This dessert is not rocket science, but it is well worth making if you have never tried it.  For a long while it has been our go-to whenever we are asked to bring dessert on a short notice… or sometimes with plenty of notice.  Peanut-Butter Cup Brownies.  Super yummy.  Always served ala mode.  Always snacked on at all times of day.

The first way I was taught to make these was in muffin tins with mini peanut butter cups.  That way is good, but honestly a bit time consuming.  Now, I just make them in a 9×13 pan and purchase a family-size pack of the regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  They are way less expensive than their teensy counterparts and are less of a pain to unwrap.

To make them, just grab your favorite boxed brownie mix, stir in the necessities per the instructions (eggs, oil, water) and bake.  While the brownies are in the oven, unwrap your candies and break them into large pieces. I usually do thirds, fourths at the smallest.  One or two minutes before the brownies are done, pull them out of the oven and carefully push the candy pieces in so that they are pretty evenly spread out.  Finish baking.

Check out this bumpy, chocolatey goodness:

Sure, we like other desserts.  Plenty of them.  But there is something about how this one just satisfies and comforts all at once that makes it our favorite.  It is so simple and so wonderful and the brownies are best when served warm with vanilla ice cream.  Ella and I mixed some up tonight to celebrate Daddy ‘s last day of school.   We don’t expect that they will be around long, especially now that a certain someone has suddenly decided that he enjoys sweets.