Buckeye Brownies

Brownies & Bars · February 17, 2014

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Layered Buckeye Brownies recipe - delicious!! Recipe includes a box brownie bottom with a peanut butter middle topped with melted chocolate chips!!

Do you like brownies?

It’s one of our “Go-To” recipes if we’re looking for a quick and yummy treat. I always have the ingredients on hand, and since we always have ice cream we have an instant delicious dessert, which is nice since we’ve been trying to make friends and invite more people over for dinner and/or dessert. I thought it would be fun to change things up and wanted to try a new brownie recipe from Gooseberry Patch. It was a hit with everyone… and I mean EVERYONE!! My hubby isn’t a huge fun of brownies but said that these Buckeye BrowniesΒ were delicious! I know this is a keeper recipe when he said that. πŸ˜‰

If you’re a fan of brownies, you will definitely want to try this version. It is really easy to make and takes regular brownies to a whole new level! πŸ˜€

Here are the video instructions to make these amazing Buckeye Brownies:



Here is the printable recipe:

5.0 from 2 reviews
Buckeye Brownies
  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 TB unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. In a 9x13 pan, make and bake brownie mix according to box directions. Let cool.
  2. In a bowl add your powdered sugar, ½ cup butter and peanut butter. Mix well. Spread with fingers over the brownies and pat down (it has a consistency similar to playdough).
  3. Melt together chocolate chips and remaining butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Spread over brownies 2nd layer. ENJOY!

Layered Buckeye Brownies recipe - delicious!! Recipe includes a box brownie bottom with a peanut butter middle topped with melted chocolate chips!!


Layered Buckeye Brownies recipe - delicious!! Recipe includes a box brownie bottom with a peanut butter middle topped with melted chocolate chips!!

Look at those layers!! Seriously, so yummy! That middle layer is my fav. πŸ˜‰

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jen @ Tatertots & Jello

They look amazing!! Pinned πŸ™‚


Cindy Jenkins

Wow! Those look amazing!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you, Cindy!! They taste pretty amazing too. I’ve always LIKED brownies, but this recipe may have converted this like to LOVE. πŸ˜‰


Oh my goodness- my family would freak over these!!

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These look amazing! I’ve made a similar recipe and they are always a hit! Pinning! xo

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

I would die for these!!! OMG.

Gin Jones

What does it mean by “when your hour is just about up” in the Buckeye Brownies recipe?

Angela @ Mommy Moment

These Buckeye Brownies look SO delicious!
I may just make these this weekend.
~ Angela

Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

I know these would be a big hit in our house! Just pinned them! Visiting from the Link Party Palooza!

Donya | A Southern Soul

LOVE these! I have them on my “must make” list. Thanks for hosting the party as well – I shared my Roasted Chicken with Clementines.
Thanks, Donya

Megan Johnson

“when your hour is just about up” – What does this mean? I want to make sure I have the recipe right πŸ˜€

    Lil' Luna

    No need to wait an hour… that was a typo. You can make the frosting to put on the second layer as soon as you put it on. πŸ˜‰

      Megan Johnson

      Thank you! I have to try this!


I’m drooling! They all look so delicious.

P.S. I found you through the link party on http://www.skiptomylou.org

    Lil' Luna

    Trust me – they really are drool worthy! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family

These look and sound fantastic!

    Lil' Luna

    They are the best brownies ever!! Let me know if you try them out – would love to know what you think. πŸ™‚


YUM! These all look so good. I don’t crave brownies very often, but when I do I want to eat the whole pan. You may have inspired that craving again ;o) pinned.


Oh my! They look so good, can’t wait to try them!

Jen Jen

Hey there! I just made these tonight – a double batch in my big lasagna pan. Oooooooh my. Quite honestly the best dessert I have made in forever! There are going to be some very happy people at our after-church luncheon tomorrow! I used Reynolds Non-Stick foil and Pam and removed the whole slab of brownies from the pan after they cooled completely and then added the peanut butter buttercream and chocolate layers so that I would be able to cut the brownies into smaller squares than, I’m sure, the kids at the luncheon would have! :o) A little of these goes a long way – very, very good! Thanks for an amazing recipe!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, Jen… comments like yours totally make my day!!I’m so glad you liked them. I hope everyone at the luncheon did too. πŸ˜‰

Mrs McG

Could you use semi sweet chocolate chips or does it need to be milk chocolate? These look amazing!


are these able to be frozen?


