Buckeye Cheesecake (Ohio Poultry Association)

1 (8x8-inch pan size) package brownie mix
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter chips, melted
4 OHIO eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spoon batter in 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake 20 minutes. Cool and reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk. Add melted peanut butter, chips, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  5. Pour filling over baked brownie. Place pan in a large baking pan with 1-inch hot water (keeps brownie from overbaking).
  6. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set.
  7. Turn oven off; remove baking pan with water. Let cheesecake cool in oven 30 minutes.
  8. Remove cheesecake from oven; chill 1 hour.
  9. Remove side from springform pan.
  10. In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with shortening; stir until smooth.
  11. Spread chocolate glaze over top and sides of cheesecake. Chill 3 hours. Garnish as desired.

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Average Rating: 2.6

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Thu Sep 2017 10:58 AM
Name: Lily
Comment: Hey! Man this looks delicious!! I am a tad bummed that overall it will take about 6 hours to make only because I have 5 kids (with a set of 3 yr old twins) so my time is limited. I would love to make this and intend on garnishing as you did with the Buckeyes but not sure how often I can make because of the amount of time it takes. I know once my children are more self sufficient that will help ?? Thank you for the yummy recipe!!!!!

Thu Sep 2016 08:54 AM
Name: cindy
Comment: Is there actual peanut butter in recipe or just melted chips

Sun Sep 2015 06:27 PM
Name: Shirley Brooks-Jones
Comment: There's nothing better than homemade Buckeyes!! Looking forward to making this Buckeye Cheesecake.


Fri Dec 2014 07:25 AM
Name: Carol Coulter
Comment: Made this for Thanksgiving Dinner. Very good and received requests to serve at Christmas also. Easy to make. Best to let it sit at room temperature for 30 mins before cutting as the chocolate topping will crack and fall away if it is too cold.

Sun Nov 2014 01:21 AM
Name: belinda cooper
Comment: I love buckeyes,this looks like a awesome recipe.I will definetly try this!

Sat Nov 2014 08:11 PM
Name: marge
Comment: awesome cheesecake

Sat Nov 2014 08:19 AM
Name: victoria
Comment: Will share and make! GOBUCKS...O-H-I-O

Mon Sep 2014 03:49 PM
Name: Ohio girl
Comment: Overall rating's not quite right on this one... Really don't think everyone who commented paid attention to the five-chickens portion when they left their comments... An easy, first cheesecake making experience. :) Excellent instructions.

Sun Sep 2014 02:43 PM
Name: Linda
Comment: One to save!!

Sun Sep 2014 02:23 AM
Name: Ann
Comment: My cheesecake turned out wonderfully, but the brownie part didn't bake!

Recipe says to bake it 20 min, (which is only about half done according to the box), then bake w/ cheesecake part on top.

Assumed it would've cooked the rest of the way while the cheesecake part baked, but but it was runny & gooey when I cut into the final product :(

Did I miss something?! Baked it the full 55 min.