These decadent Buckeye Brownies are thick, fudgy brownies topped with a salty-sweet peanut butter topping and chocolate ganache. They’re seriously amazing!
Oh, hello. I didn’t see you over these thick, fudgy brownies topped with a salty-sweet peanut butter topping and chocolate ganache. As you can see, they’re kind of distracting. Like…is it just me or is it hot in here?! Please tell me I’m not the only one salivating over these Buckeye Brownies?
Sure, they’re a little extra work than normal brownies, but these peanut butter chocolate topped brownies are soooooo worth it.
What Are Buckeyes?
Buckeyes are a traditional Christmas confection made from a peanut butter fudge ball partially dipped in chocolate to leave a little “eye” of peanut butter poking out of the top. They’re easy to make, scrumptious, and basically taste like a Reeses with a way higher pb to chocolate ratio.
So, basically they’re the best thing ever.
What Are Buckeye Brownies?
When we were brainstorming all our holiday recipes we wanted to make buckeyes, but wanted to put a fun spin on them. And we know you guys love repurposing classic flavors in new forms. Think cake batter macarons, s’mores cookies, and cinnamon roll sheet cake. So we decided to take all those classic buckeye flavors and put them on top of a fudgy brownie.
Yes, it really does taste as good as it sounds.
How to Make the Best Buckeye Brownies:
Not to brag, but when you’ve baked and eaten as many brownies as we have, you could say we’re pretty much experts in brownie making. And brownie consumption.
Prepare brownies according to directions, making sure you fully line the pan with parchment paper on all sides. Allow to cool completely.
While the brownies cool, make buckeye topping. In a mixing bowl combine the softened butter and peanut butter and beat until combined, about 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and stir until no clumps of powdered sugar remain. Spread the peanut butter mixture over the prepared brownies and use a spatula to form an even layer. Set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and heavy cream in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each until completely melted. Pour the chocolate ganache over the peanut butter layer and spread into an even layer. Place the brownies in the fridge and cool until the ganache is set, at least 1 hour.
Slice and serve! Keep well for up to 1 week in airtight container!
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Crazy easy, crazy good!!
YAY! So happy you enjoyed these!
I have made these SO many times because every time I do everyone devours them! And so many people ask for the recipe! They are so easy and perfect every time. Thank you!!
Hi Amber! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you loved these! It makes us so happy to hear 🙂
I made these for the first time last week and oh my goodness they were delicious!! I read through the reviews just to see if I needed to make any adjustments to the recipe and I’m glad I did. One review recommended putting about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in at a time to the PB mix and it worked wonders! It had a great consistency and I only ended up using about 3/4 cup and maybe a tablespoon more. The ganache part of the recipe did not work, I threw away 2 failed attempts 🙁 I resulted to using another chocolate ganache by mixing the semi sweet chocolate chips with vegetable oil and it worked great. Overall, I loved this recipe and will be making it again! I love Broma Bakery on TikTok!!!!
Made this over the weekend. Something is off with the peanut butter layer. It was “pasty” and not particularly creamy. I used Skippy smooth PB. The brownies were fudgy but nothing spectacular. We did love the ganache topping, but can’t really go wrong with a ganache!
I added less powdered sugar and achieved the light and fluffy texture.
On TikTok you said the topping was chocolate and coconut oil but here it says chocolate and heavy cream?
We were just out of heavy cream that day hahah. You can do either! The recipe as written here will make more of a ganache topping. If you do coconut oil and chocoalte like in the tiktok it will be more like a chocolate bar topping!