Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes {Buckeye Pancakes}

Peanut butter buckeye candy filling is cooked inside these fluffy chocolate peanut butter pancakes. Drizzle with peanut butter and top with whipped cream and a buckeye candy. A perfect Ohio State party recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes {Buckeye Pancakes} Peanut butter buckeye candy filling is cooked inside these fluffy chocolate pancakes. Drizzle with peanut butter and top with whipped cream and a buckeye candy. A perfect Ohio State party recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes {Buckeye Pancakes}

There are two paths you can take when you wake up in the morning. One way is the way I usually go, and no matter how hard I try I cannot stop. The other way is for the die-hard, extremely dedicated fitness person. You could either wake up and drink a veggie smoothie or wake up and indulge in chocolate heaven.

The thing is, if you choose the unhealthy way you gotta go big or go home. You can’t just eat a measly handful of chocolate chips or a leftover brownie. If you’re going to do this unhealthy, (probably sinful) thing, you’re going to need to do it right. Which in my book is this way:

 

Take in what you just saw. Don’t just skip over the picture! This is your future breakfast. Don’t even try to deny it, you know you want these peanut butter pancakes.

Are they even pancakes? What do you call chocolate cake, cooked on a skillet and filled with buckeye dough?

You could call them…your new best friend!

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Pancakes

Okay, I have to vent a little bit here. When we first had the idea of making peanut butter filled chocolate peanut butter pancakes, we didn’t realize what we were getting into. Well, didn’t know what I was getting into. I  think mom had a better idea than me, though, on how long it was going to take to get this chocolate peanut butter pancakes recipe right. Not only did we have to adapt our favorite pancake recipe into a chocolate pancake, but then we had to develop the technique to stuff these pancakes with peanut butter.

In all, I’d say we made at least 8 or 9 batches of chocolate pancakes in the span of 18 hours. By the end of all that pancake flipping, our tummies were sick of peanut butter and chocolate, the kitchen was a gigantic mess, and there were stacks of pancakes covering our table. Making a delicious recipe like this is not easy, but we knew that it needed to be perfect before the world could see. Perfect for you. So we didn’t stop until we had it right.

Okay, so even though up there I sounded like these pancakes were a pain to make, they’re really not. Well, not anymore. They weren’t always this beautiful. 😉 If you follow the recipe right, your pancakes will turn out beautifully and taste even better.

How to Make Chocolate Pancakes

  • The peanut butter filling these pancakes is buckeye dough. Roll 1- 1/2″ balls of dough and press them thin, into discs about 3-4″ in diameter. You should get about 14 peanut butter discs. Freeze these discs for about an hour so they don’t melt when you cook them into the pancakes.
  • Scoop about ¼ cup of chocolate pancake batter onto a griddle that you’ve heated to 325 degrees. Place a frozen peanut butter disc immediately onto the pancake as it cooks. The peanut butter disc should be just a bit smaller than your pancake.
  • Spoon  a bit more batter over the disc so that the peanut butter is completely covered in pancake batter.
  • Allow the pancakes to cook until the edges get bubbly, then flip them and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

After making these pancakes, you’ll be full, but also feeling like a peanut butter pancake pro!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes {Buckeye Pancakes} Peanut butter buckeye candy filling is cooked inside these fluffy chocolate pancakes. Drizzle with peanut butter and top with whipped cream and a buckeye candy. A perfect Ohio State party recipe!

Now that you’ve joined the unhealthy breakfast club, it’s time to put all thoughts behind. At least for one morning. Fight for it, friends! Healthy isn’t for every day. 🙂

stack of chocolate pancakes
stack of chocolate pancakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Peanut butter buckeye candy filling is cooked inside these fluffy chocolate peanut butter pancakes. Drizzle with peanut butter and top with whipped cream and a buckeye candy. A perfect Ohio State party recipe!
Servings 14
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Pancakes:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee cooled so that it is not hot
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Optional toppings: creamy peanut butter whipped cream and buckeye candies

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized bowl, cream together the peanut butter and butter. Add the vanilla and salt. Mix well.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar, mixing until all of the powdered sugar is combined into the peanut butter.
  • Roll the peanut butter mixture into 14 balls.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Gently press each ball to flatten it into a disc that is about 3-4" in diameter.
  • Freeze the peanut butter discs for 1 hour. Keep the discs in the freezer until they are ready to go in the pancakes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugars, baking powder and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add the oil, eggs, vanilla, coffee and milk. Use a whisk to mix just until combined.
  • Heat a griddle to about 325 degrees. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Scoop ¼ cup pancake batter onto the hot griddle. Immediately place a frozen peanut butter disc on top of the pancake. Spoon a few additional tablespoons of batter over the peanut butter to cover the disc completely.
  • Allow the pancake to cook until the edges start to bubble.
  • Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Pancake Toppings:
  • Warm ½ cup creamy peanut butter in the microwave until it is drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the pancakes, then top with whipped cream and a buckeye.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 12 pancakes, with 1 serving being 1 pancake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 344

 

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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simple recipes tips
6 years ago

5 stars
Peanut Butter Buckeye Cheesecake is looking appealing and tasty. This making procedure is difficult but it’s tasty and very nice. It’s enjoyed for me.