Peanut Butter Brownies

I apologize for what I’m about to do to all you skinny girls on diets. Your thighs and hips and butt and waist will never be the same. It’s my fault. I’m a naughty girl. I can’t hide this recipe from you though. It’s just too good to keep to myself.

Besides, if I have to gain 500lbs eating these Peanut Butter Brownies, so do you. It’s the law. My law. And, okay, so I don’t have the authority to make laws, but I’m pretty bossy, so you should just listen to me and make these brownies.

I, for one, had never seen peanut butter brownies before I came across this recipe. Sure, there are tons of recipes with peanut butter cups or peanut butter added to regular brownies, but these guys are made from a peanut butter base. And, yes, there are a few peanut butter cups thrown in for good measure.Β  We wouldn’t want to eat responsibly or anything, would we?

I should mention that the batter for this is very thick. Don’t be scared. It won’t hurt you. I promise.

And, because chopping up peanut butter cups and putting them in the batter just isn’t enough, the next step is removing the brownies from the oven and squishing more peanut butter cups all over the top. Just do it. Don’t question me. Mama knows best.

That’s my son up there. You see that deep, soulful gaze of his? Wondering what he’s thinking so intently about? It’s these brownies. I’m sure of it.

Peanut Butter Brownies
Recipe from bettycrocker.com

  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 36 mini peanut butter cups (Reese’s are the best!)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 9×13 inch baking dish.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Cut 12 peanut butter cups into quarters and gently stir into brownie batter along with the chocolate chips. Spread into baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tester comes out fairly clean.

Remove from oven and immediately press remaining peanut butter cups into the top of the brownies in even rows. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.