Just made this recipe today for a birthday/going away party tonight and they were AMAZING!! Can't speak to the authenticity either but when you taste them it won't matter. They were spicy and complex and the dough was out of this world. Thanks for a great recipe!!
I have to admit that SCM has always been one of those ingredients that didn't scare me but I wasn't too fond of using it since I have little experience with it. However, just recently family from out of town were coming to visit, so I looked in my favorite cookie book and found this recipe, it was UBER-easy and came out wonderful!! It's a twist on the buckeye candies (peanut butter balls dipped in choc.); but it's the cookie bar form. They are soft and chewy in the center and wonderfully crumbly and messy on top, the textures are great! They are rich enough that I cut them down into 1in x 1in bites and they were perfect!!
Buckeye Cookie Bars
Prep: 20 min
1 (18.25 oz) package chocolate cake mix
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine cake mix, oil and egg; beat at medium with electric mixer till crumbly. Stir in peanuts. Press firmly on bottom of a greased 13x9 pan; reserving 1 1/2 cups for the top.
In medium bowl, beat SCM with peanut butter until smooth; spread over crust and sprinkle with reserved crumbles.
Bake 25-30 or until set. Cool. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temp.
Y=24 to 36 bars