I first tried these brownies last year in October. Someone "booed" us and left a plate with this yummy treat outside our door. They were delicious and I was determined to find out who had brought the treat so I could get a recipe. I actually just barely found out last week who had brought it and she said that you can get a mixture for these at the store. Who knew!
Anyway, I did a search online and the majority of recipes out there were pretty similar. Definitely make these, they are delicious!!
Notes: The layer of peanut butter is on the thick side. If you don't want them like that, you can either double the brownie recipe or reduce the peanut butter mixture recipe.
If you want the little squares to look nicer, place the finished buckeye brownies in the refrigerator to completely cool and get firmer. This will facilitate cutting them more perfectly later.
1 box of your favorite brownie mix (I used fudge brownies), plus the ingredients to make them (eggs, oil, water)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
6 tbsp butter
Bake the brownies according to the directions in the box. When done, set aside to cool. In a small mixing bowl, mix the peanut butter, 1/2 cup of softened butter and powdered sugar. Spoon the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownies. Use your fingers to spread it evenly over the brownies, set aside. In a small saucepan (or use the microwave), melt the milk chocolate chips and the remaining butter together. When ready, pour the chocolate topping on top of the peanut butter layer, spread it evenly and let it set. Enjoy!