1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs
3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped candy
(I used about a dozen Reeces Cups and a bag of Peanut M&Ms)
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Remove from heat and add to a large bowl. Mix in the sugar and vanilla extract.
Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each egg.
Add the cocoa and blend.
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir. Rougly chop the candy and add to the mix.
Stir until combined and pour into the pan.
Add teaspoons of peanut butter randomly over the batter.
Using a knife, swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting.
They look so gooey and delicious don’t they?
The Reeces add peanut butter throughout the brownie, making each piece a bite of peanut butter heaven. I’m pretty sure the peanut butter M&M’s basically disintegrated into just plain peanut butter, and thankfully didn’t turn the brownies any weird colors.