I had some miniature peanut butter cups on hand and found a great recipe to use them in! These Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies were recommended to me by a friend and I’m so glad I tried them out! They are really yummy—an irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate. This is a Betty Crocker® recipe (I just changed it very slightly) and in addition to peanut butter cups, there’s also milk chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter mixed in the batter…a peanut-butter-and-chocolate-lover’s dream! So say hello to these Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies…and you may never want to say goodbye! 🙂 (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!) 😀
Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies
CHOCOLATE-STUFFED PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES by NancyC, adapted from Betty Crocker.com
Makes a 9×13″ pan (24 brownies)
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
36 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped (you’ll need to buy a 15.6-oz. bag to have enough)
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (you could also use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips; or if you want your brownies super-peanut-buttery, use peanut butter chips…OR 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter chips!)
Preheat oven to 350˚F (if using a dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325˚F). Grease bottom and sides of a 13×9-inch pan.
In large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut 12 of the peanut butter cups into fourths (about 3/4 cup full). Stir cut-up peanut butter cups and chocolate chips into batter. Spread in pan.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately press remaining 24 candies in brownies in 4 even rows of 6 candies each. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Cut brownies into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
It’s unlikely you’ll have any of these yummy brownies left over, but if you happen to have extra, you can wrap them tightly and freeze them for up to 6 months!
Are you a chocolate and peanut butter fan? What’s your favorite dessert using these two ingredients?
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