For the buckeye:
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter 240 grams
- 1 cup powdered sugar 120 grams
For the no bake cookies:
- ½ cup salted butter 4 ounces
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 cup light brown sugar 200 grams
- 1 cup granulated sugar 201 grams
- ¼ cup cocoa powder 20 grams
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter 180 grams
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups instant oats 290 grams
- 3 1/2 ounces high quality dark chocolate cut into chunks
For the chocolate topping:
- 10 ounces Ghirardelli Dark or milk chocolate melting wafers
Make the buckeye filling:
In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to mix together the peanut butter and powdered sugar, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix until well combined.
Roll the peanut butter filling into 24 equal sized balls. Set aside.
Make the cookies:
Combine butter, milk, sugars, and cocoa powder. Cook over low heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Do not turn up heat to make the process go by faster.
Once boiling, turn heat up to medium, stirring constantly.
Continue boiling for 1 minute and then take off heat. (Set a timer to prevent overcooking.)
Add in peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir.
Add in oats and stir again.
Add in chopped dark chocolate and give a quick stir (Don’t mix it in completely. You want a little bit of a chocolate swirl.)
Drop onto parchment lined sheet pan. I get 24 cookies.
Place a peanut butter ball in the center and press down slightly.
Melt the chocolate:
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate wafers in 20-30 second increments, stirring between each interval. This should take less than 2 minutes total to melt, but melt it slowly.
Spoon melted chocolate overtop each cookie.
Allow the cookies to rest until the chocolate is set.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**
Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg