“Peanut Butter Cup Brownies”


2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for the pan $
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 large eggs $
3 cups sugar $
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour $
Kosher salt
8 large peanut butter cups, cut into pieces


Heat oven to 400 F.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over low heat.

Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy. Lower speed and pour in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix in the flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fold in the peanut butter cups. Scrape into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake until the tip of a knife comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Sara Quessenberry, Real Simple
JULY 2007



  • Mary Albert on January 5, 2013

    Hi. How much does 1 “stick” of butter weigh? And what is a large peanut butter cup? I’m in Australia & these 2 items aren’t common. I’m guessing they’re Reece’s peanut butter cups!?

    • Nicki on September 26, 2013

      1 stick of butter is 1/2 a cup of butter. Which is 4 ounces of Butter. Hope this helps. And regular Reeses Peanut buter cups normally come in a large size, so you are correct.


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