Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe – This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level! Layers of chocolate chip cookie, fudgy brownies, and peanut butter cups make a dessert that everyone loves!

Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe - This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level! Layers of chocolate chip cookie, fudgy brownies, and peanut butter cups make a dessert that everyone loves! // addapinch.com

If you need a decadent, delicious dessert that is sure to get rave reviews, then friends, you need this Peanut Butter Cup Brookies recipe! It comes together in a snap and makes a dessert that people always ask for the recipe so that they can make it, too!

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Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe

I love that these are made with our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, then topped with our favorite fudgy brownies recipe, and then, for the crowning touch for the peanut butter lovers, topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Every single bite has the trifecta of deliciousness!

Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe - This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level! Layers of chocolate chip cookie, fudgy brownies, and peanut butter cups make a dessert that everyone loves! // addapinch.com

I’ve sliced my brookies into 12 individual pieces in the photo and video, but that is a very generous, bakery-style serving. These are so rich and filling, you can actually cut this into 24 servings and still have a great sized serving for guests.

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Here’s my Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe. I hope you love them as much as we do!
Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe - This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level! Layers of chocolate chip cookie, fudgy brownies, and peanut butter cups make a dessert that everyone loves! // addapinch.com
Yield: 36 servings
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brookies recipe, peanut butter cup brookies recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe

Total Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe - This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level! Layers of chocolate chip cookie, fudgy brownies, and peanut butter cups make a dessert that everyone loves! 

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Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Fudge Brownie Layer

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Peanut Butter Cup Layer

  • 12 large peanut butter cups unwrapped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick baking spray, such as Baker's Joy. Set aside. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer

  1. Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until well-combined. Add flour, oats, salt, and baking soda to butter mixture. Mix well and then stir in chocolate chips. Spread into the prepared 9x13 baking dish. Set aside. 

Fudge Brownie Layer

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt until well combined. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir in both sugars and then the flour. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until just blended. Stir in vanilla and nuts, if using. Pour into the brownie batter over the chocolate chip cookie layer in the prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake for 25 minutes. 

Peanut Butter Cup Layer

  1. Add the unwrapped peanut butter cups to the top of the nearly fully baked brownie layer. Return to the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the the brownie portion of the brookies comes out with a few crumbs attached. 

  2. Allow the brookies to cool in the pan over a wire rack for about 15 minutes before slicing. Slice into 12 or 24 pieces for serving. 

Notes

You can also use 36 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. 

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

4 comments on “Peanut Butter Cup Brookies Recipe”

  1. Can’t wait to try these. However, the directions for brownie layer say to stir in cocoa powder, espresso powder, etc, etc. The ingredients does not list espresso powder. Was this a “typo” and if so how much espresso powder should be used? Thanks!

    Love your recipes!

  2. How much espresso powder do you use? I don’t see it in the recipe.

    • Hi Cheri,
      Thanks so much for catching that it wasn’t listed in the recipe – I have corrected it. You will use 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder. I hope you enjoy these – they are out of this world delicious! xo

  3. How do you “marry” the cookie dough to the fudge brownie mix without overbaking the cookie dough?

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