This Treat Comes Straight From Ohio’s Grandmas…

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Ever wonder what secret recipes your grandma might be hiding in her worn-out, dog-eared cookbook? Today, we’re dusting off one such culinary treasure, a treat handed down through generations of Ohio grandmas. We’re talking about a dessert so delicious, so comfortingly familiar, it will leave you yearning for just one more slice. 🍰😋

The treat that has won the hearts of Ohioans is none other than the scrumptious Buckeye Brownies. These brownies are rich, gooey, and studded with peanut butter buckeyes. They’re guaranteed to transport you right back to your grandma’s cozy kitchen with every bite.

The secret lies in the Buckeyes

What makes this brownie special, you ask? The Buckeyes! These delightful orbs of creamy peanut butter coated in smooth chocolate elevate the humble brownie to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s like a two-in-one dessert that brings together the best of both worlds, all in a single, indulgent bite.😄

Bake It ’til You Make It

While the brownies bake to perfection, take the time to hand-roll your Buckeyes. This is a fun step where you can get your kids involved. Plus, the imperfectly round, homemade look is part of what makes these treats so endearing.

Pro-tip: Be patient with your Buckeyes. The key to their delectable texture lies in freezing them before coating them in chocolate. This ensures a firm, melt-in-your-mouth center with every bite.👌

So without further ado, let’s dive into the recipe that’s captured the hearts of countless Reader Faves. Get your aprons ready, preheat your oven, and let the nostalgia of Ohio’s grandmas guide you to brownie bliss.

Buckeye Brownies

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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A rich, gooey brownie studded with homemade Buckeyes that will transport you straight to Ohio.


  • 1 box brownie mix

  • 2 cups peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Prepare and bake brownies according to package instructions. Let cool.
  • While brownies are cooling, mix together peanut butter, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Roll into small balls (your Buckeyes) and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments until smooth.
  • Dip frozen peanut butter balls into melted chocolate and place on the cooled brownies.
  • Allow the chocolate to set before serving.


  • The Buckeyes can be made in advance and frozen.
  • If you prefer a less sweet dessert, reduce the amount of powdered sugar in the Buckeyes.
  • Keep the brownies in a cool place to prevent the chocolate from melting.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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