Home > Desserts > Double-Layered Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Double-Layered Peanut Butter Cup Brownies August 25, 2014 | 61 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Two layers of peanut butter cups in these brownies – one layer is baked into the brownies and the other is the peanut butter and chocolate chip topping. These peanut butter cup brownies are insanely tasty and so easy to make! video tutorial You know those thick-frosted brownies you see at bakeries? Those have nothing on these. Layering peanut-butter cup fudge on top of brownies that have peanut butter cups inside of them is about a million times better than frosting. And I l.o.v.e. frosting. But peanut butter cups? And a thick layer of pretty much pure chocolate and peanut butter? Yeah, I’m fine to set aside the spoon filled with frosting. At least for a minute… The top is pretty, but also very easy to do. A butter knife is all you need to make those gorgeous peanut butter swirls. I tried to illustrate the peanut butter swirling in the collage above, so hopefully that helps. Pretty much you just pour the peanut butter in strips over the chocolate and press the knife through the peanut butter and chocolate layer pulling it from one side to the next. I like the clean off the knife in between each stripe I make to keep it as “clean” looking as possible. You’ll want to let the chocolate and peanut butter topping harden completely before cutting into these. It takes a few hours, but that can be sped up by placing them in the fridge, You can store these in the fridge, but I like them at room temperature. The chocolate and peanut butter are perfect at that temperature and taste just like fudge. And I promise, you are going to want a huge glass of milk with these rich peanut butter cup brownies! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Double-Layered Peanut Butter Cup Brownies 5 from 12 votes - Review this recipe Easy to make double-layered peanut butter cup brownies SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Double-Layered Peanut Butter Cup Brownies 5 from 12 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Easy to make double-layered peanut butter cup brownies Course Dessert Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 23 minutes Total Time 38 minutes Servings 18 large pieces Calories 309kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 package fudge brownie mix (18.3 ounces or Family-Size for 9 x 13 pan)Ingredients called for on the brownie mix12 regular-sized Reese's peanut butter cups2 and 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips3/4 cup creamy peanut butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 and 1/2 tablespoons shortening or coconut oil, separated InstructionsLine a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Prepare the brownies according to package directions. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 22 minutes and then remove.Press the unwrapped peanut butter cups evenly into the brownies.Return the brownies to the oven and bake for another 5-6 minutes or until a fork when inserted into the brownies comes out clean. (Follow general package directions for baking, but remove them about 5 minutes before they are done to add the peanut butter cups.)Remove and allow to cool.In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of shortening or coconut oil. Microwave in bursts of 30 seconds stirring in between the bursts until the chocolate is completely melted.Smooth the chocolate over the brownies evenly.In another small microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and remaining 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening. Microwave for 30 seconds.Remove and stir in the vanilla.Pour in long stripes over the chocolate. Using a butter knife marble the top by running the knife horizontally from left to right just through the top chocolate and peanut butter layers.Allow to completely harden before enjoying the bars. Recipe NotesAdapted from: Center Cut Cook Nutrition FactsCalories: 309kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.