Buckeye Brownies

2016-06-20
  • Servings : 24-48
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This is a fun twist to the classic Buckeye balls. This is Buckeye Brownies. The original recipe i made this with is a bit too sweet and rich, so i’ve adjusted it with the recipe below.. Overall a fun twist, and easy to make. Especially great for the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • **Peanut Butter Filling
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • **Chocolate-Peanut Butter Glaze
  • 1½ cups milk chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter

Method

Step 1

Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Whisk cocoa and boiling water together in mixing bowl until smooth. Add unsweetened chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk in melted butter and oil. Add eggs, yolks, and vanilla and continue to whisk until smooth and homogeneous. Whisk in sugar until fully incorporated. Add flour and salt and mix with rubber spatula until combined.

Step 3

Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted halfway between edge and center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool 1½ hours.

Step 4

Beat together the peanut butter, butter and salt on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and alternate adding the powdered sugar and the milk, mixing to combine after each addition. Add the vanilla extract, beat to combine, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until completely smooth and creamy.

Step 5

Using an offset spatula, spread the peanut butter mixture in an even layer over the top of the brownies.

Step 6

Melt together the chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely smooth and melted.

Step 7

Pour the mixture over the peanut butter layer and spread into an even layer with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until set. Enjoy!

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