Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

“This recipe is being posted in response to a request. It was given to me by a friend who's family loved it. Her nephew said it was the BEST thing she has ever baked. :)”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
1 pan of brownies
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brownies: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line bottom and 2 sides of 8-inch square baking pan with foil.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  4. In a pot, melt chocolate and butter over medium heat.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla until combined.
  6. Stir in flour mixture until combined.
  7. Spread 1 cup of batter in pan.
  8. Set aside about 32 peanut butter cup quarters and sprinkle remaining onto batter in pan and top with remaining batter.
  9. Bake for about 40 minutes or until edges are set and center is slightly soft.
  10. Cool completely on rack before frosting.
  11. Frosting: At low speed, beat sugar with the peanut butter until almost combined, about 30 seconds.
  12. Beat in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  13. Spread over top of cooled brownies and sprinkle with remaining reserved peanut butter cups.

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