Peanut Butter Brownies

Posted by Mandy on April 4th, 2011. Filed under: Cookies & Bars, Desserts, Kids Can Help.

Yum, Yum, Yum!

When I say that I have a ridiculous amount of cookbooks, I truly believe that even that comment is an understatement. I just love them, what can I say? I read them cover to cover just like other people read biographies or romance novels. Almost every single night I end my night lying in bed with a cookbook reading recipes. I am not really sure where my love of cookbooks came from, but I just can’t help it. I love them! They are literally overflowing…I have them in my closet, attic, garage, car, and around the entire top of my kitchen cabinets (in the space between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling).

You’d think that with all of these recipes in my possession I’d have seen every recipe know to man, but thank goodness that’s not the case. There are always new recipes to be found! I sometimes mark recipes that I’d like to try, or just try to remember them most of the time. Then again there are recipes like this one. One that as soon as I read it, I absolutely have to make it. Like literally if I don’t make it I feel like I’m going to self-destruct! It’s no surprise, given the recipes featured here on my blog, that I love the peanut butter/chocolate combination. Peanut butter and chocolate cooked together is probably the greatest love affair of all time, in my opinion. So when I saw this recipe I got the urge to immediately get into the kitchen and fire up my oven. Boy am I glad that I did because these little bar cookies are everything that I was hoping for and more! Now I’ll shut up and get to the recipe, because I’m sure after reading all that I’ve written today you’ll think I’m an insane head case that needs some serious work done to overcome her obsession with cooking, chocolate, and peanut butter. :)

These bars render me completely and utterly unable to resist their chewy, chocolately, peanut buttery goodness!

Peanut Butter Brownies

1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

36 mini peanut butter cups

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom of a 9×13″ 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 imediately press remaining peanut butter cups into the top of the brownies in even rows. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

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1 Response to Peanut Butter Brownies

  1. Avril

    Oh. My. GOODNESS. YUM!!!!!!!! I have been eyeing those adorable little mini Reeses PB Cups… may have just pushed me in the right direction for an excuse to go out and buy them! 😉 These brownies look out of this world D’LISH!

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