Happy Peanut Butter Month!

I’m not typically up to date on the National Food Days, but it is hard to miss a Foodie Month.  Especially when it’s Peanut Butter month!  I’m sure everyone is celebrating this month with me!

 

My first peanut butter recipe this month is a keeper!  The BOY picked out Reece’s Peanut Butter cups for Halloween, but since neither one of us made it home before 7pm, we didn’t see any trick or treaters.  The BOY had eaten a bunch of candies before Halloween and after reading this post on Cookies & Cups about using leftover Halloween candy, I was inspired to bake up these cups into a new dessert.

 

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Since we made a Target run, I picked up a brownie mix, but you can use your favorite homemade recipe too.

 

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I poured half the brownie batter into the bottom of an 8×8 pan.

 

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Then lined it with peanut butter cups.

 

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Yummy!

 

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Pour the rest of the batter over the top and bake for about 45 minutes.

 

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I like my brownies to still be a little gooey in the middle, which works perfectly for this recipe.

 

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At this point, you probably think that these bad boys are as good as it gets, but there is one more important layer…

Peanut Butter Frosting. 

 

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For the frosting, I wanted something simple, and I found the prefect recipe on Two Peas & Their Pod.

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For such a rich dessert, this light and fluffy frosting pulled everything together.

 

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I spread a thin layer of frosting over the brownies.

 

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And although they looked amazing, I decided that they needed a little pizzazz!

 

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Ta Da!  The BOY had been asking for about 2 days when the brownies would be done, and he gladly agreed to be my taste tester!

 

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Wow!  Is seriously all there is to say about these!

 

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Since you’ve got an extra hour today, I highly recommend digging into a batch of Peanut Butter Brownies or you can just show up for the Bear’s game at noon for a taste of this decadent dessert.

 

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I don’t always create my own recipes, so I LOVE it when a ‘Jen Original’ comes together so nicely.  Tell me your mouth isn’t watering just looking at these pictures.  Mine is!

 

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Reece’s Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

 

For the brownies:

1 box of brownie mix

Water, oil, eggs as needed for brownies

14 Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups

 

For the frosting (From Two Peas & Their Pod):

1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

For the Toppings:

Chocolate Sauce

Chopped or mini Reece’s for decoration

 

Directions:

Mix brownies according to package directions.

Pour 1/2 of the brownie batter on to the bottom of a greased 8×8 inch pan.  Top with Reece’s peanut butter cups.  Break or cut them in half in order to cover the entire pan.  Don’t press the cups down, they will sink on their own.  Pour the second half of the brownie batter over the top of the peanut butter cups.  Bake according to package.

Note: I used a Ghirardelli mix and baked the brownies for 45 minutes, so that they were still doughy in the middle.

Let brownies cool completely.

 

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sifted powdered sugar, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla extract for the frosting. Beat with the beater blade until smooth. Note: I used a hand mixer which worked just fine too.

 

Frost brownies and decorate with chocolate syrup.

Lick your fingers and cut yourself a slice!

 

 

How will you celebrate Peanut Butter Month?

Let’s get the Best PB Recipe List going…Share your favorite recipes below with links!!!

 

More peanut butter recipes for this month (and every month):

Overnight Oats in a Jar

Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast Breakfast

 

 

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

White Chocolate Peanut Butter

 

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3 Ingredient Brownie Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

 

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Oreo Peanut Butter Pie

White Chocolate Puppy Chow

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21 thoughts on “Happy Peanut Butter Month!

  1. First off, if I’m buying a brownie mix, it is always Ghirardelli. So good! Beyond that, this is the way to celebrate Peanut Butter Month — with chocolate! What a great recipe! I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us.

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