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Peanut Butter Cup Sprinkled Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Sprinkled BrowniesTwo classic favorites, peanut butter cup candies and chocolate brownies, mix it up in this recipe to create one outrageously good dessert bar!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar - divided use
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
4 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cups (8 ounce package) REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Minis - divided use
1 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Add 2 cups sugar and cocoa; stir to blend. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda; stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in 2/3 cup mini peanut butter cups; spread mixture in prepared pan.
  3. Combine peanut butter and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until fluid. Drop by tablespoons onto chocolate batter. Swirl with metal spatula or knife for marbled effect.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie starts to pull from edges of pan and is set. Cool 45 minutes; sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup peanut butter cups over surface, pressing in slightly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares or triangles.

Makes 24 brownies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories 250; Calories from Fat 120; Total Fat 13g; Saturated Fat 4.5g; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 180mg; Total Carbohydrates 32g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 25g; Protein 5g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.