Buckeye Brownies

These Buckeye Brownies are perfect and easy chocolate and peanut butter brownies!

Sometimes weekends are so good that you don’t want them to end.
Other times they are so busy that you welcome the structure of a Monday.

Ok, that’s a lie. Monday’s are never really welcome.
Especially when it’s your kid’s last week of school and they are all hyped up on summer-sugar.

On a side-note, daylight savings time was not invented by a female, because a female would have been way smarter and scheduled it to happen after all schools were closed for summer.Β  So if you happen to be an ancestor of the moron, Mr. Spring Forward, can you use your lineage to get that changed?Β  Thanks.


Trying to get your kids in bed when it’s still super light out is basically from the devil.
Annnd, I have been known, from time to time, to put the kids in bed extra early just so one (or all) of them don’t die.
It’s really for their sake that they are tucked in by 8:00 because I tend to not be a nice lady around children at the 8:30 hour. That’s real talk.

Plus, I need to get the kids in bed early because someone has gotten me hooked on a ridiculous tv show that I can’t stop watching on Netflix. I am not a teenage girl, nor do I get any sort of thrill out of vampires, but really… the kids don’t need to mess with my Damon time.

So yeah.
Buckeye Brownies.
That’s what we were talking about, right?
PhotobucketGet some brownie mix and mix in some oil and stuff. And oh yeah, some chopped peanuts…
Press half of it into a pan.
PhotobucketAnd if you’re gonna be one of those people who asks me if you can use your own brownie recipe instead of a brownie mix..I have no idea. Give it a try and tell me if it works.
Then mix up some peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk…which, by the way, is basically a filling I could swim in…swimsuit optional.
PhotobucketSpread that over half your brownie stuff…
PhotobucketThen take the rest of your dough and drop it all over the top.
Don’t forget to push it down into the peanut butter.

It’s final resting place is muy importante.
PhotobucketThen just bake it.
And eat it.
And say hallelujah to whoever invented sweetened condensed milk.



Buckeye Brownies

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makes 30 bars


  • 1 box (18-19 oz) Brownie Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°
  2. Lightly grease 9×13 pan
  3. With your mixer combine brownie mix, oil and eggs until incorporated and smooth.
  4. Stir in chopped peanuts
  5. Divide batter in half.
  6. Press half batter into bottom of prepared pan (it will be a thin layer) and set the other half to the side.
  7. In a large bowl combine peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk with whisk.
  8. Pour mixture over the bottom layer of brownie.
  9. Drop the remaining brownie mix on top of peanut butter mixture, pressing each spoonful lightly into peanut butter.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes until just set.
  11. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.


adapted from bhg

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Sometimes I welcome a Monday off – so glad this was a short week for us. My family is from the east coast area and they didn’t know what a buckeye was – even though my sister brought them to our family gatherings. She just called them chocolate covered peanut butter balls. We told her they were buckeyes and why. I like your brownies.

Emily F

I too could easily swim in the sweetened condensed milk/PB mixture for days on end! So yummy! And again, love your blog!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Whoa. Another amazing dessert! Yum!

sally @ sally

Shelly…. how something so sinfully delicious can come from only 6 ingredients is beyond me. I am IN LOVE with what sweetened condensed milk can do sometimes… and buckeyes are my fave, I was born in Ohio! Woo! πŸ™‚


I just found your blog a week or so ago. Which happened to coincide perfectly with the beginning of my 3rd trimester… I’m expecting some rapid weight gain over the next few weeks, courtesy of your deliciousness.

And on another note, I may or may not have double layered blackout curtains hanging in my kids’ rooms. πŸ™‚

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Looks fabulous and I too could swim in peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk. No question.

I saw Kristi’s post about the Duncan trip and I told her that one day I’d love to meet both of you two!


wish i had seen this a half hour ago i just made brownies and dropped big globs of chunky peanut butter all over. yummy πŸ™‚

Colleen @ What

There are so many yummy buckeye brownie recipes out there! These seriously look fantastic. How could you ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?!


Oh holy goodness…… that is all.


These look wonderful!!! And it sounds like your on Team Damon. πŸ˜€ Now if I could just have him handing me a plate of these….


I’d also swim in that PB mixture. WOW these look way too good. How do you manage to keep these treats around the house so often?


Oh Shelly, You are so funny! I was laughing out loud at your daylight savings segment, and I just had to share it with my husband:)
Your brownies look phenomenal!!!

Christi @ Love From The Oven

Great seeing you this weekend. πŸ™‚ Have to laugh given the conversation we had on the shuttle with Toni about making something and then seeing someone else just made it – totally made Buckeye Brownies on Thursday. Though I’m going to have to try some with the sweetened condensed milk. It’s like nectar of the Gods.


