Peanut Butter Chocolate Decadent Brownies

by Pamela

Peanut Butter Chocolate Decadent Brownies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Decadent Brownies

While I was visiting my mother-in-law, a couple of weeks ago, we were bonding over a Paula Deen show.  Little did I know, but she was a closet Paula fan.  While we snickered at the copious amounts of oil and butter in everything, we were both drooling over the brownies she made.

The brownies were simple to make and looked delicious – that is until…she dumped a bowl of freshly whipped cream onto one of the unsuspecting brownies then sprinkled it with enough powdered sugar that it looked like the bathroom counter at Lindsay Lohan’s house.

We both thought these brownies would be delicious enough all on their own.

I decided that these were the perfect food to squash my sweet cravings.  I changed an ingredient to fit my craving (I know, you’re surprised to hear that).  When you see this recipe, you will laugh at how simple it is, and beat yourself up for not thinking of it yourself (I sure did).  After I had my pieces, I cut up the rest and sent them into work with Craig.  I. can. not. have. a. pan. of. these. around.  I got an e-mail from him that was a forward of several e-mails that he received from his co-workers.  He’s now the most popular guy at the office, and I only have two of them that have found themselves a home on each of my thighs.  (That’s better than a whole pan – right?)

Relationship Advice

Want to make your guy fall head over heels for your cooking, and you too?  Make him this recipe.  Trust me, you can do this one and he will think you are the world’s best baker.  This is also a great recipe to make and take to parties or the office.  This one truly impresses.

My version of Paula Deen’s recipe (okay, I changed only changed 1 ingredient)

Serves 9 – 18


  • 3 – 4 3.25 – 6 Ounce Candy Bars (I used Reese Peanut Butter Bars)
  • 1 19.8 Ounce Box Brownie Mix (I used dark chocolate)


Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions.  I followed the recipe to make the fudge brownies – for a rich consistency.

Line an 8″x8″ or 13″ x 9″ pan with foil so that it comes up the sides and end of pan.

Pour in half of the brownie batter into lined pan and smooth batter.  Place the unwrapped candy bars, side by side, on top of batter.  If using an 8″x8″ pan, you may have to trim the candy bars to fit.  Make sure brownie surface is covered with the candy bars.

Pour remaining half of the brownie batter on top of the candy bars.

Bake brownies according to the instructions on the package.  Let cool for at least 30 minutes.  Lift brownies from pan, using the foil, then cut into squares.

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t July 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

“unwrapped candy bars” ?!

missy lambert February 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

This is going to be the best B-Day cake. My husband loves peanut butter and brownies.

whitney November 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm

oooomg. making these asap. amazing. great photos!

Pamela November 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Thank you! 🙂

eatlivetravelwrite October 31, 2009 at 5:34 am

Oh. my. god. Sinful!

Karly October 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

You are a genius. These look and sound amazing! And simple! Yum!

Simply Life October 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Oooh I just saved this recipe and am hoping to make use of it soon! These look amazing

Rachel J October 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

so, if I give my boyfriend these unbelievable brownies will I get a ring? JK!

Pamela October 30, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Rachel…if you’re looking for the dinner that will lock in that ring, hit me up for my short ribs recipe. I call it “The Panty Dropper.” lol It’s so easy, I give it to my male friends to make for “that” date. 😉

Heather October 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

These look sinful, but oh so delicious! Don’t you just love Paula! Thanks for sharing and I will have to try this soon, but like you send them to other to indulge. Happy Halloween!

Alta October 30, 2009 at 6:50 am

I would not be able to have these around either. Yum. I’m a big sucker for peanut butter and chocolate.

Miranda October 30, 2009 at 4:33 am

Yum. This simple and AMAZING. My husband and girls would LOVE them. Thanks.

lululu October 30, 2009 at 12:38 am

i understand how much fattening butter, cream, cheese….she uses for her cooking, and I LOVE IT!!!!
LOVE your brownie too….cos it’s as rich as paula’s dishes!

The Chocolate Priestess October 29, 2009 at 8:12 pm

This is a great idea for after Halloween. A great way to use up any leftover candies that might go well with brownies. Thank you for the idea, PamieB.

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