Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but in mine – it’s borderline brutal. Hot, humid and raining – like everyday. I live in Ohio, so I’m used to hot, humid summers, but this year it’s different – way different.

Out of the last 18 days, it’s rained 17. My backyard is a legit swamp and there are about one million mosquitoes perched on my back screen door just waiting to attack. Oh, and not to mention the numerous tornado warnings, which are anything but awesome when you have to hop into a crawl space through an itty bitty hole in your hall closet. The thought of it alone makes me all itchy. Are you sick of me complaining yet?

Due to all this awesomeness, I’ve turned into a bit of hermit. Which would be fantastic if I felt like turning on the oven, but I don’t. Seriously, who does when it’s blazin’ and steamy outside?

Basically what I am saying is this is one of two recipes that I have ready for MBA that includes an oven, so get ready to beat the heat with me armed with quite a few no-bake desserts.

Although these brownies do require the use of an oven, they’re totally worth it. Oooey, goooey and oh, so peanut buttery!

Peanut Butter Snickers are legitimately one of the best candy bar inventions in the last few years. I mean, it seems like every five minutes there’s some new or seasonal chocolate bar on the Target shelves, but I think we can all agree that from the minute Peanut Butter Snickers hit the shelves, they clearly had staying power.

It takes everything I have not to toss a bag into my cart on every visit. You’re going to feel that way about these brownies. Don’t leave them on the counter – you’ll eat more than you mean to in a single day.

So – how’s the weather in your neck of the woods?

Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
12 Fun Size Peanut Butter Snickers
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour; stir until just combined.

4. Spread 1/2 the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of Fun Size Peanut Butter Snickers candy bars and cover with remaining 1/2 of brownie batter.

5. In a microwave safe bowl, heat peanut butter for about 10 seconds, just to thin it out a bit. Spoon the peanut butter into a zip top bag or a piping bag. Snip off the end and pipe the peanut butter across the top of the brownie batter. Use a knife or wooden skewer to swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter.

6. Bake for 30-35 minutes; do not over bake.

7. Allow to cool thoroughly, refrigerate, and cut into large squares.

Notes:

- Take care not to overcook the brownies. We prefer ours a little on the gooey side, so I pull them at exactly 30 minutes.
- Brownies are best served the day they are made, but will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container.

54 Responses to “Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies”

  1. Brooke — July 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I’m feeling your pain! My fiance and I just bought a house and have taken in so much water! These brownies look so delicious and would be perfect for all these rainy days! Hopefully us Ohioans will feel some relief! Stay dry!

  2. Paula — July 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Hi…these look amazing! My Southern California weather has been kind of humid and warm..wreacking havoc on my buttercream cakes!
    So, this recipe looks awesome..my question is: can I use my favorite brownie recipe for these? Thanks!

  3. Maegan @ The BakerMama — July 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    These look dangerously delicious! I don’t care if it’s 100+ degrees in my house, I think I would still bake and eat these! Or maybe I would find a cooler house to bake them in! Either way, I want to bake a batch right now!

  4. Renee @ Awesome on $20 — July 10, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    The tradewinds are back and we had some rain this morning here in Honolulu, so I might be able to sleep tonight. I don’t miss the humidity and tornado warnings at all. I definitely need to try these brownies. Peanut butter FTW!

  5. iscribbler — July 11, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I’m speechless – those are the most delicious looking brownies! I love how the candy bar has held its shape – perfect cutting, btw! Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that I know my coworkers (and myself!) will rave over. :D Definitely making these the next potluck!

  6. Jess — July 11, 2013 at 4:25 am

    I don’t think I’d mind turning on the oven one bit if these were the result! And can you believe I haven’t tried a PB Snickers? That must be remedied immediately.

  7. I’m all over these! Yum!

  8. marla — July 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

    These look awesome!

  9. Cookbook Queen — July 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Girl, I hear you. Your weather sounds about like ours here in Arkansas. And these brownies….does it get any more perfect???

  10. Luv What You Do — July 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Snickers and brownies…what a great combo! Especially with the addition of PB!!!

  11. You can’t go wrong with snickers! And these brownies totally are worth turning on the oven. Hope you don’t have to get into your crawl space again any time soon!

  12. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — July 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    These are fantastically amazing! I feel you on the weather. . we don’t have A/C in our house- a lot of houses here in Seattle don’t- you really don’t need it except for the summer so totally looking forward to checking out your no-bake desserts! LOVE these brownies!

  13. sara — July 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I live in Ohio too (columbus) and have been SO SICK of the rain! but I’ve used the time indoors to bake!

  14. Gloria // Simply Gloria — July 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I was just grabbing some PB snickers yesterday and trying to decide what I could make with them…you are a genius, Jamie! Pinning!
    You’ve had all the rain down there and we haven’t had rain for over 30 days! Have a great weekend coming up!

  15. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve never had the peanut butter snickers!! Time to change that!

  16. Crystal — July 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    OMG!! Those brownies look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them, but it will have to wait until Fall. Down here in Texas, it is hot, hot, and hot with no chances of rain. At 11:00 p.m. it was still 92 degrees. We are suppose to finally get rain next week…maybe. Thanks for the brownie recipe!!

