Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies – Homemade brownies topped with a creamy peanut butter mixture, chocolate chips and chopped miniature peanut butter cups.

This recipe was originally shared on Rebecca’s blog.

Peanut Butter Brownies

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate. I’m sure someone out there doesn’t, but like I said, I haven’t met them.


Peanut butter and chocolate are meant to be enjoyed together, and throw in a brownie and you’ve got a match made in heaven!!

I used a large circle shape cookie cutter to cut these peanut butter brownies. You can cut them into squares straight from the pan, if you prefer. Or, grab a heart shaped cookie cutter if you’re making these for your sweetheart!


There are several steps involved with this particular recipe…consider yourself warned. 😉

Peanut Butter Brownies


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla divided
  • 3 eggs divided
  • 1 14- oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips divided
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • Cut in half miniature peanut butter cups around 18


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder,
  • baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl combine sugar, melted butter and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Add two of the eggs on at a time, beating well with a spoon or spatula, just until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, and stir until combined.
  • Spread the batter in the pan and bake for 20 minutes.

While the brownies are baking

  • lightly beat the remaining egg.
  • Stir in the sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla. mix well.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Spread mixture over the hot brownie layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, longer.
  • Cool completely in pan.
  • In a microwave safe bowl combine the whipping cream and the ½ cup chocolate chips.
  • Microwave for 20 seconds, and then stir. Continue this until the mixture is smooth.
  • Drizzle over brownies.
  • Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups.
  • Let stand until chocolate drizzle is set.
  • Use a cookie cutter or a knife to cut.

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