I made something that my kids are BEGGING me to make again and the yummy goodness isn’t even gone, yet!
Is this what being a super mom feels like? I’ve never had this happen before, so, you know… I’m new to this type of feeling of awesomeness.
These little yummies are called Buckeye Bars. Now, for those of you who have never lived in Ohio, let me school you on the name buckeye.
….Um… I THINK it’s a tree that drops these nuts that are completely inedible, and these pointless nuts look like a buck’s eye.
WOW! See what living in Ohio can open you up to? Incredible amounts of information!
But for those of you who would really appreciate the facts of a buckeye, I looked it up for you: A Buckeye is a North American tree or shrub related to the horse chestnut.
And for those of you who want to REALLY push up your nerd glasses (which my dad is totally doing right now, *hi dad!*), here is more info on the buckeye tree and nut.
Enough with the botany! (Which, incidentally I failed in college… I know this shocks you.) On to the Lazy Mom Recipe!
- 1 19.5-ounce package of brownie mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9×13 pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan so you can pull out the bars easily later. Then lightly grease foil.
- In a large mixing bowl combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil. (Note: You are NOT making the brownie mix according to it’s package directions!) Combine well. Then stir in peanuts.
- Spoon about half to 3/4 of the brownie mixture into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
- In a medium bowl mix together condensed milk and peanut butter until smooth. Spoon over brownie mixture in pan, spreading evenly.
- Using your hands, flatten small spoonfuls of the remaining brownie mixture with your fingers and place on top of the condensed milk mixture in pan. You won’t fully cover the top, but will make a marble like covering.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is set and the edges are golden brown.
- Cool in pan on a wire rack. Once cool, use the foil to lift the bars to a cutting board and cut into bars.
- Makes 32 bars about roughly 2in x 1in.
I hope you’ll make these little yummy treats! And if you do, think of lil’ ol’ Texan me semi-vibrantly living in a state with inedible nuts that look like an animal’s eye. Mkay?
The Lazy Mom
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens® “Very Merry Cookies” book.