September 30, 2015

How about some Buckeye Brownies?

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I've decided that the combination of peanut butter and chocolate
is one of my very favorites. A match made in Heaven!
So, I have a recipe to share with you - Buckeye Brownies.
Who doesn't love brownies? Peanut butter really kicks them up a notch!


You may know that "buckeyes" are a yummy confection
featuring a creamy peanut butter center dipped in chocolate,... 

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...so named because they resemble the nuts of the Ohio Buckeye tree,
which, by the way, are similar to chestnuts but are not edible.

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Of course this brings to mind the Ohio State University Buckeyes...

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...and their mascot Brutus.

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While I was in Ohio visiting my wonderful Ohio family 
which consists of OSU students, alumni and fans,
I decided, hey, when in Rome, bake Buckeye Brownies!

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Buckeye Brownies

brownie layer~
one boxed brownie mix

peanut butter layer~
3/4 C melted butter
1 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
3 C powdered sugar

chocolate ganache layer~
1 10 oz. package dark chocolate chips
6 T heavy cream

Bake brownies according to directions.
Be sure to use a 9 x 13 pan, sprayed with cooking spray.

While they're in the oven, use a mixer to combine all the ingredients for the peanut butter layer. 
When the brownies are done, gently drop the filling onto the warm brownies. 
Use your fingers -really the best tool for this!- to spread it over the entire surface.

Combine chips and cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute.
Stir until smooth. Spread evenly on top of peanut butter layer.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Best to cut them while cold.
(Use a sharp knife dipped into hot water to make clean cuts.)



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I think Aunt Lu really scored some "brownie points!"


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With thanks to shugarysweets.com.

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