Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Bars with Marble Glazes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A wonderful brownie made from scratch with chocolate and peanut butter, or vanilla frostings. Moist and full of flavor, our favorite is the marble frosted, pick your favorite frosting or triple your  treat with all three frostings!

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter regular or chunky
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate
6 large or 12 minature peanut butter cups chopped up in chunks
Preheat oven to 325.

Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients till blended. Stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.
Pat down dough in a  greased brownie size pan or baking pan of choice with cocoa floured fingers, glass is not preferred. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or till toothpick is clean in the center of the brownies. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool before cutting.
Serving suggestions:
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
Glaze with thin icing chocolate or vanilla or  peanut butter see below for recipes use seperately or all three as a swirl or marble effect.

Marble Glazed

Brownie ala mode... your favorite ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped topping

Glaze Recipes:
Peanut Butter Glaze
4 teaspoons water
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
Peanut Butter Frosted

For Vanilla Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
 2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
mix together till smooth, add a few more drops of water till thick and flowing

For Chocolate Glaze:
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
add 2 tablespoon of water to each of these glazes mix thouroughly.


  1. The peanut butter glaze is the winner!

  2. WOW...I really love this one with peanut butter and choc chips in it and the glazing looks so tempting. Wish I can have a slice for my tea break :)

  3. OMG! Chocolate and peanut butter! These bars are amazing dear, I'm mouthwatering ^__^ Bye, have a good week

  4.! These brownies look the glazes and the overflowing frosting.

  5.! These brownies look the glazes and the overflowing frosting.

  6. It looks very delicious and these glazes are so great

  7. Oh my God!! This looks like a piece of heaven for the palate... wonderfull.

  8. There beautiful! Also my favorite flavors together doesn't get any better than these. thanks!

  9. Oh, boy, how fabulously decadent! I need an excuse to bake these :)

  10. These look and sound amazing!

  11. these bars are awesome, they glaze is sure winner.

  12. Delicious!!! That glaze is out of this world... I wish I could have a taste!

  13. Love it. They looks so rich and moist!

  14. Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven!

  15. The glazes are awesome!

  16. I would not turn down any of these, but would go back for seconds and thirds on the peanut butter. Yum!

  17. These look heavenly. I was craving a brownie earlier and now I really want one!

  18. they luk sooooooo tempting cant wait 2 have one

  19. You can't beat people pleasing treats like this! Peanut butter and chocolate makes most everyone happy.

  20. I will take a dozen. The peanut butter glaze looks and sounds so decadent.

  21. Yum! I'll take the best of all 3 worlds and combine all them all because they all sound so good!

  22. Dear Claudia, These brownies look delicious...professionally done..Blessings, Catherine

  23. Oh these look good. The glazes put it right up over the top. :)

  24. These look and sound so good! I especially like how the marble glaze looks :)

    From this week, I am co-hosting Let's Do Brunch with Chaya, so I wanted to thank you for linking this up. I would love to have one of your brownies for my brunch!

  25. These are just too delightful, I will have to try one of each glaze :) Great photos too!


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