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Buckeye Cookies

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Buckeye Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 30
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Try this delicious twist on the classic holiday candy -- a decadent chocolate chunk cookie topped with creamy peanut butter and smooth chocolate ganache. A definite WOW!
Updated Oct 16, 2020

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, water and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 3
    Drop dough by slightly rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until well blended. Spread about 1 teaspoon mixture on top center of each cookie.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and cream uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Spoon generous teaspoonful on each cookie; spread gently over peanut butter layer. Allow chocolate to set until firm, about 1 hour. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Native of Ohio, a buckeye is a large nut-like seed from a tree of the horse-chestnut family. Buckeye candies are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate and are named for their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree.
  • tip 2
    These cookies freeze well -- store baked cookies in airtight containers with waxed paper in between layers. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Nutrition

160 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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