Buckeye Brownies

By ohioeggs  

December 29, 2015

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Score a touchdown at the dessert table with Buckeye Brownies from Ohio food blogger In Katrina’s Kitchen.



For the Brownies

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 cup white granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 eggs

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Peanut Butter Filling

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

For the Ganache Topping

1 cup milk chocolate chips

4 Tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8x8 inch baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked)

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and add the butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix to combine. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add flour and mix until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for bake 45-60 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack.

While the brownies are cooling, make the peanut butter filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread in an even layer over the cooled brownies. The filling is a thick consistency. You may find it most helpful to use your hands to spread the filling evenly.

Make the ganache topping. Melt together chocolate chips and butter over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Pour the ganache over the brownies and spread evenly. Let set before cutting and serving.

*If using a 9x13 pan adjust baking time to 25-30 minutes (brownies will not be as thick).

Katrina is the author, photographer and recipe writer behind the dessert blog In Katrina's Kitchen - "where dessert is always served first." You can expect to find sweet treats alongside delicious desserts wholesome enough to enjoy every day. Outside the kitchen Katrina enjoys sipping iced coffee, curling up with a good book and being a wife and mom in a house full of boys who like to eat.
Katrina Bahl

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