Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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By Meredith Sayre
from Burlington, KY

I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together! There is just nothing else quite like it! When I saw this recipe I knew I HAD to try it!! I made a triple batch for a party and everyone thought they were FABULOUS!!! This is at the top of my favorite "desserts to share" list!!

serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 3/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c
    milk chocolate chips (for topping)
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (for topping)
  • 3/4 c
    peanut butter, creamy
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease 12 standard muffin cups. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a microwave safe bowl, combine sugar, butter and water. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted.
  • 3
    Stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda; stir until blended. Allow to cool to room temperature (won't take long. You don't want the next chips to melt).
  • 4
    Stir in 1/2 cup each of the milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  • 5
    Bake for 14 - 15 minutes or until tops are set but a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out still slightly wet. Place pan on cooling rack. The centers will fall upon cooling.
  • 6
    Place peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for about 45 seconds. Spoon 1 Tablespoon into the center of each brownie. Use all the peanut butter.
  • 7
    Top each brownie with 2 or 3 of each milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cool completely. Remove from pan.
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