Saturday, September 8, 2012

Recipe Swap: Buckeye Brownies

When it comes to brownies, I love the corner.  Yeah, the middle pieces are softer, but I like the crisp edges that comes with the corner pieces.

For this week's recipe swap theme of desserts, I was given Buckeye Brownies from Kickin it in the Kitch.

When I made the batter, I was VERY concerned; it was way thicker than brownie batters to which I am accustomed and I thought I must have missed an egg or something.  In reality, they were perfect!  Thick and rich and decadent, and I loved the soft layer made of condensed milk and peanut butter.  These were a big hit with me and my boys, and they'll be going in lunchboxes this week.

I considered doubling the recipe and making it in two pans so as to not have leftover condensed milk, which I might do next time, but this time I made the recipe as written and saved the milk in a jar in the fridge.

Thank you to Sarah for hosting another great swap and Stef for sharing a great recipe.  Apologies to both of you for the lateness of my post!

What about you; which part of the brownie pan is your favorite?

Buckeye Brownies
Source: Adapted from Cookies and Cups via Kickin it in the Kitch

For the brownie portion (original recipe here)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1 1/8 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/8 cups Dutch-process cocoa (regular cocoa is fine too)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts

1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup peanut butter


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8x8 baking pan.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine.

3. Crack 2 eggs into a large bowl, then beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla until smooth. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until smooth.

4. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Mix in the chopped peanuts.

5. Pour half of the brownie mixture into the pan.

6. Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. Spread over the brownie mixture in the pan.

7. Drop the remaining brownie mixture over the top of the peanut butter mixture and press down gently.

8. Bake for 30-35 minutes.


Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles said...

Mmm the flavors of buckeyes in a brownie form? Sold. Thanks for sharing and glad to be part of the swap with you :).

Stef said...

I'm so glad you liked them!!

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