Double Layered Brownies with one layer is baked into the brownie and the other is the peanut butter and chocolate chip topping.
Who doesn’t love a good brownie, the rich and fudgy chocolate is amazing but what makes these brownies stand out from the crowd is the peanut butter cup addition, and no you aren’t melting them or chopping them into little pieces to add, you are actually placing a whole butter cup side down into a partially baked brownie, it then goes back into the oven and it melts into the brownie.
They can be stored in refrigerator and served cold or at room temperature. Either way I don’t think they will last long.
Double Layered Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
1 packaged brownie mix (or your favorite brownie recipe)
Ingredients called for on the brownie mix
12 Reese’s peanut butter cups
2 and 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 and 1/2 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil, separated
Line a 9 x 13 pan with tin foil or parchment paper and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare the brownies according to package directions. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 16-17 minutes and then remove.
Press the unwrapped peanut butter cups evenly into the brownies.
Return the brownies to the oven and bake for another 5-6 minutes or until a fork when inserted into the brownies comes out clean.
Remove and allow to cool.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of shortening or coconut oil. Microwave in bursts of 30 seconds stirring in between the bursts until the chocolate is completely melted.
Smooth the chocolate over the brownies evenly.
In another small microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and remaining 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening. Microwave for 30 seconds.
Remove and stir in the vanilla.
Pour in long stripes over the chocolate. Using a butter knife marble the top by running the knife horizontally from left to right just through the top chocolate and peanut butter layers.
Allow to completely harden before enjoying the bars.