Buckeye Brownies

I don’t know about other kids, but mine love peanut butter, and by love I mean a ‘love’ bordering on obsession. If allowed, they would quite happily eat it as part of every meal. I’m beginning to think Peanut Butter is it’s own food group in my boys’ pyramid. Somewhere I had seen that January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day. Once aware, I knew I couldn’t let this particular ‘holiday’ go unannounced or without ceremony in my household. I figured it was the perfect excuse to whip up some buckeye brownies and I knew these little nuggets of deliciousness were the perfect way to pay homage to peanut butter and all it’s tasty glory. Boy was I right, one tray of these, around 2 -3 dozen, didn’t even make it through the night before they’d all been gobbled up.

Buckeye Brownies

4 Sons 'R' Us: Buckeye Brownies

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 6 tbsp butter, softened and divided
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1.  Prepare brownie mix, and bake in a greased 9×13 pan, according to package directions.
  2. Let brownies cool completely.
  3. Mix powdered sugar, butter, and peanut butter until evenly combined.
  4. Spread evenly over cooled brownies.
  5. Chill brownies for 1 hour.
  6. In a saucepan, over low  heat, melt chocolate and remaining butter stirring until evenly combined.
  7. Spread the chocolate mixture over the brownies and let cool.
  8. Cut brownies into squares and serve.