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.  So if you happen to be an ancestor of the moron, Mr. Spring Forward, can you use your lineage to get that changed?  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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


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 350°
  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

75 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Kristina

    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. 🙂

  4. dawne

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

  5. Victoria

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

  6. 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!!!

  7. Great seeing you this weekend. 🙂 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. DynaLou

    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!

  17. 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 😛

  18. 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!

  19. Chucky

    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..

  20. I love buckeyes! My Ohio-native hubby got me hooked on them (although I use SunButter in mine because of my allergy, which he hates lol). These brownies look amazing!!

  21. My 13 y.o. STILL goes to bed at 8:30. Mama needs some alone time….well, and maybe some quality time with the husband. Since my bedtime is 9, I need that 30 minutes. 😉

    These brownies look IN-credible, Shelly! Are you sure you can’t move back to Texas? The house next door to us is for sale and I’ll happily be your taste-tester.

  22. So a friend send me over with rumors of chocolate sex. Well…buckeye brownies and Damon…same thing. Looks delish! I’ll be sticking around to see what other sinful things you post 🙂

  23. I made these yesterday for a family gathering and they were a HUGE hit. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely be making it again. I didn’t have any peanuts, so I omitted them, but I cannot wait to add them next time.

  24. Betty

    Made these for the weekend! They were awesome and gone in less than 24 hours. Everything that I’ve made from this site has been ah-ma-zing!

  25. Jen

    These are in the oven right now! Is the batter supposed to be very very thick? My brownie mix on its own called for more oil and some water, but I just followed your recipe. I assume the milk and peanut butter will add moisture. Either way, I am sure they will be amazing!

  26. These are SO RICH they just about blow the top of your head off!! If you like that kind of thing – these are def for you. If not, steer clear 😉

  27. Christina @ ovenadventures

    I just discovered buckeyes like a year go. I can not believe they have hidden from me for so long. It was probably for the best though because I could live on them. These brownies are totally fab-u-lous

  28. Shelly,
    I was a bit skeptical but now that I’ve done it, I totally get the ‘swim in it’ reference. I would make one change however…there aren’t nearly enough nuts in that recipe so I doubled them and sprinkled the top too. Heaven! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Shana

    Buckeye brownies are in the oven…haven’t even tasted them yet, but based on the little bit I have found on your blog I know they will be fantastic! I am a self-confessed sugar-aholic…ummm, sweetened condensed milk…love it! You and I could be long lost sisters! Keep writing!

  30. Amy

    These were absolutely decadent. What a wonderful recipe. The first of many recipes I will be making from your excellent website. Thank you for sharing.

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