Makayla Feathers' Award-Winning Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe

Makayla Feathers' Award-Winning Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe

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  • Yield:16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted.
  • 1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 10-12 oz. package Hershey's peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
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  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup Hershey's Reese's premier baking pieces

Directions

  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. 2.

    Place 1 cup of butter in large microwave-safe bowl; cover. Microwave at High (100%) for 1-1/2 minutes or until melted.

  3. 3.

    Place cocoa, brown sugar and granulated sugar in mixer and blend. Add butter and beat. Add eggs and vanilla—beat well. Add flour—until well-blended.

  4. 4.

    Stir in half of the peanut butter chips, all of the semisweet chocolate chips, and the 1/2 cup of pecans.

  5. 5.

    Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Bake about 30 minutes or until center is set.

  6. 6.

    Sprinkle with remaining peanut butter chips. Bake for 1 minute more. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  7. 7.

    In small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of melted butter and hot water. Stir in powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth. Drizzle over top of brownies. Sprinkle with the 3/4 cup of pecans and 1-1/2 cups of premier baking pieces. Cool until frosting is set. Cut into bars.