Buckeye Brownies

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Buckeye Brownies are a rich chocolate dessert made with the best combination of ingredients- chocolate and peanut butter.

Stack of three Buckeye Brownies next to a bottle of milk.

Buckeye Brownies


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The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven, especially in these Buckeye Brownies. Rich chocolate brownies with a creamy luscious peanut butter layer, and topped with a gorgeous smooth chocolate ganache. Peanut butter brownies never tasted so good!

Buckeye Brownies spread out on the table with a bottle of milk in the background.

What is a Buckeye Brownie?

Buckeye Brownies are a spin on the popular no bake peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate. This is basically the same thing but has the addition of brownie. And this isn’t just any brownie. It’s a homemade brownie loaded with chocolate chips.

Holding a Buckeye Brownie with a bite taken out.

How to make Buckeye Brownies:

  1. Start out by making the bottom layer – rich chocolate homemade brownies. These are super easy to make! It just takes one bowl and eight simple ingredients that I’m sure you already have in your pantry and fridge. Mix everything together and then pop it in a foil lined casserole dish and bake. (The foil allows you to lift the brownies for easier slicing.)
  2. While the brownies are cooling, make the thick peanut butter layer. This too is super easy. Just melt the butter and peanut butter together and mix in some vanilla and powdered sugar. Then spread it over the cooled brownies. Pop in in the freezer or fridge so it firms up.
  3. The last step is to make the ganache. Place the chocolate and butter in a small sauce pan and heat slowly while stirring until melted. Let it cool slightly and then pour it over the top. Spread evenly and then pop it in the fridge again until set. Lift the brownies out with the foil and then slice into squares.

Buckeye Brownies spread out on the table with chocolate chips and a spoonful of peanut butter.

If you like Peanut Butter Fudge or Peanut Butter Bars, you’ll for sure love these brownies. I mean, they’re basically a peanut butter bar with a brownie on the bottom. I don’t know about you but when chocolate peanut butter are in front of me, I lose all self control and these brownies are simply irresistible! That rich chocolate brownie in combination with the peanut butter and then the smooth creamy rich chocolate ganache is divine! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Servings: 28 pieces
Buckeye Brownies
Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
34 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 34 mins
Author: Melanie
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buckeye Brownies
Buckeye Brownies are a rich chocolate dessert made with the best combination of ingredients- chocolate and peanut butter.
Brownie Layer
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup powdered sugar
Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 9 ounces
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
Brownie Layer
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and then grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and cocoa powder together.
  3. Mix in the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined, fold in the chocolate chips and then spread into the greased pan.
  5. Bake for 32-34 minutes. Cool.
Peanut Butter Layer
  1. Place peanut butter and butter together in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments until butter is almost melted and stir until smooth.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract and then the powdered sugar. Spread over the cooled brownies.
  3. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips and butter together in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until almost fully melted.
  2. Remove from heat and keep stirring until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour over the peanut butter layer and spread evenly. Refrigerate until set.
  4. Once set, lift brownies out of the pan by holding the edges of the foil. Slice into squares and serve.
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1piece) — Calories: 352

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

These Buckeye Brownies are the ultimate peanut butter chocolate dessert.

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Melanie is a Midwest girl currently living in Nebraska with her husband and daughters. She started rubbing elbows with her mom in the kitchen as soon as she discovered she could lick the bowl clean. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating healthy dinners and indulgent desserts for her family and friends. You can visit Melanie on her blog: Garnish & Glaze.

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