Buckeye Brownies

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Have you ever tasted something so delightful that it made your taste buds dance with joy? That’s the magic of homemade Buckeye Fudge. This creamy, chocolatey treat is more than just a sweet snack; it’s a bite of happiness.

Buckeye Fudge is inspired by the famous Buckeye candies from Ohio, which look like little nuts from the Buckeye tree. But this fudge takes it to a whole new level. Imagine smooth peanut butter and rich chocolate melting together in your mouth. It’s a classic combo that never gets old!

Why Homemade is the Best

When you make Buckeye Fudge at home, you get to experience the joy of creating something special. There’s something about stirring the fudge mixture and watching it transform that feels almost magical. Plus, the scent of chocolate and peanut butter that fills the kitchen is absolutely heavenly.

Homemade fudge also means you can be sure of what’s going into your treats. No strange ingredients or preservatives—just pure, delicious goodness. And let’s not forget the love. Homemade treats are always packed with care and affection, making them taste even better.

Sharing the Joy

One of the best parts about homemade Buckeye Fudge is sharing it with others. Whether it’s for a holiday, a party, or just because, this fudge makes the perfect gift. Wrap it up in a cute box or a tin, and you’ve got a present that will surely bring smiles.

And if you’re keeping it at home, watch as family and friends’ eyes light up when they take a bite. It’s a great way to make memories and traditions that last a lifetime.

A Treat for All Occasions

Buckeye Fudge isn’t just for the holidays. It’s a versatile treat that fits any occasion. Need a pick-me-up on a gloomy day? Buckeye Fudge. Looking for a sweet end to a dinner party? Buckeye Fudge. Want to celebrate a good report card? You guessed it—Buckeye Fudge.

In Conclusion

Homemade Buckeye Fudge is truly amazing. It’s a simple pleasure that brings immense joy. So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, consider whipping up a batch of this delightful treat. Even though we’re not diving into the recipe here, just know that every piece of Buckeye Fudge is a little square of bliss.

Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Fudge is a creamy, peanut butter treat with a smooth chocolate layer on top that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. It’s like a bite-sized version of the classic Ohio candy, easy to make and even easier to love!
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars


  • 12 Tablespoons 170 g salted butter cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces
  • ¾ cup 75 g natural cocoa powder
  • 1 ⅔ cup 345 g granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cup 165 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon 2 g baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon 2 g salt
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 2 cups 475 g creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup 113 g salted butter chopped into about 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups 285 g powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon 15 ml milk if needed
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 ½ cups 265 g semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 Tablespoons 85 g salted butter cut into pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350F (177C) and lightly grease/spray a 13×9 pan (or line with parchment paper).
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat butter in microwave until melted.
  • 12 Tablespoons (170 g) salted butter
  • Stir in cocoa powder and sugar until well combined.
  • ¾ cup (75 g) natural cocoa powder,1 ⅔ cup (345 g) granulated sugar
  • Add eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and stir until well combined.
  • 2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk,1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 1 ⅓ cup (165 g) all-purpose flour,½ teaspoon (2 g) baking powder,¼ teaspoon (2 g) salt
  • Gradually add to butter mixture until completely combined.
  • Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake on 350F (177C) for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before covering with peanut butter fudge.
  • Peanut Butter Layer
  • Combine peanut butter and butter in large heat proof bowl and microwave at 15-second increments (stirring between each) until butter is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 2 cups (475 g) creamy peanut butter,½ cup (113 g) salted butter
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • Gradually stir in powdered sugar until completely combined. If mixture is too stiff, add milk.
  • 2 ¼ cups (285 g) powdered sugar,1 Tablespoon (15 ml) milk
  • Mixture should be fudgy enough that you can mold pieces into a ball, but not too stiff that you won’t be able to spread it over the brownies (feel free to add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if mixture is too stiff, or more powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time if mixture is too soft).
  • Drop by heaping spoonfuls over the cooled brownies and use a knife to gently spread until the brownies are evenly covered with a thick layer.
  • Chocolate Topping
  • Prepare chocolate topping by combining chocolate chips and remaining butter in a medium heat-proof bowl and microwaving at 15-second increments (stirring well between) until completely melted.
  • 6 Tablespoons (85 g) salted butter,1 ½ cups (265 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Evenly pour chocolate over fudge and spread with a knife or offset spatula until smooth.
  • Allow chocolate to set before slicing and serving (30-60 minutes).


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