Great post! I do agree that it’s a nightmare trying the get the kids to bed when it’s still light outside..I’ve had many stressful evenings lately! These brownies just might save me!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

All hail sweetened condensed milk!! πŸ˜€

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets GIrl

Ugh, I hear you on Daylight Savings. My kiddo makes a pretty good argument about not being able to sleep when the sun is still shining into his bedroom. But oh my goodness, these brownies are amazing! Anything with sweetened condensed milk in it is a must-make!

Kiera Chambers

“And say hallelujah to whoever invented sweetened condensed milk.”
Amen Sister!
I will be making these with the kids today in honor of the beginning of Summer Vacation!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

I love these brownies. Like, totally in love with them. My aunt always makes something similar and they are absolutely killer. It’s hard to only eat one.

Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik

Seriously, I could eat the whole pan of these right now – and I agree, sweetened condensed milk makes everything better. I think I’d have a cup of coffee w/ the condensed milk with these brownies.
Thanks for sharing.


Shelly, seriously??? The first photo almost made me go cross-eyed! I MUST have them asap…

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Those look crazy good!
I just started watching the “TV Show” on netflix as well, and I’m really not sure what to think. I’m up to episode 7 or 8 and for some reason I can’t seem to turn the stupid show off. It’s great background noise while I’m baking because even if I’m not paying attention, I still know what’s going on.



Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Mmmmmm. Oh and that applies to these brownies and Damon πŸ˜‰

Emily @ AVerySweetLife

Those sound so good and easy! I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter! I haven’t seen that show yet, but know if I started watching it, I’d be addicted. (My sister is!)

Emilie @ Emilie

pb + sweetened condensed milk is so heavenly, I find myself constantly dreaming up ways to use it. But really, eaten straight from the spoon is a great option


Wow, this looks absolutely mouthwatering! I haven’t made a brownie in such a long time, I’ve really got to make some soon. Hope you enjoyed your weekend πŸ˜‰

Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes

Just found your blog and I love your style, your photography, and certainly your taste in food. If it’s got sweetened condensed milk in it, I’m good to go! These brownies look SO yummy that I will have to bake them soon… maybe have them ready when my hubby gets home from work?

ValΓ©rie ( France )

Olala what a treat I just finished watching my belly has grown, the greedy that I can never resist.
I wish you a beautiful evening


sounds like PB heaven!

Anne @ Have a Cookie!

Pinned, saved to my Ziplist recipe box and planning to make these very soon! What a combo of some of my favorite things!

Cookbook Queen

Sweetened condensed milk + peanut butter + brownies = WINNING!!!!!

Jana H.

This looks…ah-mazing. A must try, for sure.

Also? I hear ya on the Damon time. Man, oh, man is that one fine vampire.


Oh my. Can never get too much chocolate and peanut butter!

Erika - The Teenage Taste

1 more week after this week and then I am off for the Summer. I cannot wait! Perhaps a pan of these buckeye brownies will help me study for finals? They look delicious and, heck, I could use all the help I can get for my finals!


Um, yep. Those look beyond heavenly! As for the whole “Daylight Savings before school ending” thing, I’m totally with you. I’ve considered putting those little airline sleeping masks on my children to fool them into thinking it’s 10pm.


Oh yummy yummy! These look like something I could eat a whole pan of!


wow, this sounds really really amazingggg!


Well, that looks like the single best thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I need to find a way to incorporate nutella into this, and then I’ll REALLY be in heaven. Not in place of the PB, of course, but in addition to. Hello, hallelujah.


There would be no daintiness or ladylike-ness when it comes to eating these. It would probably be better for me to eat these alone!!! LOL!


These look dang good!


Wait, Shelly, can I use my own…

Never mind. JUST KIDDING! The things you do to my thighs. These look amazing.,


This is why I really love experimenting and looking for sites with recipes.. I just want to make sure this is what my kids would love too after I bake one like this.. Craving for brownies now!


Mmm I’m not a huge fan of peanuts on my brownies, but they’re basically the only nut my boyfriend eats so I’m sure I’ll give this recipe a good use.
And daylight savings time sounds so annoying, I’m glad we don’t have it here πŸ˜›

Erin @ Making Memories

Ha! We just made these yesterday. They were delicious!!!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

Hallelujah and OH MY!! Wow, do these look amazing. I’m a peanut butter and chocolate girl, so….yum! πŸ™‚

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

My all time favorite candy with my all time favorite dessert. I am in heaven!

Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth

I can’t stand to look at these and not be able to eat one! And what a great, quick idea for an incredibly delicious dessert!


Halleluja to whoever invented sweetened condensed milk.
And amen.


Is anything better than PB&C. I love that combo and use it all the time. Buckeye seems to be popping up in everything now: candies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and more, and I’m not complaining!


Brownies are favorite of my girls and my wife is always baking brownies almost every weekend so that my kids will be excited to have a boning together..