Buckeye Brownies are a rich chocolate dessert made with the best combination of ingredients- chocolate and peanut butter.
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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.
Three Delicious Layers
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!
Brownies: This chocolate homemade brownie layer is rich, decadent, and perfectly satisfies a sweet tooth! Be sure to let this layer cool before topping with the next.
Peanut Butter: Creamy, chunky, smooth – any peanut butter with do for this layer. Depending on what you use, the texture of this layer will change though, so keep that in mind!
Avoid using natural peanut butter in this recipe, it does not firm up the same and can cause a runny peanut butter layer.
Chocolate Ganache: The perfect topping for this decadent buckeye brownie recipe! Made with just 2 ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to prepare.
How to Make Buckeye Brownies
These Buckeye Brownies are the ultimate peanut butter chocolate dessert and they are so easy to make!
- Brownie Layer: Combine all ingredients and bake in a foil-lined casserole dish.
- Peanut Butter Layer: Melt the butter and peanut butter together and mix in the remaining ingredients. Spread over cooled brownies and chill to firm up.
- Chocolate Layer: Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan. Let cool slightly and pour over peanut butter layer. Spread evenly and chill to set.
Once set, lift the brownies out with the foil, slice into squares, and serve!
Tip: Lining the casserole with foil makes it easier to remove the brownies from the pan to nicely slice them!
How to Store
Store these brownies on the counter for 3 to 4 days. To keep them tasting fresh store them an airtight container or zippered bag.
They can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Wait until brownies are cooled, then wrap in plastic wrap, and pop into an airtight container or a freezer bag!
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Peanut Butter Layer
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 9 ounces
- ½ cup butter cubed
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and then grease with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and cocoa powder together.
- Mix in the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined, fold in the chocolate chips and then spread into the greased pan.
- Bake for 32-34 minutes. Cool.
Peanut Butter Layer
- 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.
- Mix in the vanilla extract and then the powdered sugar. Spread over the cooled brownies.
- Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips and butter together in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until almost fully melted.
- Remove from heat and keep stirring until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour over the peanut butter layer and spread evenly. Refrigerate until set.
- Once set, lift brownies out of the pan by holding the edges of the foil. Slice into squares and serve.