Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe

Combining chocolate and peanut butter is dessert nirvana. Rich cocoa, velvety peanut butter, and indulgent fudge make these Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies heavenly. 


– 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter – 2 cups granulated sugar – 4 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 cup all-purpose flour – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon baking powder – 1 cup creamy peanut butter – 1 cup semisweet chocolate chip – 1 cup peanut butter cups, chopped (plus extra for topping, if desired)

Step 1

Preheat and Prepare:- Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and reserve a 9x13-inch baking pan.

Step 2

Butter melts:- Heat butter in 30-second increments in a microwave-safe bowl until melted. Let it cool slightly.

Step 3

Mix Wet Ingredients:- Mix melted butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Beat each egg carefully after adding it. Mix in vanilla extract.

Step 4

Include Dry Ingredients:- Sift cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder into wet mixture. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture gently until incorporated. Do not overmix.

Step 5

Add Peanut Butter:- Soften peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Swirl softened peanut butter into brownie batter to marble it.

Step 6

Fold in Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Chips:- Stir semisweet chocolate chips and chopped peanut butter cups into the batter until evenly distributed.

Step 7

Bake:- Fill the baking pan with batter and distribute evenly. Extra chopped peanut butter cups can be sprinkled on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 25–30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs.

Step 8

Cool and Serve:- Slice the brownies into squares after they've cooled fully on a wire rack. Serve and enjoy the peanut buttery, fudgy bliss!

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