Monday, January 21, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting

Romeo & Juliet.

Salt & Pepper.

Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy.

Spaghetti & Meatballs.

Some things are just meant to go together. Like Chocolate & Peanut Butter.

Can I get a witness?

And what better way to celebrate this celebrity food pairing than to make Peanut Butter Cup Brownies!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies  (Print recipe)
makes 16 brownies

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa

2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/8 tsp. salt

8 or more Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray an 8x8 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt butter (I melt mine in the microwave) & stir in cocoa. Set aside.

In medium bowl beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar, flour, chocolate chips, & salt. Don't stir yet. Pour cocoa mixture over top & stir all together. 

Scrape half of the brownie batter into the pan. Top with the peanut butter cups.

Then top the peanut butter cups with the rest of the brownie batter.

Bake for 30 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cup icing sugar (also known as confectioner's sugar)
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. milk

Cream the butter & peanut butter together. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the icing sugar, cocoa, salt & milk. If it's still too thick, add more milk 1 Tbsp. at a time until it is a nice smooth, spreadable consistency. 

Frost the brownies. 

Wouldn't these make a great Valentine's treat? 

Nothing says "I love you" like some yummy chocolate treats. :)

If you love peanut butter & chocolate you may also want to check out some more yummy recipes:

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  1. Yum! That looks so delicious!

  2. These look amazing! My husband would go crazy for these. Saw this post from the Trick or Treat Link Party!

  3. These look insanely YUMMY!!! Pinning immediately! ;) Thanks for the delicious recipe!!

  4. These look so good!! Nothing is better then peanut butter & chocolate :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  5. Oh my goodness!! We are the biggest peanut butter and chocolate fans that ever lived! These brownies look amazing! -The Six Sisters

  6. Wow! These sound amazing! Definitely pinning for future cooking! They sound sooo good!

  7. Yummo! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to making things. Visiting from Six Sisters' Stuff. If you like to scrapbook, would love for you to take a look at my blog.

  8. These look delicious and sound tasty. I am bookmarking it to make them soon!
    I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites.


  9. These look too fantastic!

  10. Holy cow those look so good! Pinning them now. Thanks for the recipe :)

    If you don't mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)


  12. Icing Sugar is the term used in Britain for Powdered Sugar which is the same as Confectioners Sugar.

  13. It's also called powdered sugar or confectioners sugar. All grocery stores should sell it :)

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  16. I cannot wait to make these - they look SO good. Stopping by from the Iron Chef Mom challenge. Pinned to share.

  17. just made these. the batter was very thick and hard to spread. next time I will add a small amount of milk. otherwise they were so rich and delicious. definitely need milk to go along with these.

  18. I made this for the 2nd time last night, for our dept. brownie bake-off. How can I NOT win?? This is the best brownie recipe EVER. My daughter made the frosting for me, and ohhhhh, I could eat just the frosting!! THE BEST! A friend of a friend made this, and I was lucky enough to get a bite, so I begged for the recipe and now it's one of my favorites. Thank you so much!!

  19. I made this recipe as a desert for a co-worker's birthday. It was a huge hit and it was very easy to make. Love it!!


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