Buckeye Brownies


Buckeyes are sooooo good. Brownies are soooo good. Put them together? YES!

For those of you who don’t know, Buckyes are peanut butter balls coated in chocolate. So rich and very addicting!

So my daughter’s last day of school was yesterday. She wanted to make her teacher a gift. We brainstormed, then she remembered her teacher’s favorite chocolate candy…Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Well, this will be easy! She’s a peanut butter and chocolate fan!


1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 eggs
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa
Peanut Butter Cream:
½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter *Not the oil separated natural kind
2½ cups Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1-2 Tablespoons Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chopped or Chips
¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter *Not the oil separated natural kind

– Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

– Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup melted butter. Add boiling water, stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup melted butter, stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.

– Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Prepare Peanut Butter Creme:

– Beat butter and peanut butter on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time to hopefully avoid powdered sugar everywhere! Next add your vanilla, 1 Tbsp milk and salt. Continue to beat on medium for another 1 to 2 minutes If the cream is too thick, add a little milk. If it’s too thin, just add some more powdered sugar. Spread the buttercream over the cooled brownies.

Prepare Glaze:

– Melt the 1 cup chocolate chips & ¼ cup peanut butter together in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Stir constantly until smooth. Let this chocolate/peanut butter mixture cool for a few minutes then pour the glaze over then buttercream. Taking a spatula, smooth the glaze evenly over top.

– Chill the brownies one hour before serving. ENJOY!


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