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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies are an easy dessert that’s perfect for when you need something warm, chocolatey and totally delicious!

Easy baked goods are kind of our jam around here! If you’re looking for something simple that also tastes amazing, be sure to try our Cake Mix Cookies, Homemade Funnel Cake, and our Blackberry Crumble Bars.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

It’s time to give your brownies an upgrade!

When I was nine months pregnant with my 3rd son I was looking for the most indulgent dessert I could find for one last hurrah. (If you are nine months pregnant you should be allowed to eat whatever you want, right?) Well these Peanut Butter Cup Brownies did not disappoint. W-O-W! If you are a chocolate/peanut butter purest like me you will love these! Brownies, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips come together to make the perfect decadent dessert!

Here is the simple recipe –

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Peanut butter cup brownies are an easy dessert that's perfect for when you need something warm, chocolatey and totally delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked goods, brownies, chocolate, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 525 kcal


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, butter, and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted.
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted.
  4. Stir in egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Add flour and baking soda, stirring until blended. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. Stir 1/2 cup each peanut butter chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet. Place pan on wire rack. Centers of brownies will fall upon cooling. If not, tap centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole.
  8. Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, then stir.
  9. While brownies are still hot, spoon about a tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.

Recipe Notes

You can make mini-muffin bites following the method above, just cook around 8 minutes or until center comes out clean with a toothpick.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 525
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hi, I’m Christy, The Girl Who Ate Everything. I love food that brings family and friends together in the kitchen. I can’t be left alone with a warm cinnamon roll or chocolate chip cookie.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in March 2010

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