Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Halloween may be over, the costumes may no longer be needed, and the spooky decorations may need to come down, but there is still candy to eat! Ever wonder what to do with all of your leftover candy, mainly those peanut butter cups? Let’s add them to brownies for a rich, fudgy treat!

These Peanut Butter Cup Brownies are rich and fudgy. Each square has a mini peanut butter cup in its center so that every bite includes a bite of extra chocolate and peanut butter. It’s so hard to only eat one!

I love how easy these brownies are to make and how quickly they come together. You’ll start off by coating an 8 or 9 inch square pan with baking spray and lining it with parchment paper.

Heat the butter and chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring it until it melts. Carefully pour it into a stand mixer and add in the sugar, mixing it on medium speed until it is well blended.

Add in the eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly add in this flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix on low just until combined.

Carefully pour the batter into the pan and smooth it out until it is even. Gently press mini peanut butter cups into the batter in four rows of four so that they are evenly spaced out. You should have sixteen mini peanut butter cups total.

Bake brownies for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of it comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes on a cooling rack before gently running a knife around the edges of the pan and lifting the brownies out with the parchment paper.

Carefully cut the brownies into four rows one way, followed by four rows the other way to make 16 squares. Do your best to keep the mini peanut butter cup in the center of each square.

Now take a bite and enjoy that chocolate peanut buttery goodness!

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Halloween may be over, the costumes may no longer be needed, and the spooky decorations may need to come down, but there is still candy to eat! Ever wonder what to do with all of your leftover candy, mainly those peanut butter cups? Let’s add them to brownies for a rich, fudgy treat!

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

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  • 5 tbsp (2.5 oz) unsalted butter
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 16 mini peanut butter cups

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Line an 8 or 9 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  3. Heat butter and chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring it until it melts.
  4. Transfer chocolate mixture to a stand mixer, add sugar, and mix on medium until it is well blended.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  7. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix just until combined.
  8. Carefully pour the batter into the pan and smooth it out until it is even.
  9. Gently press mini peanut butter cups into the batter in four rows of four so that they are evenly spaced out. You should have sixteen mini peanut butter cups total.
  10. Bake brownies for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of it comes out clean.
  11. Cool for 30 minutes on a cooling rack before gently running a knife around the edges of the pan and lifting the brownies out with the parchment paper.
  12. Carefully cut the brownies into four rows one way, followed by four rows the other way to make 16 squares. Do your best to keep the mini peanut butter cup in the center of each square.
  13. Enjoy!

Keywords: peanut butter, peanut butter cup, brownies, chocolate