Ah, Halloween is almost here! Less than 24 hours left to plan out my costume and go get some Halloween candy. Hah…who am I kidding? My Roman gladiator costume is ready to go and I bought an inordinate number of bags of Halloween candy back in September (it was for “research”). Today’s recipe is a perfect dessert if you happen to have leftover Reese’s cups after Halloween. (I never have that problem. But I may or may not pick up some clearance bags of Reese’s the day after Halloween. Just sayin’.)
The best part about these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Brownies is you can use your favorite brownie recipe (even a boxed mix) and just finish it with this fun little peanut butter cup technique. So it really doesn’t take all that long to make…and your family and friends will most certainly be impressed! The peanut butter cups get added for the last 5 minutes, so they only get kinda melty and gooey. I ended up using a knife to gently chop the peanut butter centers after the brownies came out of the oven. Then just grab an offset spatula and spread the peanut butter chunks and melted chocolate into a gooey, delicious topping for your brownies. Let the whole thing cool (or better yet, throw it in the fridge and chill them slightly) and you’ve got an easy and fun dessert with your leftover Halloween candy. (I haven’t tried this with other candy…yet. I suspect it would be delicious with Twix, Snickers, Almond Joy, Kit-Kat, Symphony, etc, etc.)
After listing all those other fun variations, I think I might need to go make another batch of these brownies now.