Chocolate and Peanut Butter lovers rejoice! If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you are going to go crazy for these Gourmet Peanut Butter Cup Brownies! Made with my favorite homemade fudgy brownie recipe, these are stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and topped with a chocolate and peanut butter peanut butter drizzle and a sweet miniature peanut butter cup. There’s a reason that the majority of people rank Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as their favorite candy, and these brownies take that combination to the next level!
Although the base of this recipe is really simple, these easily pass as the best “bakery bought” gourmet brownies. They are super rich, fudgy, and just a little bit chewy. They’re also packed with peanut butter cups, drizzled with a silky Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle, and topped with sweet little peanut butter cups – the brownie of your dreams!
WHAT ARE THE SECRETS TO MAKING THE BEST BROWNIES?
WHAT IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE TO USE IN BROWNIES?
For gourmet brownies, only the best ingredients will give you the texture, richness and depth of flavor we all crave. Trust me on this! For a rich and robust chocolate flavor, I recommend using only high-quality chocolate. Since there are only a few ingredients, each one really shines through!
WHAT IS THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER TO USE FOR BAKING?
FOR THE BEST BROWNIES, USE THE BEST INGREDIENTS:
For gourmet brownies, in addition to using premium chocolate and cocoa, only the best ingredients will give you the texture, richness and depth of flavor we all crave. Make sure to use fresh ingredients for the best results! I’ve made so many cakes, cookies and brownies through the years, and these are my recommendations:
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BROWNIES:
6 large eggs (room temperature)
3 sticks (12 ounces) unsalted butter
4-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips)
1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups (300g) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups (180g) King Arthur All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 bag (12 oz.) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (miniature)
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
¼ cup Skippy Peanut Butter (creamy)
12-24 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (regular or miniature)
HOW I MAKE THESE:
Originally posted June 2014; revised and reposted March 2022.
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