Looking for the ultimate indulgence that combines the best of both worlds? Look no further than “Brookies”!
Get ready to tantalize your senses with a dessert that effortlessly combines the chewiness of a cookie with the moistness of a brownie. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of baking magic, you’ll have a batch of brookies ready to share and savor in no time.
What is a Brookie
Good question – it’s the beautiful marriage of a brownie and a cookie. Think of it as the Bennifer of the baking world. Brookies have the general combination of cookies on the bottom, some sort of filling, and brownies on the top all baked together. They are super easy to make and kids (of all ages) love them.
How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Brookies
If anyone who will be eating these has a peanut allergy, stop reading and try these crispy, buttery Lace Cookies. Grab some pre-made peanut butter cookie dough and your favorite brownie mix (follow the directions on the box; you’ll need eggs and oil). You’ll need peanut butter, powdered sugar, a little water, and most of all – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – don’t forget to take off the paper wrappings; that’s a mistake you’ll only make once.
Let the peanut butter cookies sit out for a few minutes to let them soften enough to press them into the bottom of a 13 x 9″ baking dish.
Next, layer your peanut butter cups, leaving a little space between them. I have used full-sized cups, but it would be just fine with the fun-sized ones too.
Prepare your brownie mix according to the directions on the package (or if you’re feeling fancy use your own brownie recipe). Stir in ¼ cup of the peanut butter until thoroughly combined. I used crunch peanut butter, but you can use whatever you like.
Pour the brownie batter evenly over the top of the peanut butter cups, making sure there are no holes.
Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted about an inch and a half away from the corner of the pan comes out clean. That’s the general rule for brownies. But, seeing how these have gooey peanut butter and chocolate in the middle, it may not be exactly clean.
While the brookies are in the oven make your glaze. Add the water in 1 Tbs at a time until you have the consistency you want.
When the brookies are done, let them cool for about 10 minutes, and then drizzle the glaze over the top and garnish with Reese’s Pieces if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the very best brookies possible!
Can I customize my Brookies?
Absolutely! One of the best things about Brookies is their versatility. You can add various mix-ins such as nuts, dried fruits, or even candies to personalize your Brookies and create different flavor combinations. The recipe can be easily adapted to suit your preferences.
How should I store Brookies?
Once your Brookies have cooled completely, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, you can refrigerate them for up to a week or freeze them for up to three months. Just make sure to place them in a freezer-safe container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and foil before freezing.
Can I double or halve the recipe?
Absolutely! This recipe can be easily adjusted to make more or fewer Brookies. If you want to double the recipe, simply double all the ingredients. If you prefer a smaller batch, you can halve the ingredients accordingly. Just ensure that the baking time is adjusted accordingly as well.
Can I use a different type of chocolate in the recipe?
Yes! While the recipe may call for specific types of chocolate, feel free to experiment with your favorite chocolates or even chocolate chips of different varieties. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate can all be used to create unique flavor profiles.
Can I make Brookies in advance?
Absolutely! Brookies are a great make-ahead dessert. You can bake them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve. They can also be reheated in the oven for a few minutes to restore their warm, fresh-baked texture before serving.
More Fun Sweet Recipes to Try:
- Meyer Lemon Cookie Recipe
- Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella
- Chocolate Sourcream Pound Cake
- Better Than Milk & Cookies Dump Cake
- Traditional Anzac Biscuits
Peanut Butter Cup Brookies
- 1 13 X 9" baking dish
- 1 package premade peanut butter cookie dough
- 1 brownie mix prepared
- 12 full size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- ½ cup peanut butter divided
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 4 Tbs water
- Reese’s Pieces optional garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 ℉
- Press the peanut butter cookie dough into the bottom of a 13X9” casserole dish
- Add the peanut butter cups in a single layer
- Prepare your brownie recipe, adding in ¼ cup of the peanut butter
- Pour evenly over the peanut butter cups, making sure there are no gaps
- Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean 1 ½ inches away from the edge
- While the brookies are baking, mix the remaining peanut butter, powdered sugar, wand water in a small bowl. Add more water as needed to make a thin, but not watery, glaze
- When the brookies are done, let them cool for about 10 minutes then drizzle the glaze over the brookies and top with Reese’s Pieces if desired.