Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Stack of Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
These peanut butter cup brownies are a wonderful combination of chocolate and peanut butter, and they’re fun because no one can tell that there’s a peanut butter cup inside until they bite into it.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe
From the outside, it looks like your average, mild-mannered brownie, but when you sink your teeth into it, you’ll realize that you’ve struck GOLD!
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Pure peanut butter cup brownie GOLD!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe
Line bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan with parchment, and spray sides with non-stick spray. Then preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
butter and melted butter
Melt 1 ¼ cups butter in microwave, and allow to cool for a few minutes.
cocoa powder and sugar
In medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 cups granulated sugar, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
eggs and vanilla
In small mixing bowl, whisk 4 eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract until frothy.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies dough
Whisk melted butter into cocoa/sugar, and then …
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies batter
. . . whisk in egg mixture.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies dough
Fold in 1 cup flour, and mix just until completely incorporated.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies batter
Spread ¾ of batter in bottom of prepared pan, and . . .
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
. . . arrange 15 peanut butter cups evenly in batter.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies in 13 x 9 inch pan
Top peanut butter cups with remaining batter, and smooth to completely cover.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, and then . . .
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
. . . cool completely.
Sliced Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Cut them into 15 squares so that there is a peanut butter cup in the center of each brownie.
serving Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
When they’re served, no one will be able to see the delicious surprise nestled inside.
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
EUREKA! There’s gold in them thare brownies!
Bite of Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Enjoy surprising the peanut butter lovers in your life! ~ OR ~ Enjoy them, yourself!

Free Printable Recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Browines

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • cups butter melted
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 15 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  • Line bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan with parchment, and spray sides with non-stick spray. Then preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in microwave, and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • In small mixing bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla until frothy.
  • In medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk in melted butter, and then whisk in egg mixture. Fold flour in, and mix just until completely incorporated.
  • Spread ¾ of batter in bottom of prepared pan, and arrange peanut butter cups evenly in batter. Top peanut butter cups with remaining batter, and smooth to completely cover.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely, and cut into 15 squares so that one peanut butter cup is in the center of each brownie. Enjoy!