Chocolate peanut butter buckeye brownies


Chocolate peanut butter buckeye brownies -layers of chocolate and peanut butter filled in one delicious bar. These are heavenly.

Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite flavors together. If you love buckeyes (so yummy!), you’re going to love these!

I made these buckeye brownies over the holidays and they were absolutely amazing! I thought I’d post them today for the Ohio Buckeyes win! Okay… to be honest I didn’t even watch the game, but since I do live in Ohio now, I thought I would be supportive. ;) AND these buckeye brownies are something to talk about. These brownies will win anyone over!

Chocolate peanut butter buckeye brownies -layers of chocolate and peanut butter filled in one delicious bar. These are heavenly.


These chocolate peanut butter buckeye brownies are seriously to die for! Grab a big glass of cold milk and dig in.

Chocolate peanut butter buckeye brownies -layers of chocolate and peanut butter filled in one delicious bar. These are heavenly.

Buckeye brownies

Yield: 24 brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Total Time: 50-60 minutes


Brownie base:

  • 1 box brownie mix (9x13 pan size)
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Egg (as called for on brownie box)

Peanut butter layer:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk, as needed

Chocolate glaze:

  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons butter



  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil and lightly grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Mix brownie mix with ingredients listed on package, pour in pan and bake according to directions on the box.
  4. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Make the peanut butter layer. In a large bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Add in brown sugar. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. If it gets too thick, add a splash of milk.
  6. Spread peanut butter mixture over the brownie layer.
  7. Melt chocolate chips and butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Cook at 50% power for 1-2 minutes until melted. Stir chocolate and pour over the peanut butter layer. Spread chocolate glaze with a spatula. Refrigerate bars for 30 minutes.

Chocolate peanut butter buckeye brownies -layers of chocolate and peanut butter filled in one delicious bar. These are heavenly.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Christie posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:42 am (#

    I’ve made buckeyes, and I’ve made brownies.  But I’ve never made them together before, so this will be a first!  I can’t wait to try out this recipe!  Heading to the kitchen now…  :)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2015 at 11:13 pm (#

      You are in for a treat, they are divine! Hope you enjoy Christie! :)

  2. Michelle posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm (#

    Why do you keep posting these tempting recipes?! Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite! I think I already have everything in my pantry, I can’t wait to give these a try!

  3. Michelle@TheRibbonRetreat posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:17 am (#

    Those look incredible. Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favorite treats as well, so I am beyond excited to surprise my family with this yummy treats! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

  4. Kayre posted on January 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm (#

    These brownies look delicious.   Can’t wait to try them! 

  5. Kayre posted on January 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm (#

    Having trouble pinning from this site…am I doing  something wrong? 

  6. Sommer@aspicyperspective posted on January 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm (#

    This brownie recipe is a heavenly! So rich and delicious!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:59 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by, Sommer!

  7. Sarah posted on January 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm (#

    These look great. I was wondering if you could substitute the unsalted PB with creamy PB? Hard to find unsalted PB around here. 

    • Jamielyn posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:51 pm (#

      Yes, creamy peanut butter is what I used. It’s unsalted butter. Good luck! I hope you enjoy them!

  8. Sherlie posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:34 am (#

    Chocolates just take me away. The pic that you have shown is so indulging, completely motivating me to experiment it today only

    • Jamielyn posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy these Sherlie! :)

  9. Jonp posted on March 15, 2015 at 10:14 pm (#

    Since all ingredients are gluten free I am going to make these with the “K……z” gluten free brownie mix!  I will check back in after.  

    • Jamielyn posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:26 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy these! :)

  10. Pat posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm (#

    Hi!  I’m going to start these right now ;-)  It is snowing like crazy here!  I’m wondering why you need the foil to bake the brownie mix?  At 1st I thought you wanted us to rake the brownies out of the pan b/f adding the peanut butter layer; but you don’t mention that.  Never used foil for just making reg brownie mix -only greased the bottom of the pan & they come out fine.  Just want to check with you 1st about leaving the foil out & just follow the brownie mix directions.  Never had a hard time removing they plain….  THANKS in advance!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm (#

      Hi Pat! I like to use foil with these because it makes it easy to pull them out of the pan and to cut them without the layers separating! They should work just as good without foil though! :)

  11. Pat posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:49 pm (#

    Update…I didn’t use the foil (just greased up the pan like the browning mix said) and they didn’t have any problem getting them out of the pan.  However, I didn’t care for these at all; which really surprised me as I LOVE anything peanut butter especially if there is chocolate involved. 

  12. Sherri posted on April 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm (#

    What brownie mix do you use? Yours looks so rich and yummy!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:39 am (#

      I like to use Ghiradelli! :)

  13. JonP posted on April 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm (#

    These were amazing!  Although I was not able to master the melting of the choc chips. The chocolate stiffened before I could get it all spread on to of the peanut butter mixture!  Clumpy and lumpy but they were still awesome. Any suggestions for working the choc chips?  

  14. Jessica posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm (#

    I had the same issue with the chocolate chips as JONP. I added one tablespoon of butter at a time, in addition to the original three the recipe called for, until the mixture was more spreadable. I think the total amount of butter I used was five or six tablespoons. Hope this helps!

  15. Mary posted on August 15, 2015 at 3:34 pm (#

    In your directions it calls for a 9 X 13 pan.  You say you use Ghiradelli brownie mix.  I have two different Ghiradelli brownie mixes and the largest pan in the baking instructions is a 9 X 9.  Was your brownie base thick enough?  I am all prepared to make these and just noticed this.

    • Laura Capello posted on August 16, 2015 at 11:00 am (#

      Hi Mary! Jamielyn used a mix that was for a 9×13 pan. You can use two 9×9 mixes and have a slightly thicker brownie than we did – I think that would be better than thinner. Happy baking!

  16. Barbara Gordon posted on November 17, 2015 at 11:47 am (#

    e recipes look wonderful I will be trying them for

    I will be doing all
    of them for Chrismas.