Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies
I am so excited to be participating in this year’s Freaky Friday Blog Hop: Holiday Cookie Exchange 2016 Edition! This group is the brainchild of my friend,Michaela’s and it is SO MUCH FUN! For those of you that aren’t familiar with Freaky Friday, it is a group of food bloggers that get assigned a secret blog and we get to choose any recipe we want to make from it for our own blogs. Then all of the recipes are revealed at the exact same time and we get to see who had our page and which recipe they selected! It has been a great way for me and my readers to find new blogs to follow, and I feel honored to be a part of it!
Past Freaky Friday Recipes:
I am super excited about this round because you guys know I have been working on getting more comfortable with BAKING so this Christmas themed dessert swap was a chance for me to do just that! I was absolutely THRILLED that the blog I was assigned was Honey and Birch! I loved looking at all of the delicious recipes on her blog. (Her photos are AMAZING!) I can relate to Jenny B a LOT because she is a self taught home cook that says she didn’t know a thing about cooking when she got married. She had to learn real quick because her husband loves to eat and they would have gone broke on eating out. (EXACTLY LIKE Uncle Bee and I!)
Honey and Birch focuses on easy recipes and fun cocktails. The hardest part of getting assigned a wonderful blog like Jenny’s, is narrowing down which recipe I will choose! I was immediately drawn to the Sea Salt Double Chocolate cookies and the S’mores brownies and they are BOTH on my ‘to make’ list. But I kept going back to these Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies, because Uncle Bee’s 2 favorite are Reese’s Cups and brownies.
OH MY GOSH you guys. These were so good! SO SO SO GOOD! Let me just tell you, they were so good, I made 2 batches in the same day. That’s right. I prepared and baked the first batch, then after trying them, I got all the ingredients back out and made a second batch. So now I have plenty for Uncle Bee to take as a treat with his lunches for the week. (If I can keep my grubby hands out of them!)
I love that the brownie batter isn’t too terrible sweet so that is balances PERFECTLY with the peanut butter cups. Too sweet of a batter would have just been too much with the peanut butter cups. This recipe would be a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy. You could really chop up and use any kind of candy bars you wanted. Snickers, Twix, Heath bars, Hershey bars, Kit Kats, etc…. Give them a try and see what you think!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 14 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small/medium baking dish.
Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.
Add eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
Cut peanut butter cups into 4 quarters.
Fold peanut butter cups into brownie batter.
Pour mixture into pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
The other blogs that are participating:
An Affair from the Heart
A Dish of Daily Life
LeMoine Family Kitchen
Platter Talk. A Culinary Blog. Food, Wine, Friends
Who Needs A Cape?
Full Belly Sisters
Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies
Take Two Tapas
A Kitchen Hoors Adventures
Hostess At Heart -Julie Menghini
Honey & Birch
Aunt Bee’s Recipes
The Foodie Affair
Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish