Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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I am a HUGE chocolate lover and I absolutely LOVE a wonderful, dense, fudgy, thick brownie! There is NOTHING more disappointing than a dried out cake brownie…I mean, what’s the point?

Well today, I am sharing my recipe for the most amazing fudgy brownies you will ever eat!

Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2  1/4 cups of sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1  1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1  1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Fudge Layer:

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bag of Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 2 cups of peanut butter chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray pan spray on a 9X13 pan OR line your pan with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat melt butter completely, add in sugar and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes (stirring constantly) do not let sugar mixture boil.
  4. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer; beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder and vanilla.  Mix until well combined.
  5. Stir in flour and 1 cup of chocolate chips (optional) until well combined.
  6. Spread into well greased pan and spread evenly. Batter will be very thick and sticky. Bake for 25 minutes (do not over bake) in a 9X13 pan.
  7. Add 1 cup of the peanut butter chips to the top of the warm brownies
  8. Let cool completely

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Directions for Fudge:

  1. Melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk on med-low heat in a pot or double boiler; stirring constantly
  2. After mixture is melted; remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp vanilla
  3. Spread evenly over cooled brownies
  4. Chop up mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and lightly press pieces into fudge layer and add additional peanut butter chips on top.
  5. Let cool completely and cut into bars.
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Melt chocolate chips and condensed milk together

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Spread fudge layer over cooled brownies

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Add chopped mini peanut butter cups
and remaining peanut butter chips on top
of the fudge layer

AND BEHOLD…THE MOST AMAZING BROWNIES YOU WILL EVER MAKE!

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Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownies!

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AMAZING!
FUDGY PEANUT BUTTER CUP BROWNIES!

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