Buckeye Brownies
Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Brownies

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Buckeye Brownies
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This recipe for Buckeye Brownies is rich, delicious, and decadent but SO easy to prepare. If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this is your dessert! Using fair-trade chocolate doesn't change the taste of this delicious dessert and will probably actually make it more expensive, but knowing you're not contributing to inhumane practices in the chocolate industry is SO worth it! I used Cissé Milk Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix and loved it! (This is an Amazon affiliate link, which means I earn income if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for supporting Willow Bird Baking!)
Serves: 9-12
Peanut Butter Brownies Ingredients:
  • 1 box FAIR-TRADE brownie mix, plus any ingredients needed to prepare
  • 3/4 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 cup FAIR-TRADE chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • powdered peanut butter, chopped peanuts, or chopped peanut butter cups for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8” pan with with a foil sling: tear off 4, 16-inch long pieces of aluminum foil and fold them in half. Situate two side-by-side in the pan, covering the bottom of the pan to the edge (they will overlap). Situate the other two strips in the same manner, but perpendicular to the first. The overhanging foil of the sling will make it easy to remove the brownies from the pan after baking and cooling. Spray foil with cooking spray. Prepare brownie batter according to directions on box. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake according to package directions. Let cool completely.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until combined. Spread the peanut butter mixture over the cooled brownies.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips and butter together in the microwave on half power, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth and completely melted. Pour the chocolate over the top of the peanut butter and sprinkle on any desired toppings (I used powdered peanut butter). Allow the brownies to sit until the chocolate is set (if not serving immediately, you can stick them into the fridge), cut into squares, and serve. Refrigerate any uneaten brownies in an airtight container.


5 Comments on Buckeye Brownies

  1. Kristen
    August 1, 2016 at 10:31 am (8 years ago)

    Julie, My family now and growing up is always in the car–we have family all over and we just have to suck it up and deal with it.
    I think though, I may say the only way I am going to deal with it from now on, is if I can have one of these brownies 🙂

  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    August 1, 2016 at 10:31 pm (8 years ago)

    I don’t even think I could make these because I have NO doubt, I’d eat the entire batch. Buckeyes are the best so combined with brownies…I die.

  3. Lisa Roszler
    August 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I need a drooling emoticon here.

  4. ReneeWells
    August 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm (8 years ago)

    When photos make you crave…it’s pure indulgence.


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