Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

The BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter lover, then these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are for you! Just like Buckeye Brownies, these rich, fudgy brownies are layered with peanut butter filling, a chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with lots of Peanut Butter M&M’s®!  

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Chocolate peanut butter brownies topped with peanut butter M&M's, stacked on a plate. Buckeye brownies on a plate.

Just like Buckeye Brownies but with Peanut Butter M&M’s!

Is chocolate and peanut butter your love language? If so, these chocolate peanut butter brownies are for you! Just like Buckeye Brownies, these peanut butter fudge stuffed brownies are topped with a peanut butter ganache and peanut butter M&M’s.

Making these buckeye brownies is quite simple, as the brownie base uses a simple brownie mix. The rest comes together with just a couple steps that uses only the microwave for the filling and ganache topping.

Here’s how these decadent, delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies come together:

How to make chocolate peanut butter brownies. Step by step photos for buckeye brownies.

Can I use a brownie mix to make chocolate peanut butter brownies?

Yes! You’ll start with a basic brownie mix baked in a 9 x 13″ pan lined with parchment paper.  (Lining the pan with parchment paper is helpful, as it makes lifting the bars out of the pan, and cutting much easier.)  

While the brownies are still warm, you’ll top with a delicious peanut butter filling.  This comes together easily, and can be pressed right on top of the brownies with your hands.

If you're a chocolate and peanut butter lover, these brownies are for you! Rich, fudgy brownies are layered with peanut butter filling, a chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with Peanut Butter M&M's® candies! The perfect treat for family game night, or anytime you're in the mood for a chocolate and peanut butter treat!

What are Buckeye Brownies?

Buckeye brownies are simply brownies topped with a peanut butter fudge-like filling. They are wonderfully rich, sweet and decadent. Buckeyes are also know as chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls. These peanut butter balls resemble “buckeyes” in appearance.

What is in the peanut butter filling for buckeye brownies?

The peanut butter “buckeye” filling is made of creamy peanut butter, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.

If you're a chocolate and peanut butter lover, these brownies are for you! Rich, fudgy brownies are layered with peanut butter filling, a chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with Peanut Butter M&M's® candies! The perfect treat for family game night, or anytime you're in the mood for a chocolate and peanut butter treat!

How do I make peanut butter chocolate ganache?

To make peanut butter chocolate ganache, you’ll need to melt chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter in the microwave.  

Once you’ve melted the chocolate chips and peanut butter together it should be smooth. You’ll then pour this mixture over the top of the peanut butter filling.  Top with lots of yummy M&M’s® Peanut Butter candies, for a colorful, delicious crunch that rounds out these brownies perfectly!

Can I make these chocolate peanut butter brownies in advance?

Yes, I recommend making these chocolate peanut butter brownies in advance. Make these brownies ahead of time, as the chocolate will need to set and refrigerate before cutting.  Once cool, slicing these buckeye brownies is much easier. You’ll be able to make clean, uniform cuts.

If you're a chocolate and peanut butter lover, these brownies are for you! Rich, fudgy brownies are layered with peanut butter filling, a chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with Peanut Butter M&M's® candies! The perfect treat for family game night, or anytime you're in the mood for a chocolate and peanut butter treat!

Can I leave out the peanut butter M&M’s in this buckeye brownies recipe?

Yes. You can omit the M&M’s.

 

If you love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie recipe, check out some of these other delicious treats:

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Crock Pot Candy

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chex Party Mix

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars at Real Housemom’s

 

Here’s how these delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies come together:

Serves 20 bars

Peanut Butter Lovers Brownie Bars

If you're a chocolate and peanut butter lover, these brownies are for you! Rich, fudgy brownies are layered with peanut butter filling, a chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with M&M's® Peanut Butter candies! The perfect treat for family game night, or anytime you're in the mood for a chocolate and peanut butter treat!

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Brownie layer:
  • 1 (18.3 oz.) Brownie Mix
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Peanut Butter layer:
  • 3/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache layer:
  • 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. + 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 c. M&M's® Peanut Butter Candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13" pan with parchment paper, and lightly spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, water, oil and eggs. Mix until smooth and lump-free. Spread into prepared pan, and bake at 350 for 24-26 minutes.
  3. While brownies are baking, mix the peanut butter filling by combining the melted butter and peanut butter. Stir until completely combined. Stir in the vanilla. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Mixture will be thick and dough-like.
  4. Once brownies come out of the oven, let cool for about 10 minutes. While brownies are still warm, top the brownies with the peanut butter filling, and press with hands to cover completely.
  5. For the chocolate peanut butter ganache add the chocolate chips and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute on high power. Stir. Heat for another 20-30 seconds, or until all chocolate chips have melted. Pour the ganache over the peanut butter layer. Sprinkle the M&M's® Peanut Butter Candies evenly on top of the ganache. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight before cutting.

Notes

Yield: 20 bars Serving: 1 2"x2" bar

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Chocolate peanut butter brownies topped with m&m's. Stacked peanut butter brownie bars.

 

 

Comments

  1. These look delicious! The middle layer looks so perfect for someone that loves peanut butter like me! #client
  2. These look so delicious! What a treat!
  3. Omigosh, yum! Yes please!
  4. Peanut butter and chocolate perfection! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning and tweeting to share. ~Laurie
  5. These wouldn't stand a chance around me ;) Yum!
  6. Stop, these look like my dream come true!!!
  7. Such a great idea! We love family game night with out grandchildren and I can't wait to add this recipe to the mix.
  8. they are simple the best for us cause we love PB and Chocolate and brownies so thank you thank you for a great recipe xoxo
  9. We have three kids, but only two are in school and activities. Rushing from here to there is starting to get out of control and we still have one more child that will enter that mix soon! We always have family dinner together each night, but a family game night, and this recipe, sounds like such a fun way to reconnect! What a great idea! #client
  10. These look so decadent! Great shots! :)
  11. Wow these bars look amazingly delicious! Would be perfect for a fun family night! :)
  12. These are so fun and I know the whole family would love 'em!
  13. perfect sweet treat for family game night. A color fun too!
  14. Wow!...I'm a peanut butter lovers! And these brownies looks amazing!
  15. These look AH-MAZING! Love these flavors together fo sure!! Plus I love Life! We are having game night this weekend and I so need to pick that up! Thank you for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday, we hope to see you again next week!
  16. Wow, these look amazing! Definitely pinning for later.
  17. I'm on a diet right now and this is killing me. I want to eat every single bit! Will definitely have to make this someday.
  18. Oh MY Goodness! I want to come play Life at your house. Those look so yummy! I am pinning these and putting the ingredients on my shopping list right now.
  19. I don't think I have words! These look so amazing right now - Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Mollie
  20. These look absolutely amazing. I just so happen to be a peanut butter lover! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!
  21. Would this work ok with natural creamy pb?
  22. Carrie says
    Do you keep the brownie bars refrigerated or is it just for the initial hardening?

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