Betty Crocker’s Buckeye Delights

Posted 11 February, 2011 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 23 Comments

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Every year for my family’s Annual Bake Day we like to try out new recipes. Sometimes they’re keepers and sometimes they’re not. We first tried Buckeye Delights two years ago and think it’s one we’ll add to our annual “must make” list.

The recipe is from Betty Crocker and they are delicious! A little on the time consuming side, but delicious.

Betty Crocker’s Buckeye Delights

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

Directions [my notes in brackets]

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. [watch your portion sizes as you’ll be tempted to make these big–recipe barely yeilds 36, so keep those balls small! We also pressed the cookie a little bit in the cup to help the top flatten more, though this could be done after it comes out of the oven?]

2. In small bowl, mix filling ingredients until well blended. Press about 1 teaspoon mixture on top of each cooled cookie. [same advice–barely yields enough for all 36 cups; you can always add more to each cup if you have extra!]

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. [We’re lazy and skip this step, but it does make them pretty!]  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.

Makes 36 cups.

Love Peanut Butter? You’ve HAVE to try these!! ZOMG is it Christmas time yet?

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23 Responses to “Betty Crocker’s Buckeye Delights”

  1. Oh yum yum yum! These look extremely delicious! I think I’ll send this post to my sister…seems like something she would like to make :)

  2. Yummo!! I’m afraid to copy down this recipe!! I just ate some chocolate ice cream with peanut butter, last night. It was all I could find to snack on. Well, that was fine. I wish there were more serendipitous snacking discoveries happening, around here. LOL

  3. *Viv – I looooove peanut butter, too. These taste kind of like Reeses Peanut Butter cups!

    *Rhapsody – Powdered Sugar and Peanut Butter? Um, yum! ;)

    *Laura – I’ve brought these up the past two years to work (guess you missed last one)–they’re really tasty!

    *Carolsnotebook – Hope you try them!

    *Bermuda – Luckily the finished product is small so you can just have a little taste if you want.

    *Bookfool – Choco ice cream with peanut butter? Oh my what a combination!! Unfortunately these days we have too many “serendipitous snacking discoveries” at my house–needs to stop after baby arrives!

    *Shooting Stars Mag – Enjoy!! ;)

  4. You shut your mouth with these things. They look sooooo good. I think I am going to try these for V Day on Monday. Yum!

    PS Houston and I got hitched!

  5. My cousin makes buckeyes — but this recipe looks so much easier than hers. I must try these. Sadly I have to use fake peanut butter these days. Yes, after 50+ years a PB fan I discovered I’ve developed an allergy. Sigh.

  6. Joy

    They are so cute! I love pb and chocolate, but like Ellie I have little sense in that area. Very controlled circumstances required — like someone else making them and it would be only polite for me to take just 1 or 2!

  7. Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting on the post. These Buckeye Delights are SO delicious so I hope that you’ll try them. Despite the steps involved they are quite easy–just takes some time. They’re small, so good portion sizes, but I hear all of you who said you couldn’t just eat one! Neither could I. ;)

    Gnoe–I wish I could think of an alternative to the cookie part–I’m wondering what a regular cookie dough with cocoa powder would do–maybe I’ll have to experiment! ;)

  8. I was about to cry that you made them and didn’t share, but then I read the top where you said we made them for Christmas. Yes, they are a Christmas bake day must!