Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies...So Good!

     I've been asked to post my Peanut Butter Cup Brownie recipe and I decided not to wait until Friday to do so. This is one of my most requested recipes, it is always a success. I assure you, you can't go wrong with this one.

There is obviously a little chocolate in these brownies!

     Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square baking pan with foil, letting the ends extend over two sides (see above). Coat the foil with nonstick spray.

1 stick butter
5 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use chunky)
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup all purpose flour
about 15-20 small Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (cut in half)

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 T. butter
1 1/2 tsp. corn syrup

small Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (cut in half)
3/4 cup M & M's (I use the seasonal ones for whatever season it is)

Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave stirring often. Do this in about 15 second intervals until the chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Add sugar, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla; stir with a whisk until blended. Add flour; stir until smooth. Spread half the batter in the pan (right into the foil). Sprinkle the 15-20 peanut butter cups cut in half over the batter and cover with remaining batter. Bake 25 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out with moist crumbs. Do not overbake! Cool in pan on a wire rack. When cool, make the glaze. Melt chips and butter in the microwave. Stir in corn syrup until blended. Cool just until it is no longer hot but is still spreadable. Spread over cooled brownies and top with remaining peanut butter cup halves and M & M's. Refrigerate 15 minutes until Glaze sets. To serve-lift foil by ends onto a cutting board. Cut into 36 squares. I keep these refrigerated until a little while before serving. They are best served at room temperature. Enjoy!

Melted Chocolate, peanut butter and sugar...mmm!

The first half of the batter in the pan, top with
peanut butter cups...then remaining batter.

The finished brownies before they are cut.

I will be linking this to Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday


La said...

Holy Cow! That sounds delicious and rich. Thanks for the recipe! La

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh my, I just gained ten pounds reading the recipe. That is a truck load of chocolate!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Kim said the same thing I was going to say. :-D
Oh my - They sound so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Linda said...

Oh my...yummy! perfect for this month!!

Pondside said...

There's a time for everything and I'm sure we've all hit that wall that can only be surmounted by a truck load of chocolate. I'll be saving this for just one of those times.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness my friend...this is beyond amazing...wow! A true sugar high!

Hugs...stay cozy!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, this is my kind of brownie -- if you are going to splurge, you might as well do it in a big chocately way --- Yum! Joni

bj said...

OMGosh, Sue girl...this sounds plumb SINFUL !!
I can not WAIT to try this out on my family. They are going to swoon and fall over. It sounds wonderful and I'll be sure to have an extra gallon of icy cold milk to serve with it.
OMGosh...I wish I had the ingredients right now...I'd just go in that red kitchen and make us a batch.
Thanks for the recipe...:))

gemini said...

First visit here and am loving your entry...uhhhmmmm...am feeling the hunger pangs already..yummmmmmyyyyy!

Sue said...

Sue- Sugar and chocolate overload- my kind of treat!! Sounds all world!

BrightenedBoy said...

Oh, my gosh, stop. I always say I'm going to make your stuff and then never do, but this winter I'm going to have to have a marathon and include these brownies.

Monica H said...

I'll take a piece with a glass of...chocolate milk! ha!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Peanut butter cups... one of God's best gifts! I'll be making this recipe this weekend.
YUMMY! ANd what a great giveaway!
I'm not a huge dessert eater, but I could eat the whole pan of these!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Holy smokers they look so good!!

Unknown said...

YUM YUM! I love when chocolate treats incorporate candies and peanut butter cups are among my favorites. I've also been planning to make my own peanut butter cups one of these days! Thanks for sharing this post!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh... death by chocolate! What a way to go! Thanks for posting this!

~Really Rainey~

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I have a husband and daughter who adore peanut butter cups. They'll love these brownies. Thanks for the inspiration.


Angie said...

Oh my gosh, those sound amazing! I will definitely be trying that this recipe soon.