These Peanut Butter Cup Brownies are packed with milk chocolate peanut butter cups mixed in our rich and chewy homemade brownie mix. (You can use a box of brownie mix to make it even easier!)
Keyword: brownies, Peanut Butter
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
½cupsalted buttermelted and cooled
1 ½cupsgranulated sugar
½cupunsweetened cocoa powder
24full-size chocolate peanut butter cups
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a 9x13 inch rectangular baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat together melted butter and sugar with a hand mixer or standing mixer.
Add vanilla extract and eggs, adding one egg at a time and beating well between each addition.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and add to the butter/sugar mixture.
Beat until fully combined.
Spread half of the batter across the bottom of the prepared baking pan. The batter will be thick in texture and will need to be spread carefully to cover the entire pan.
Nestle chocolate peanut butter cups into the brownie batter, forming neat rows.
Spread remaining batter over the peanut butter cups and smooth evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes. Batter should be set in the middle and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out with few moist crumbs.
Remove from oven and allow brownies to cool completely in the pan.
Brownies will lift easily from the pan by lifting on the edges of the parchment paper lining. Cut into pieces and serve!
These brownies are packed with chocolate peanut butter cups. You can use fewer peanut butter cups and spread them further out if you wish.Brownies should keep in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.