Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
So there’s this commercial that’s on TV all the time now, where this girl is having a crazy allergic reaction because she ate a brownie that had peanut butter in it. Instead of like, taking the message that I was supposed to take from this commercial, which is probably like, make sure you pay attention to allergies or something… I just decided that I REALLY wanted chocolate peanut butter brownies. Clearly I only have food on the brain. Although due to the pretty little swirls all over these, I’m pretty sure someone with peanut allergies would figure it out and probably stay away. So we’re safe!
And speaking of food commercials, is it just me or is there a commercial for some sort of pizza like, every 5 seconds?! Between Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, Digiorno, and even Chucky CHEESE commercials, I want pizza 24/7 and it’s not okay. They just make the cheese look so GOOEY and delicious…mmm… I love cheese…..
Which commercial has been making your mouth water lately?! They’ve really taken food commercials up a notch these days. I’m amazed….and hungry.
- 1 package brownie mix or your favorite brownie recipe
- Ingredients called for on the brownie mix
- 12 Reese's peanut butter cups
- 2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil separated
Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the brownies according to package instructions, pour into the pan, and bake for 16-17 minutes, then remove.
Press the peanut butter cups (unwrapped) into the brownies and return to the oven for another 5-6 or so, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove and let cool.
Combine the chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons of shortening in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments at a time, stirring in between, until melted, and spread evenly over the brownies.
Combine the peanut butter and the remaining ½ Tablespoon of shortening and microwave until melted, 20-30 seconds. Stir in the vanilla.
If the peanut butter is very melty, let it cool for a moment, then pour in long strips over the brownies.
Run a clean butter knife horizontally from left to right, just through the top of the chocolate and peanut butter laters. Clean your knife in between each run. If the top is too “peanut buttery” looking, you can dig the knife down until it hits the chocolate layer and pull that layer back up over the peanut butter.
Allow to cool completely prior to serving.