Easy Dessert – Buckeye Delights

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family,Food

Make sure you have a party to go to the night you make these…you won’t want them hanging around, promise!


{photo from BettyCrocker.com}

Cookie Base
1    pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/3    cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2    cup butter or margarine, softened
1    egg

1/2    cup powdered sugar
1/2    cup peanut butter
2    tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1    teaspoon vanilla
1/4    teaspoon salt

1/2    cup whipping cream
1    cup plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1    tablespoon peanut butter

1.    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 36 mini muffin cups with mini foil candy cups (about 1 1/4 inch). In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until dough forms. Press about 1 tablespoon dough into each foil cup. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until puffy and set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove from pan.
2.    In small bowl, mix filling ingredients until well blended. Press about 1 teaspoon mixture on top of each cooled cookie.
3.    In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream just to boiling over low heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until cooled. Spread about 2 teaspoons chocolate mixture over each cookie cup.
4.    Place remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon peanut butter in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds or until softened; knead to mix. Cut off small tip from one corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate mixture over each cookie cup. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. Store covered in refrigerator.

{High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 9 to 10 minutes.}

I don’t have a mini muffin tin (yet) and I’ve made these twice. The first time I did it in a regular muffin tin which worked just fine except they were bigger. These are pretty rich, so a bite size would be great. The second time I just made regular cookies – I used my cookie scoop and filled it up just level with the edge so it was very small. Then I pressed each cookie down to make it flatter.

Both variations worked just fine, so if you need to improvise, go ahead!


1 Jennifer M November 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm

This looks mouth watering, going to have to try this recipe.

2 Sharon November 30, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I printed this recipe out immediately when I saw it and added it to my Christmas cookie recipe pile! I usually make buckeyes and place them on a small pretzel twist, then dip the tops in chocolate, but this looks like an even better variation. Thanks for sharing!!

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