Scrumptious peanut butter chocolate brownies packed with Reese’s cups and topped with a rich ganache to satisfy your peanut butter and chocolate cravings.
Every special occasion needs a special treat and if your sweetheart is anything like my husband, than these Reese’s peanut butter chocolate brownies are the way to impress this Valentine’s day. They turned out to be one of the most decadent brownies I’ve made in a while. They are rich, fudgy packed with peanut butter goodness and chopped peanut butter cups. The ganache is a mixture of melted chocolate and creamy peanut butter. To give them a festive look, the brownies are topped with a Reese’s peanut butter chocolate heart.
I’ve made these brownies twice and each time I made them slightly different.
If you’re more of a chocolate lover (like me) or prefer to add other candy to the brownies (hello york peppermint patty) you could replace the 1/2 cup of peanut butter used in the recipe with 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted.
The first time I made them only with melted chocolate and they turned out super rich, chewy and gooey, making it a little hard to cut them nicely.
Now, these second bath, I substituted 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter. Added more Reese’s peanut butter cups and topped them with a simple ganache.
The second batch turned out to be the uber peanut butter and chocolate brownies of all times! They held their shape better, they were still rich and gooey with a strong peanut butter flavor.
The second batch was tested using Reese’s creamy peanut butter. Although I think you may use other brands of peanut butter, I would not recommend using all natural peanut butter in these brownies. Since all natural peanut butter is more oily, I’m afraid your brownies might not come together. You may try, just don’t blame me if they don’t turn out.
Of course, you can top the brownies with chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups or Reese’s pieces instead of the peanut butter heart. I’m thinking of trying the white chocolate peanut butter cups next time.
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