Best Brown Butter Buckeye Bites
The buckeye balls from your childhood, reimagined.
- ½ pound 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 16 oz jar creamy peanut butter (you should try Smooth Operator brand)
- 1 pound powdered sugar (you can make it in your Vitamix)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 oz chocolate
- 1 T butter unsalted
- 2 T heavy cream
- 1 T coconut oil melted
- 1 T corn syrup
- Flake salt such as Maldon
Line a 9 x 9 inch square baking pan with a sling made from parchment paper and lightly grease both pan and paper.
In a light-colored pan, melt butter and then continue to cook until browned, but not burnt. Pay close attention to this process. Allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine brown butter with remaining base ingredients. Spread the “dough” in the prepared pan, smoothing the top as much as possible. Chill for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight.
Make the Topping:
In a large glass measuring cup, combine the chocolate and butter and microwave on low for 10-15 seconds at a time until melted. Stir in cream, coconut oil and corn syrup until smooth. Pour over the chilled peanut butter layer and chill for about 20 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator, sprinkle generously with salt flakes, and return to the refrigerator until fully set, about 1 hour.
Use the sling to remove from the pan and then slice chilled buckeyes into your desired size bite.