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Peanut Butter Brookies

A chocolate brownie layer topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese’s peanut butter cups! That’s how you make Peanut Butter Brookies!

Peanut Butter Brookies: brownie base topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese's, a perfect treat! #reeses #brownies

Brookies are one of my favorite desserts. It’s what I make when I can’t decide if I want brownies or cookies.

Normally I make brookies using chocolate chip cookie dough.

But today, I had this incredible craving for peanut butter and chocolate. Anyone else ever get this craving?

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The cure for this craving was to make an over the top dessert combining my favorite brownie recipe with my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. And throwing in some Reese’s PB cups, of course!

Peanut Butter Brookies: brownie base topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese's, a perfect treat! #reeses #brownies

The dark rich chocolate brownies on the bottom of the Brookies is the first step to creating this ultimate dessert. I love using this brownie base on it’s own or topped with butterscotch and KitKatsIt’s fudgy and rich and just perfect in every way a brownie should be!

I topped this brownie base with peanut butter cookie dough. Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies. On top of a brownie.

With Reese’s mini peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Brookies: brownie base topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese's, a perfect treat! #reeses #brownies

Must I repeat myself? These are amazing.

I refrigerated the cooked and cooled Brookies before cutting. It helps you get perfectly square cookie bars, with beautiful lines. And that’s important. Because a cold Peanut Butter Brookie tastes just as delicious as a room temperature one, you decide how you like to eat yours!!

Peanut Butter Brookies: brownie base topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese's, a perfect treat! #reeses #brownies

Just don’t forget to have a cup of milk nearby. It completes the meal.

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Yield: 24 bars

Peanut Butter Brookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

A chocolate brownie layer topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese's peanut butter cups! That's how you make Peanut Butter Brookies!

Ingredients

For the Brownie layer:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

For the Cookie layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter morsels
  • 8oz bag Reese's mini peanut butter cups

Instructions

  1. For the brownie layer, melt chocolate chips with butter for 1 1/2 minutes in microwave safe glass bowl. Stir until smooth. Add sugar, flour and eggs and combine completely.
  2. Pour into a 13x9 baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. For the cookie dough, beet crisco with butter. Beat in milk, vanilla, sugars, peanut butter and egg. Add flour salt and baking powder. Fold in peanut butter morsels and Reese's mini PB cups.
  4. Drop cookie dough onto brownie batter layer. Smooth evenly.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Refrigerate and cut into bars.

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A chocolate brownie layer topped with peanut butter cookie and Reese's peanut butter cups! That's how you make Peanut Butter Brookies!

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Posted on July 6, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. Made these this weekend. They were perfect in every way. We were a house divided… I liked them room temp but my husband like them cold. Either way, delicious!

  2. These are absolutely delicious. I have tried a brookie before and gave up because the brownie part was gooey and the cookie was dry. So I tried this recipe and baked it in my pampered chef stone ware 9X13 pan. It tasted good, but did not look like yours. The only changes I made to my recipe was to use all butter and no Crisco and a variety of chips instead of Reeses PB cups.  The brownie was slightly gooey, but the cookies was slightly overcooked especially on the edges. Do you think next time I should cook the brownie layer for about 5 min. then top it with the cookie layer? Would 350 degrees work? Should I use a glass pan instead?I really love brookies and would like to find a way to make it work so I’d appreciate suggestions. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

    1. I too have Pampered Chef stones, and find that bars like this need a longer baking time. The crisco DOES make a difference in the cookie base, so switching to all butter will make a slight difference in the browning part too.

  3. I baked these for a bake sale and they went over quite well. I agree that the bake time should be less than 35 min as mine were a tad crunchy on top…awesome recipe!

  4. Hi would love to make these, can you tell me what butter flavoured crisco is? I’m in Australia and haven’t seen this before. Thanks

  5. I made this recipe and it was wonderful! All of my co-workers loved them! Sinfully delish! I baked them for 35 minutes and the top got a little brown, but they still tasted great. I would just keep a closer eye on them and bake them for a shorter period of time.

  6. I thought you’d like to know that I found these on a facebook link that wasn’t yours. I went back to look for them, couldn’t find it, googled you and arrived here. They had tweaked the recipe, but were using your photo.
    I just pulled my batch out of the oven, and it smells awesome.

  7. Oh my goodness….anything with peanut butter and chocolate makes me drool! This looks amazing! I’m stopping by from Tatertots & Jello (#79 Budget Bathroom Makeover) Have a great weekend!

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