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Buster Bar Brownies Recipe

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You will love the flavor of this Buster Bar Brownies Recipe! If you’re a fan of chocolate-covered peanuts, this is about to be your newest delicious obsession. Since I’m a fan of sweets and treats, check out my Hundreds of Different Dessert Recipes to Make as well!

These are not only melt-in-your-mouth delicious brownies, but the added peanuts give them the perfect texture and crunch, too!

You know what a Buster Bar is, right? It’s that yummy dessert at Dairy Queen that has you eating chocolate-covered ice cream off a popsicle stick. It’s like a Dilly Bar, but better!

The top layer is chocolate, the next layer is something magical concoction of peanuts and caramel..and the middle is ice cream.

Once I had a bite, I knew that I had to try and recreate it in brownie form – and I think we nailed it!

Buster Bar Brownies Recipe

While there are a few steps to this brownie recipe, don’t worry. They’re all super easy! There’s something so satisfying about adding the layers and creating that chocolate brownie pan!

Since I’m always baking these for the family, I love asking them to come into the kitchen to help. The boys love eating them, so they’re always on board for helping to get them to make quicker!

The fun thing about making these buster bar brownies is that they can be eaten just like they are, or topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or somehow – even more chocolate!

What makes a Buster Bar dessert so delicious?

The Buster Bar is widely considered one of the most delicious desserts available. Its unique combination of creamy chocolate and crunchy peanuts provides a delightful contrast in texture that tantalizes taste buds. At the same time, its flavor delights with a richness that simply cannot be compared to other desserts.

This classic childhood treat has been widely enjoyed for generations and is favored by many adults, too due to its timeless appeal in both its look and style.

It also has the perfect sweetness to it, allowing it to be balanced, so just one bite is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.

The subtle yet pronounced flavor of the Buster Bar gives it an edge over other confectionery treats, making it an all-time favorite.

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is so much fun to do! I love writing out everything we’re going to have for the day and week and then not having to answer a zillion questions about what’s for dinner!

Meal planning literally saves my sanity!

Main Dish: Blue Cheese and Turkey Club Sandwich

Vegetable Side: Healthy Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Baked Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Green Mocktail Recipe

Best Brownie Recipes:

Once you make this Peanut and Chocolate Brownie Recipe, don’t stop with those baking cravings. There are so many brownie varieties to choose from!

I’ve included some of my favorite brownie dessert recipes below!

I love the flavor of this Red Velvet Iced Brownie Recipe. Seriously – the best!

Leave some room in your tummy for these Nut-Free Elvis Brownies Recipe!

Campfire Brownies are most certainly going to be a hit with the family!

Check out how cute this Brownie Reindeer recipe is!

There is a reason that these Cherry Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are a hit!

When it comes to amazing flavor, this Fudgy Andes Mint Brownies Recipe should always be on your radar.

Every time that I make a batch of this OREO Cheesecake Brownies Recipe, they’re gone before I even realize what happened.

What are the best brownie toppings?

Brownies are a chocolatey treat that can be enjoyed fresh out of the pan or taken up a notch with some tasty toppings.

The best brownie toppings depend on personal preference, but some popular choices include additional chocolate chips, marshmallows, chopped nuts, and caramel candies.

Adding sweet treats on top, such as candy-coated chocolates like M&Ms, gives the brownies a fun and colorful flair, while salty items like sprinkles of sea salt or small crumbles of bacon create an interesting flavor balance to contrast with the sweet base.

Those looking for something more natural can top their brownies with diced fruit like strawberries or raspberries, adding a healthy touch of extra sweetness and their cheery color.

Everyone can find something to liven up their brownies with all these options available!

What does everyone fight over the corner piece of a brownie?

Have you ever noticed how everyone seems to go crazy over the corner piece of a brownie? It may seem like a trivial issue, but there may be a scientific explanation behind this phenomenon.

The corner piece not only has a desirable crunchy texture, but it also has two exposed sides that are perfect for spreading toppings like frosting or whipped cream.

Furthermore, the corner piece is usually larger than the middle pieces, providing a more satisfying serving size. This combination of texture, exposure, and size may be why people are willing to fight over it.

So, next time you’re eyeing that corner piece, you now have a better understanding of why it’s so coveted.

How do I store leftover brownies?

Storing leftover brownies can be a tricky endeavor, but with a few simple tips, you can keep your sweet treats fresh for days to come.

First, make sure to store them in an airtight container, preferably one with a sealable lid, to prevent any moisture or air from getting in and making them stale.

Second, consider wrapping them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before putting them in the container for an extra layer of protection.

Finally, you can also freeze your leftover brownies if you don’t plan on eating them within a few days. Simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before placing them in the freezer.

When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and then bring them to room temperature before diving in.

With these easy storage methods, your leftover brownies will taste just as good as the day they were baked!

What makes brownies crumbly?

Brownies are a beloved dessert around the world, but their texture can vary greatly depending on the recipe used. One common texture that brownie-lovers can’t seem to resist is a crumbly consistency.

But what causes brownies to crumble? The answer lies in the ratio of ingredients.

Too much flour or not enough liquid can cause the brownies to become dry and crumbly.

Additionally, over-baking the brownies can lead to a crumbly texture as well. It’s important to follow the recipe closely and bake the brownies for the designated amount of time.

With the right technique and ingredients, you can achieve the perfect, crumbly brownie every time.

How do I know when brownies are done baking?

One of the biggest challenges when making brownies is determining when they are fully cooked.

A common technique is to insert a toothpick or a cake tester into the center of the brownies – if the toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are done. However, this may not always be accurate.

To truly know when your brownies are done, look for a slight crackle on the surface of the brownies and a toothpick that has a few moist crumbs sticking to it.

The edges should also be slightly pulled away from the sides of the pan.

It’s important not to over-bake your brownies, as this can result in a dry, crumbly texture.

So keep a close eye on your brownies and trust your instincts when they start to look and smell done. Happy baking!

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Buster Bar Brownies Recipe

Buster Bar Brownies Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Buster Bar Brownies Recipe is the perfect flavor for any time of the year. Add a topping - or enjoy them just like they are!


  • 2 sticks melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 beaen eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 11.75-ounce jar of warm hot fudge
  • 2 7.25 ounce bottles Magic Shell chocolate topping
  • 1 package vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add parchment paper to a 9X13-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the melted butter and sugar in a bowl until mixed well.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and eggs.
  4. Add the cocoa powder and flour, stirring slowly until combined.
  5. Fold in 1/2 cup of the peanuts and the chocolate chips.
  6. Once mixed well, pour the brownie batter into the baking dish. Put in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Once they're baked, take the brownies out of the oven and let them cool.
  8. Once the brownies are cooled, add a top layer of hot fudge. Add the remaining peanuts on top, and then coat the peanuts with the Magic Shell topping.
  9. Put the brownies in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. The chocolate topping should be hard.
  10. Cut into 12 pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream on top.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 42gProtein: 9g

    This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/27/2022

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