Peanut Butter Cup Brownies


  • 1 1/4 cups salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 12 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 9×13″ baking pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°, line the bottom of your baking pan with a piece of parchment paper then spray the sides with a nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Use a heavy bottomed pot to melt your butter stovetop on medium heat until your butter is browned (not burnt).
  3. While melting, mix together your sugar and cocoa powder.
  4. Carefully pour your melted butter into your cocoa powder mixture and whisk well.
  5. Crack your eggs into a small bowl and add in your water and vanilla.
  6. Pour one egg in at a time and whisk well until all 4 eggs are in.
  7. Slowly mix in your flour and salt until you have a rich batter.
  8. Pour your batter into your baking pan, press your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into your batter, and use a fork to cover them with your brownie batter.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!