This Buckeye Brownie Recipe has everything we love about buckeye cookies and brownies combined into one delicious dessert that’s so decadent, rich, and delicious.
Buckeye cookies are a classic sweet treat. So are brownies. We decided to combine them into one delicious peanut butter and chocolate dessert that everyone always loves.
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s rich and decadent.
- It has loads of chocolate and peanut butter.
- It’s super easy to make.
- It’s perfect for dessert or as an addition to any potluck or party.
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- Fudge brownie mix – Including the ingredients on the back of the box
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Heavy cream
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🔪 How to Make This Buckeye Brownie Recipe
It only takes a few simple steps to make this delicious brownie recipe.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Step 2: Make the Brownies
Make the brownies according to the package directions on the box. Cool the brownies completely.
Step 3: Make the Peanut Butter Mixture
Beat the butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl until well combined.
Step 4: Add the Peanut Butter to the Brownies
Drop the peanut butter mixture over the brownies by spoonfuls. Then, use a spatula to evenly spread the mixture over the brownies.
Step 5: Make the Frosting
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips at 30-second intervals, stirring well between each interval, until melted. Stir in the heavy cream.
Step 6: Add the Frosting and Chill
Spread the frosting evenly over the peanut butter layer and chill the brownies for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!
Hint: It’s imperative that you let the brownies chill before cutting them. This ensures that they’re easy to cut evenly and neatly.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Almond Buckeyes – Use almond butter in place of peanut butter.
- Reese’s Pieces – Fold Reese’s Pieces into the peanut butter mixture for a fun addition.
- Peanut Butter Chips – Sprinkle peanut butter baking chips on top of the completed brownies.
Check out our other delicious layered brownies!
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Baking dish
- Hand mixer
TIf you don’t have a microwaveable bowl, you can use a double boiler for the chocolate chips.
Store these brownies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Be sure you let the brownies cool completely before adding the peanut butter layer. Otherwise, the heat will start to melt the peanut butter layer.
- Be sure you spray your pan with nonstick spray or lightly grease and flour it or you’ll never get the brownies out in one piece.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
They’ll be good for up to a week in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
The peanut butter layer uses a half cup of butter and is not baked.
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🧾Buckeye Brownie Recipe
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Buckeye Brownie Recipe
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- mixing bowls
- Baking dish
- Hand mixer
- 1 box fudge brownie mix and ingredients from back of box
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 10 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, prepare box of brownie mix according to package directions.
- Pour brownie mix into the baking pan and bake according to box directions (20-25 minutes).
- Allow the brownies to cool completely while you make the next layer.
- In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.
- Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until well combined.
- Drop the peanut butter mixture over the brownie layer in small spoonfuls.
- Use an offset spatula or butter knife to spread the peanut butter mixture in an even layer over the brownies.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips on 30 second intervals, stirring well between each set, until melted.
- Stir in heavy cream and mix until its smooth ganache consistency.
- Pour melted chocolate topping over the top of the peanut butter layer and spread evenly.
- Chill the brownies in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to allow the peanut butter center and the chocolate layer to firm up.
- Slice the cooled brownies into squares and enjoy!