These Buckeye Brownies are the pinnacle of low-carb brownie recipes!
The chewy, chocolaty base is worth eating all by itself, but the peanut butter cheesecake layer takes these brownies to an unprecedented level of awesomeness. (Really, I’m not trying to sound dramatic here, but these Buckeye Brownies are my new favorite indulgent treat!). They combine two of my favorite things – brownies and peanut butter cheesecake – into one incredible dessert.
Since these Buckeye Brownies are quite calorie-dense, they should be reserved for special occasions. You know, like when your “Aunt” comes to visit once a month and always demands something rich and decadent during her stay (if ya get my drift)…
A perk to these Buckeye Brownies being so rich and filling? You can get 16-20 servings out of one batch! They are ideal for company, gifting to gluten-free, diabetic or Trim Healthy Mama friends (or Keto friends!), or storing in the freezer for when your “Aunt” comes to visit….
No special ingredients are required to make these Buckeye Brownies:
- 85% dark chocolate (you’ll need 1 1/3 bars)
- almond flour
- xylitol (or you can use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
- cocoa powder
- espresso powder (optional, but it adds amazing depth to the brownie layer!)
- vanilla extract
- mineral salt
- cream cheese
- heavy cream
- natural peanut butter
- pinch of stevia
These Buckeye Brownies are the pinnacle of low-carb brownie recipes! The chewy brownie base alone is worth eating by itself, but the Peanut Butter Cheesecake layer takes it to a whole new level of awesomeness! A rich, decadent THM S. These brownies are quite calorie-dense, so they should be reserved for special occasions.
Buckeye Brownies | THM: S
These Buckeye Brownies are the pinnacle of low-carb brownie recipes! The chewy brownie base alone is worth eating by itself, but the Peanut Butter Cheesecake layer takes it to a whole new level of awesomeness! A rich, decadent THM S.
These brownies are quite calorie-dense, so they should be reserved for special occasions.
45 thoughts on “Buckeye Brownies | THM: S | Keto”
Oh man! You had me at Buckeye… Can’t wait to try these yummies… in two weeks!
Hope you enjoy them, Jana!
This is next in my dessert rotation to try, it looks so good.
What sweetener can I sub for the xylitol (and in what measurement)? I use mainly stevia because sugar alcohols upset my stomach. Thanks!
Hi Emily, you can use Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount. I’m not sure of the stevia ratio off the top of my head, but I think you would need the bulk of another sweetener in the brownie base for it to work properly.
Try monk fruit. It’s more expensive but similar to xyiltol
These look amazing! Step 3 calls for whipped cream, but it’s not listed in the ingredients.
Heavy cream and whipping cream and basically the same thing. You can use either. 🙂
Thank you! When I go back and read all of step 3, that makes sense! 🙂
Where can I get the espresso powder? I’ve not seen that before…
You can usually find espresso powder by the instant coffee in your grocery store.
wow these look great !!can’t wait to try them on my family.. they are struggling with the switch to healthier eating,but I’m pretty sure these would pass the test..thank you for all the time you spend in getting these recipes together..excited to see what’s to come…
I just made these tonight! They are SOOOOOO good! I love all of your recipes and have been following your tips on eating simpler and lighter but I just had to try these. You are my new favorite blogger!
Thank you, Naomi! I’ve been trying to eat lighter too, but man oh, man! Every once in a while, I need something rich!
These look great! Can’t wait to make them! Did you know that the recipe title says “Auto Draft”? I’m pretty sure that’s not what you wanted it to say. 🙂
So funny! Thanks for catching that! Just made the edit. 😀
How many net carbs are there in each serving?
I topped the brownie layer with your 3 ingredient cheesecake bowl recipe. Saved some calories and it was still deliciously rich. Love your recipes!!
I would like the three ingredient cheesecake bowl recipe, please.
Hi there, do you have the nutritional information for these? Thank you!
I too would like the nutritional content. These sound delicious!
These look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I will pop the recipe into myfitnesspal and what the macros look like. Don’t care about the calories but sure hope I get to try these!
This hads the be the recipe I have been drooling over. This is my next recipe for next week!!!!
I made these!! So good!! I loved them after they had been in the refrigerator overnight!! I probably ate more ham 1 serving. Wondering about the nutrition information!! Thanks so much!!
Can these be frozen in individual servings?
Yes, that’s exactly what I do!
Thank you so much!
Can I use THM Baking Blend in place of almond flour?
Served these today to friends that are not THMers and they loved it! It is delicious! Thanks for sharing the receipe☺
I made this in a 8×11 is that ok?
Wondering what the nutritional content is… especially the carb count as some say it’s low carbs but then it takes 1/2 your carbs for the day.. curious. These look amazing and would love to try them, if I knew carb count . Thanks
Can you tell me how many ounces of chocolate that would be? Thanks!
Could we leave out espresso powder do you think
I follow your blog and have made many of your recipes. I have to tell you that this dessert is fabulous!!!!
Hello! I was just wondering what I could do if I have every ingredient except for the chocolate bar? All I have on hand at the moment is some Lily’s dark chocolate chips.
Would there be a way to sub peanut powder for the pb?
This looks great! To stop myself from eating the whole pan, do you think it could be frozen and thawed successfully?
Can you sub THM baking blend for the almond flour?
I love this recipe. The only suggestion I have it decreasing the bake time of the brownies. The first time I made them I baked it for the suggested 35 min and that was way too long. The second time I set timer for 25 min. That was better but when I make them again I am going to set timer for 20 min.
These look delicious! Would it be possible to use unsweetened baker’s chocolate and just increase the sweetener by a bit? Thanks!