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Peanut Butter Cup Brookies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dessert


A chocolate peanut butter cup baked in the middle of a peanut butter cookie and a rich chocolate brownie! These Peanut Butter Cup Brookies pretty much define deliciousness!


  • Cookie Layer:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Middle Layer:
  • 12 regular-sized chocolate peanut butter cups
  • Brownie Layer:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 11/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 12 regular-size muffins cups with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cookie Layer:
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and beat until well combined. Divide dough evenly among greased muffin cups and press dough evenly into each cup.
  4. Middle Layer:
  5. Place a chocolate peanut butter cup on top of each cookie dough layer.
  6. Brownie Layer:
  7. Place the butter and chocolate chips in a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth. Remove from microwave. Add the eggs, one at a time, and stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until well incorporated.
  9. Spoon a few tablespoons of brownie batter onto each chocolate peanut butter cup. Spread until batter is even on top and fills in any gaps around the peanut butter cup.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool at least 45 minutes in the pan before removing and indulging.
  11. Notes: You can make Mini Peanut Butter Cup Brookies by using a 24-cup mini muffin pan and mini peanut butter cups.