Buckeye No Bake Cookies


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

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