Buckeye Brownies | THM: S | Keto

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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:

  • butter
  • 85% dark chocolate (you’ll need 1 1/3 bars)
  • eggs
  • 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

Yield: 20 servings

Buckeye Brownies | THM: S

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.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 3.5 oz bar 85% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup xylitol (OR 1/2 cup Gentle Sweet)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1/2 cup xylitol (OR 1/4 cup Gentle Sweet)
  • 1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free peanut butter
  • 1/3 bar 85% chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • pinch of stevia


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line 8x8" square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place butter and chocolate in a saucepan and melt on lowest heat until smooth, stirring often. Stir in remaining ingredients until just combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. To make the Peanut Butter layer, whip heavy cream with xylitol until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Beat cream cheese and peanut butter together. Add in whipped cream and beat until smooth. Spread over brownie layer.
  4. For the drizzle, melt chocolate, cream, and stevia together until smooth. Spoon into a ZipLock bag and snip off the end. Pipe onto peanut butter layer. Refrigerate brownies for at least 3 hours or overnight.


These brownies are quite calorie-dense, so they should be reserved for special occasions.

The THM “S” Brownies are also Keto Brownies – so whatever diet you’re on, time to enjoy! 😉

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45 thoughts on “Buckeye Brownies | THM: S | Keto”

  1. What sweetener can I sub for the xylitol (and in what measurement)? I use mainly stevia because sugar alcohols upset my stomach. Thanks!

  2. 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…

  3. 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!

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. I topped the brownie layer with your 3 ingredient cheesecake bowl recipe. Saved some calories and it was still deliciously rich. Love your recipes!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

  8. Served these today to friends that are not THMers and they loved it! It is delicious! Thanks for sharing the receipe☺

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. This looks great! To stop myself from eating the whole pan, do you think it could be frozen and thawed successfully?

  12. 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.

  13. These look delicious! Would it be possible to use unsweetened baker’s chocolate and just increase the sweetener by a bit? Thanks!


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