Peanut Butter Cup Brownies is an easy recipe for homemade brownies that combine a fudgy brownie with peanut butter cup candy topped with a decadent homemade peanut butter buttercream frosting!
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe
If you love brownies and you love peanut butter and you love chocolate peanut butter cup candy then hold on to your seat because these brownies are going to blow you away! Rich chocolate homemade brownies studded with chunks of peanut butter cup candy are baked to perfection and topped with a creamy peanut butter buttercream frosting.
But that’s not all! Top that homemade buttercream frosting with more chunks of peanut butter cup candy and then drizzle with hot fudge topping and peanut butter! Yes, please! I’m sitting down for this dessert! This homemade brownies recipe calls for a celebration!
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- peanut butter cups miniatures
- creamy peanut butter
- confectioners’ sugar
- hot fudge topping
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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies combine a fudgy homemade brownie with peanut butter cups and a decadent peanut butter buttercream frosting!
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-inch x 9-inch baking pan with foil leaving 2-inch overhang. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In bowl combine melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended.
Stir in flour, cocoa powder and salt until a batter forms. Cut 20 peanut butter cups into quarters and stir into batter.
Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs and edges of brownie pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Using foil overhang, lift brownie out of pan and cool on wire rack.
In bowl combine softened butter and 6 Tablespoons peanut butter until blended. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until a creamy frosting forms. Spread frosting over top of cooled brownie.
Cut remaining peanut butter cups into quarters and arrange over frosting. Drizzle with hot fudge topping and remaining 2 Tablespoons peanut butter.
Cut into 16 pieces.