  17. Snickers inside of brownies! Oh YUM!!!

  18. Faith@The Stirring Place — July 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I live in Texas. Need I say more?
    Also, my 5 month pregnant self is about to suffer the oven just to get my hands on one of those brownies. Holy moly, those look good!!

  19. Chels R. — July 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    This looks so yummy!

  20. Miss Messy — July 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    These are just stunning! They look amazing! :D

  21. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Seriously what is with this weather?! I think I’ll drown my sorrows… no bad term because we’ve had too much rain too but I really want one of these brownies!

  22. Erin @ The Emerging Foodie — July 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    These look incredible! I think I might need to make these ASAP. :)

  23. marcie@flavorthemoments — July 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous and look unbelievably good! Pinning these for the near future.

  24. Ash- foodfashionparty — July 12, 2013 at 12:37 am

    The weather’s acting up a lot everywhere. SO it’s totally ok to get annoyed.
    These brownies are good looking treats.
    Glad I found your site through tastespotting.

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Ash,

      Thanks so much for visiting the site and I hope you continue to follow MBA! Have a great day!

      Jamie

  25. Mimi @ Culinary Couture — July 12, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I will turn the oven on for these any day of the week!

  26. Jaime — July 12, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Noooo!!! I was already picturing myself making these until I realised we don’t have peanut butter snickers here in Australia!!!! Devastated…

  27. Sevimin Askanasi — July 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

    looks super
    very tasty

  28. Aya B. — July 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    another amazing Brownie recipe.. and I thought we can not get new brownie recipes any more

  29. Debra Hippert — July 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Love your website and recipes. Found you through your “Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes” on Pintrest. My DIL loves mint and I want to make them in the jars for her B’day.
    Same kind of weather here in New Hampshire. Sooooo…. tired of the rain and humidity. The brownies look so good. Yum

  30. Marcia — July 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I know what you’re talking about…I live in OH too. At least today was pretty much perfect! The brownies look delish…must try!

  31. Krista — July 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    These look super amazing! We live in New Jersey… Same weather here. We lost our time in the gorgeous sunny fun weather by hiding from the 17 year cicada swarm in May and June. Now hot humid rainy ick! These brownies will brighten our day!

  32. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — July 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Peanut Butter + Brownies are always worth it. I’d bake these even if it was 108. Gorgeous photos too!

  33. Gorgeous brownies, absolutely stunning photos. The humidity sounds absolutely awful, here in so cal we get the heat but not a ton of humidity. I can’t even imagine!!

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Elizabeth,

      The extreme humidity makes even a mild day feel pretty gross. Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!

      Jamie

  34. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 15, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Sorry about the rain! But these bars? Oh they look heavenly!

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you! Have a lovely day and thank you so much for following MBA!

      Jamie

  35. Sara @ Confectionary Tales — July 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I actually haven’t tried peanut butter snickers yet! I was never a huuuuuge snickers fan (always preferred milky way but still like snickers) but with peanut butter, they might become a quick favorite!

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Sara,

      They’re amazing! Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

      Jamie

  36. Mr. & Mrs. P — July 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    YUM! Pinned this for later.. They look amazing!

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!

      Jamie

  37. buttercream bakehouse — July 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

    made similar on my blog a few months ago. Yours cut much prettier…mine were gooey, sticky and GOOD though. YUM!! Great photos.

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Great minds think alike! Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!

      Jamie

  38. Umm how did not know about peanut butter Snickers? These brownies sound amazing! I live in Atlanta (though I was working in Cleveland the past 3 years) and if I didn’t turn on the oven when the temperature hit 90, I wouldn’t bake for half the year!

    • Jamie — August 13th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Lindsey,

      I totally understand! Thank you so much and have a great day!

      Jamie

  39. Lindsay — July 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I’m in Ohio too and I’ve been dreaming about sweatshirt weather! These brownies look absolutely amazing – I love your blog!

  40. Jaclyn — July 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    These look so amazingly good!!! Beautiful pics as always!

  41. Sharnee — October 21, 2013 at 2:32 am

    These Peanut Butter Snicker Brownies look amazing! Although I could only imagine how many calories would be in once slice. You could even substitute some of the ingredients with healthier options if your wanting a cheeky treat thats not so full of calories!

    – Chocolate could be substituted for organic cacao
    – Butter could be switched to a more healthier nut butter
    – Instead of sugar, a natural sweetener could be used such as Agave
    – Include choc chip nibs, or organic choc chips instead of the snickers bar

    Thanks for the great Idea, I will be sure to let you know how my healthier alternative to these delicious brownies go!

  42. Erin — April 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Hello,

    Do you freeze the Peanut Butter Snickers beforehand?

    Thank you!

    –Erin

    • Jamie Lothridge — May 5th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Erin,
      I didn’t, but you can if you want to. They’ll stay more “themselves” in the finished product.
      – Jamie

  43. Nini Eat Drink Travelicious — March 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Your brownie looks beautiful! I am in love with all your food photos!!!

    • Jamie — March 10th, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Nini-
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      -Jamie

  44. huma — June 17, 2015 at 8:56 am

    are the fun size snickers small square ones?

    • Jamie — June 18th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Huma-
      The fun size are a little larger but the little squares will work too. I hope this helps.

      -Jamie

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