Wondering.. the list of ingred. lists 1/2 cup butter..
then it reads : add the 1/2 cup butter to p-sugar & so on.
then : add ‘remaining’ butter to melted choc chips..

was there a typo ???


    Wondering the same thing… 6tbsp of butter is neither 1/2 cup nor 1/2 stick..


      Ohhh nevermind, I just saw my error!

Kelly leather

Look great will try


These are so amazing!! I made them for a family get together and they were devoured in minutes. Making them now for my husband fantasy football draft party πŸ™‚ thanks for the recipe.

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome. I love to hear that a recipe is a hit. Have a great week!!


Can I use homemade caramel on the buckey brownies instead of peanut butter? Please let me know Thanks

    Lil' Luna

    I’ve never tried it, but if you do and it works, let me know. Would love to make a note of it in the recipe. πŸ˜‰


Made 10 different brownies for a party. These were the favorite! They were also able to stand the heat during a summer graduation party. No melting. Perfect for picnics!


Can’t waite to try the new Bronnies,look great

monja andetson

Mmm..those buckeye brownies look delicuos..thanku for recipe..please send more..

    Lil' Luna

    They really are super delicious! Hope you like them. πŸ™‚

Toby Wines

Keep thise those recipes coming! Yum!

carol miller

These are great, I added walnuts, raisins, and cho chips to the brownie mix, now they are to die for, I even crushed up walnuts and sprinkled them over the top of the brownies when they were done, thanks for a great receipe

    Lil' Luna

    Oooh – sound delish! Glad they were a hit! Have a great day. πŸ™‚

Pat Nicoll

These look delicious. I’m going to try them. Thank you.

Dina Rose

These brownies were amazing. My family loved them. Big hit I know I willbe making alot of these. Thank you. Dina Houston Tx

    Lil' Luna

    My family loves them too!!! Glad they were a hit. πŸ˜‰


wondering if I can use a cake mix instead of brownie mix !

    Lil' Luna

    I’d definitely wait til you can get brownie mix… they really won’t be brownies without it. πŸ˜‰


Can I use salted butter? Will it make that much of a difference? That’s all I have besides margarine…

    Lil' Luna

    I think salted butter would work, but in general, I always use unsalted butter in my baking. πŸ˜‰

Aileen hager

I change the fillings…add cream de menth,cherry, or orange flavoring…only I make scratch brownies with a can of Hershey’s …the bomb.

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Yummmm! These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them and see the smiles on my kiddos faces when they munch them up! PINNED!

Patti Cray Roy

I have made these for my family twice (so far..) and they are fantastic! My question is, has anyone ever tried freezing them? My sons and their families are coming for several days over thanksgiving and I’m trying to do as much in advance as possible, and these brownies are a MUST HAVE! And thank you for the wonderful recipe!


Any tips on cutting them once they are done? Do you stick them in fridge to keep brownie layer more adhered to top? I’m not getting the crisp pretty cute like your photo. πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Hmmm, I always cut my brownies with a plastic knife because it doesn’t gunk up on the knife and make it messy. Did you try that?


Oh my so will be making buckeye brownies found u from a friend on fb where can I sign up to make sure I see your great recipes?


I really thought this wasa real recipe. Sad to see it’s another boxed “creation”. I’m sure it’s good, but rather make from scratch.


    OMG so make it without a homemade brownie recipe!! Smh


I have made these brownies twice. I decided to alter the recipe a little. I only used 1 and1/2:cup of powered sugar. I also used more peanut butter I used 1 and 3/4 of peanut butter. For the chocolate topping I used the.whole package of chocolate chips. I was very happy with the results.

    Lil' Luna

    Haha..can’t go wrong with a whole bag of chocolate chips!! Thanks for letting me know!


I don’t do mixes, but will try this with homemade brownies. We prefer dark chocolate, so will use semi-sweet chips. I am sure it will be tasty!

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That looks amazing!!!


Yummy!!! A dear friend nicknamed these brownies “crack” because they are so delicious!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!!! They are delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by!


I made these tonight for an after church get-together- can’t wait to try!!! Do they need to be refrigerated? Thank you!!!


    These were a huge hit thank you! Mine turned out more fudge-like than brownie. I did cut the powdered sugar to 1.5 cups instead of 2 which did make it a little more work to spread but worth it- and cut down the butter by 3-4 T all together (a little from the Peanut butter mix and a little from the topping). I would describe this as delicious but extremely rich- next time will cut into smaller pieces. Thank you! Will definitely be making again!!!

      Lil' Luna

      I am so glad they were a hit! We love these! I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner!

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