This recipe for Peanut Butter, Reeses & S’More Brownies might just be my favorite snack yet. And by “snack” I mean full-on diabetes-inducing-gift-straight-from-heaven-chock-full-of-gooey-peanut-buttery-goodness. YUM.
So. Good. Must not eat whole pan.
Must not drool on keyboard while writing up recipe post.
If you are a fan of all things peanut butter, reeses, and s’mores, this is a brownie recipe you CAN’T miss. These are ooey, gooey, and so delicious.
Have you ever seen the part in the Sandlot where the guys all go buy a can of chaw, eat it, and then hit spinning carnival rides? Its hilarious. My son runs around eating brownies calling them “chaw pies” is also kind of hilarious. (Finn has had some speech delays and makes up versions of words for just about everything. To Finn, Chaw=chocolate. Or cocoa powder, which he knows delicious chocolate flavor comes from).
What isn’t as funny is him running to me with a large can, yelling “CAN OF CHAW!! CAN OF CHAW!!!” and waving it about. In the middle of the grocery store. A grocery store packed with people. People with very, very judgmental and curious shame-y looks when a three year old is audibly excited about procuring a can of “chaw” and proudly bringing it to mommy.
C’mon people, last time I checked, CHEWING TOBACCO isn’t sold in the baking aisle. We live in a small town- but not THAT small.
With a bright red face, I waved the can of cocoa powder and told him good job and ran to check out, past the horrified looks from people around. I didn’t really have a plan for what to put IN said brownies I was determined to make, and grabbed a bunch of random stuff. So when we got home and I looked at a Hodge-podge pile of ingredients I wasn’t loving, along with the supplies I got to make some reeses s’mores in the firepit, I decided to skip the bonfire and just chuck it all in the brownies. Finn was helpful and grabbed a bottle of peanut butter and asked to put it in, too.
Finn is sure to always keep life interesting. You’re a keeper, little dude.
Of course, if you don’t want to make your own brownies fresh, you could use the method listed in the ingredients below with boxed brownie mix. But really, fresh brownies are pretty easy to make and SOOO good.
These aren’t diet food or healthy in any way… but broccoli just CAN’T ever taste like this- sorry. So pull on the fat pants, bust out the good stuff, and make someone special a heaping pile of these. Besides, calories don’t count around Christmas, right??
- Room Temperature butter to grease the pan
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 cup cocoa, sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup flour
- 4 reeses peanut butter cups, chopped
- 4 jumbo marshmallows, chopped to small pieces
- ½ cup peanut butter, microwaved for 10 seconds until soft and spreadable
- ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
- Generously grease 8" square pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix until soft.
- Add vanilla and eggs, and mix thoroughly.
- Fold in flour, mix well but do not overmix.
- Pour enough brownie mix into bottom of pan just to cover the whole bottom.
- Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs, mallow pieces, and chopped peanut butter cups over brownie mix.
- Completely cover with additional brownie mix.
- Spoon peanut butter over brownies and swirl across the top.
- Bake until toothpick comes out completely clean, about 35 minutes.