Who doesn't like peanut butter and chocolate mixed together in any recipe, cause its awesome. For those who don't know what a buckeye is it's a a small ball of peanut butter dipped in chocolate and they are a little bit heaven in every bite. Now the wifey saw this on someone's Facebook page and it called for a box of brownie mix, but we can't be havin that round here so I veganized it. Now I ain't no pro-baker but I can make some brownies, they are soooooo much better when you make them from scratch. Now most peanut butter on the store shelves are made with normal sugar which we know has been bleached with bone char so we buy Earth Balance, it is so good and it don't even leave any funky after-taste in you mouth like some of the other vegan brands do. Let me warn you now once you make this recipe you will want to eat the whole damn pan, but you have to limit yourself cause it will go fast.
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
a pinch of cinnamon (just a pinch)
1 cup of water
1 cup of oil (I used grape seed)
1 tbsp of vanilla extract (it seems like a lot but trust me)
Now this is real simple start by pre-heating your oven to 350 and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, I always do this first. Then mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl the pour the wet into the dry and mix well. Pour the brownie mixture into the pan and smooth. Bake for 20 to 25 mins DON'T over bake there ain't nothing worst than a dry brownie. Set aside to cool.
The Peanut Butter Layer
1 cup Earthbalance peanut butter
2 cups powder sugar
1/2 cup Earthbalance butter softened
1 tbsp coconut oil softened
mix all the ingredients till smooth set aside till the brownies are cool to the touch. Once the brownies are cool to the touch then gently spread the peanut butter mixture on top the brownies try to make a nice even layer. Set in the fridge while you make the chocolate layer.
Now the chocolate layer is the last thing you make after everything else. Now I used a double boiler method but you melt it in the nuker if you want.
The Chocolate Layer
6 tbsp Earthbalance butter
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Place both into a double boiler or (make your own like I did below) melt and stir till well combined. Pour over top the peanut butter layer spread out evenly then let cool at least 1 hour in the fridge then cut into squares and enjoy.