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
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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! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brookies recipe, peanut butter cup brookies recipe
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Robyn Stone

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

Instructions

  • 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

  • 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

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt until well combined. Remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. 

Peanut Butter Cup Layer

  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.2mg