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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These Reese’s topped Fluffernutter Rice Krispie treats are a delicious solution to your cravings too!

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More delicious Peanut Butter and Chocolate Recipes from Blogs….

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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!

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 6, 2013

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