And then, just as a coincidence, my hubby and I were watching college football and happened to see the mascot for Ohio State. When I saw it, I showed my ignorance and I asked Bruce what their mascot was supposed to be. It was then that I learned what a Buckeye was.
And if YOU don’t know, a Buckeye is a nut and Ohio is famous for making a chocolate and peanut butter candy that looks like the Buckeye Nut.
Hence, the reason why these brownies are called Buckeye Brownies. Chocolatey. Peanut Buttery. Just like their candy counterpart, you will go “nuts” over these brownies!
They are that good.
My daughter and her husband are living with us at the moment while they are both in college. Tonight when they came home, I heard my daughter come bounding up the stairs and exclaim: “Can we have some of those brownies?!” (Her husband’s most favorite dessert is anything with chocolate and peanut butter) I told her that she could have some and she said that was good because her husband was circling around the island where the brownies lay, waiting to devour them!
Guess what they had for dinner tonight? Only brownies. For reals.
So although I might not suggest that you have Buckeye Brownies for dinner, I highly recommend them for every other time. Especially while watching college football!
I’m sure you’ve already guessed that This Pin Rocks!
- Box of brownies of your choosing. I used Dark Chocolate.
Peanut Butter Cream:
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter softened
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 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
- Follow directions on a box of brownies of your choosing.
- After the brownies have cooled, prepare the Peanut Butter Cream.
- PEANUT BUTTER CREAM:
- 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 TBL 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.
- Melt the 1 cup chocolate chips & 1/4 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.
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