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peanut butter brownies

Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Cupcakes

Hollie Schultz
A portable, layered dessert based on the very popular Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bars.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 428 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pretzel Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups butter pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 5 tbsp sugar

Cookie Layer

  • 1 pkg Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 egg

Brownie Layer

  • 1 box Brownie Mix 13x9 family size
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 24 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Snack Size

Instructions
 

  • Crush the pretzels in a food processor or however you like to crush pretzels. Any kind of pretzels will do but I recommend using crushed butter pretzels (you find them next to the regular pretzels and they are literally called “Synder Butter Pretzels”) for the recipe. I also recommend not crushing the pretzels to dust but keep some small pieces to keep the crust crunchy. Mix the melted butter (melt in microwave), sugar and pretzel crumbs. Press 1 heaping TBSP of pretzel mix into each lightly greased cupcake cup with a total of 24 cupcakes.
  • I didn’t use cupcake liners because I thought they would look more fabulous without a liner covering up the beautiful yummy-ness. (I was right, by the way!) Set aside pretzel crust and make the cookie dough.
  • Make the cookie dough according to the package. The easiest way I found to fit the cookie dough in the cupcake cups was to roll out the dough and cut out circles with a 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter. It cuts the dough into perfect circles for the pan. Lightly set the dough circles onto the pretzel crust.
  • Unwrap 24 snack-size Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and place one into each cup.
  • Whip up your brownie mix and pour 2 tablespoons of brownie over each peanut butter cup.
  • You can sprinkle chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on top of the brownie batter if you want. It just depends on how many calories you want to pack in these bad boys!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes.
  • Cool for about 15 minutes and then slightly loosen the edges from the pan with a sharp knife. When you get the knife under the cupcake, they should pop right out of the pan easily.

Notes

I didn’t use cupcake liners because I thought they would look more fabulous without a liner covering up the beautiful yummy-ness. (I was right, by the way!) Set aside pretzel crust and make the cookie dough.
You are using full-size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (called Snack Size) and NOT the minis.

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 407mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
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