Peanut Butter Strikes Back Brownies



  • 4
    ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 34
    cup margarine or 3/4 cup butter
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 12
    cup peanut butter (chunky OR smooth)
  • 1.5
    (12 ounce) bags milk chocolate chips
  • 1.5
    (12 ounce) bags peanut butter chips (optional)
  • 24
    miniature peanut butter cups (not optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Microwave chocolate and butter for 2 minutes, stir until chocolate is melted (you can do another 20 seconds if it's taking too long), or use a double boiler.
  • Add sugar into chocolate, stir until well blended.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add flour about 1/4 cup at a time, stir until well blended.
  • Microwave the peanut butter for about 10 seconds, and add it into the brownie mixture now, or do as listed below.
  • Spread brownie mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  • If you haven't added the peanut butter, drizzle it over the top and cut it through with a spatula, knife, rubber scraper, finger, nose, whatever, go for a marbled effect.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with fudgy crumbs.
  • when you're down to about 5 minutes to go, start melting the chocolate chips.
  • They're pretty forgiving, feel free to zap them for about a minute at a time, stirring in between minutes.
  • If you have the peanut butter chips, melt them up too, but be careful, do it 30 seconds at a time.
  • Mind you, if you have a double boiler, now's the time to use it.
  • Let the brownies cool a couple minutes, then carefully spread the melted peanut butter chips and let cool, but not set completely (if you have them. if not, skip on).
  • Add the melted chocolate carefully over the top, spread to a uniform coat.
  • Embed a peanut butter cup in a 4 x 6 grid (or 3 x 4 if you want big big brownies).
  • Allow the chocolate to cool, but not to set completely.
  • Cut with a sharp knife and Enjoy.
  • Would you believe I got an office full of people to believe these were low fat just so they'd stop staring at them and start eating them?