Buckeye Brownies

Brownies
December 16, 2019
Brownies
December 16, 2019

Buckeye Brownies

  • Prep time: 1 hr
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 30 min

These decadent Buckeye Brownies are thick, fudgy brownies topped with a salty-sweet peanut butter topping and chocolate ganache. They’re seriously

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Buckeye Brownies

These decadent Buckeye Brownies are thick, fudgy brownies topped with a salty-sweet peanut butter topping and chocolate ganache. They’re seriously amazing!

fudgy brownies topped with a thick layer of peanut butter and chocolate ganache

Buckeye Brownies

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.

buckeye browies topped with a thick peanut butter topping

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.straight on shot of peanut butter chocolate brownies topped with a thick ganache

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.

pan of buckeye brownies on a cookie sheet

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.

You can trust this step by step breakdown on how to make the best brownies ever. We took out all the guesswork to make homemade brownie baking as easy as possible!

buckeye brownies on a cookie sheet

Homemade brownies not your thing? You could always make these buckeye brownies using a brownie mix! We won’t judge, and these would still be scrumptious.

buckeye brownies with a bite taken out

We hope you enjoy these peanut butter chocolate topped brownies just as much as we do!

Love and brownies, my friends.

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Buckeye Brownies

4 from 4 reviews

Calling all peanut butter chocolate lovers! These buckeye brownies with a thick layer of peanut butter are about to become your new favorite holiday treat!

Calling all peanut butter chocolate lovers! These buckeye brownies with a thick layer of peanut butter are about to become your new favorite holiday treat!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 miniutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 miniutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 miniutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

for the brownies

for the peanut butter layer

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for the chocolate ganache

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Prepare brownies according to directions, making sure you fully line the pan with parchment paper on all sides. Allow to cool completely.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Slice and serve! Keep well for up to 1 week in airtight container!

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    • 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!

  1. did you use a 9×9 pan or 9×13? i think in the best brownies ever recipe it says to do square but wanted to double check. thank you!

  2. Question: These look amazing – I’m going to make this weekend! But when do I take the PB mixture off of the heat? Is it before powdered sugar, or keep it on the stove until all is mixed? In the IG video it looks like the PB mix wasn’t on the stove at all so am a bit confused… Thanks!

  3. Made these the other night and they were amazing! I’ve found that I love them warmed up just a little so that the chocolate ganache just melts in your mouth (ugh so good!).
    For the peanut butter layer, definitely found it helpful to add the powdered sugar a little at a time! Didn’t end up needing the full amount to get a good consistency

    • I would freeze the brownies and then do the peanut butter and chocolate layer when you are ready to serve!