I have named this delectable dessert, Fudgy Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies.  But, I almost named these Mother’s Day Buckeye Brownies as they really are so perfect for Mama!  They are chocolatey and peanut buttery, yet they only contain healthy fats and no sugar! If you are following Trim Healthy Mama, these are a fantastic S treat! These are sweetened with THM Gentle Sweet, which is by far the best natural alternative sweetener on the market (I’ve tried them all as I’ve been sugar-free for over 5 years now!).  Gentle Sweet is a perfect blend of xylitol, erythritol, and pure organic stevia extract. Totally non-GMO and 100% natural and minimally processed!  And the best part?  It tastes JUST LIKE SUGAR!

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So, you’re going to melt your chocolate and butter w/ your cream.  If you’re like me, you’re going to use the microwave. 😉

It’ll look like this after you add the eggs and other brownie ingredients!

stirring the mixtureThis is a flourless, rich, almost fudge like brownie!

While the brownie is baking up, make the peanut butter mixture!

Peanut Butter

Mix it up!

And then the chocolate topping!

add chocolate topping

Finally, the chopped nuts!  I use the Pampered Chef Food Chopper to make this super easy!

Chop the nuts


almost ready

And after it’s chilled and ready to eat! YUM!!




Fudgy Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies

(are they brownies or are they a fudgy candy?  I really am not sure…)

For the Brownies: 

4 ounces unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 Tbsp brewed coffee
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8×8″ square pan with coconut oil cooking spray.

Melt the chocolate, cream, and butter in a double boiler over medium-low heat or microwave in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.  Remove from heat.

Add vanilla, coffee, sweetener, and eggs (one at a time) and whisk mixture well.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Peanut Butter Topping:

1 cup sugar-free natural peanut butter
1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet
2 tsp vanilla

Mix the peanut butter, sweetener, and vanilla together.  You may want to add some mineral salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have it added already. Adjust sweetener to taste (I like it very sweet!).

Spread peanut butter mixture over warm brownies!

Chocolate Topping:

1 ounce unsweetened’s Baker’s Chocolate
3 Tbsp heavy cream
2 Tbsp THM Gentle Sweet

Melt the chocolate and heavy cream together in a double boiler or microwave in 30 second increments until it’s smooth and melted.  Add sweetener and stir in a little more heavy cream if needed to make it pourable.

Pour over the peanut butter mixture!

Nut Topping:

1/3 cup raw peanuts

Chop nuts (can use roasted if you prefer… whatever you have on hand).  I used the Pampered Chef Food Chopper to make this very easy! Sprinkle on top of chocolate topping.

Cover and refrigerate at least an hour to let everything set up and get super fudgy!

Cut into 16 small squares and enjoy the rich chocolaty, peanut buttery yumminess!

Jessica is a Christian homeschooling mom of five and married to her knight in shining armor for over 20 years. She loves to share her recipes while managing the huge THM online community. She personally uses Pampered Chef in her kitchen and you can contact her at joyfuljessica@gmail.com to place an order! Some of the links in her recipes may contain affiliate links to products she uses and loves.  If you make a purchase, using these links, she’ll earn coffee money, which she promises to drink while creating more recipes that you’ll love.