melt the chocolate chips and drizzle or dip the peanut butter topped brownies into the chocolate. Let set.
  6. Chill: Chill the bites in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes.

Notes

  • For a smoother chocolate topping, mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with the chocolate chips before melting.
  • These bites can be frozen for up to 3 months, just thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: Approx. 150
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg

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