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Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

by Jamie on August 11, 2011

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I’ve been on a pretty major brownie kick lately – I’m talking 3 different varieties in one week. I’m officially brownied out for a while, but the good news is that I’ll be sharing all the chocolately goodness with you in weeks to come.

First on the list are these incredibly rich and decadent Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies. I first became aware of these little square nuggets of bliss when Amber guest posted her recipe for Peanut Butter Snickeroos. I was intrigued, they but didn’t make their way into my shopping cart until last week.

I tried one as soon as I got home (purely for research purposes of course) and knew they would be bad news if I kept them in the house for too long. In fact, a certain someone was smuggling them from the kitchen and into his pockets – I found the wrapper evidence in the dryer.

With a gazillion calories at our immediate reach, I decided to bake them into a batch of brownies and pass them along to my dad, brother, and mom’s boyfriend. Knowing full well they couldn’t resist noshing down on deep, dark chocolate brownies flecked with chunks of Peanut Butter Snickers deliciousness.

Well, they were a hit. My dad actually hid his and rationed them over two days, so the vulchers (co-workers) didn’t wipe him out with one pass of his desk.

These brownies are rich, decadent and have the perfect chewy texture. So sure, they may be calorie bombs. But they’re worth every extra step on the treadmill, I swear. Plus, since they’re so rich, you don’t have to have a big serving to satisfy any intense chocolate craving you may be having.

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Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

August 11th, 2011

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa or Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
12 Peanut Butter Snickers Squares, each cut into 4 pieces

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" x 13" pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, add sugar and stir to combine. Continue heating mixture just until it's hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but don’t let it bubble. It should get a shiny appearance as you stir it. According the lovely bakers at King Arthur Flour, heating this mixture a second time dissolves more of the sugar, which will create a shiny top crust the brownies.

3. While the sugar heats a second time, crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, and beat them with an electric mixer on low speed and add in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.

4. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth.

5. Add the flour and stir until just combined.

6. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Place an even layer of Peanut Butter Snickers onto the brownie batter. Slightly push the Peanut Butter Snickers into the batter. Top with the remaining batter and smooth the batter to cover the Snickers pieces.

7. Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool completely on a rack before cutting and serving.

Notes:

- I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder because I was out of Dutch-process. The results were delicious. I would not recommend using regular unsweetened cocoa.
- Not a fan of Peanut Butter Snickers? No problem. Sub in another candy bar like Almond Joy, regular Snickers, Twix, Reese Cups, etc.

Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Copyright © My Baking Addiction.


{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

These look beyond amazing!!! Thanks for making me want to get busy right away in the kitchen :)

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Maris (in Good Taste) August 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Beyond decadent!

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Brooke (Baking with Basil) August 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

So rich and fudgy!!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Oh my…they are so deliciously dark looking. The recipe looks fabulous!

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Caroline @ chocolate and carrots August 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Oh my YUM! I thought I was full…but looking at that photo makes me hungry again! ;-)

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Diane {Created by Diane} August 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

YUMMY!!!
I don’t even need to say more, one look says it all.

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Estela @ Weekly Bite August 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Your pictures are INCREDIBLE!! Gorgeous!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

These brownies sound like pure heaven! I would gladly run and extra 3 miles for a couple of these little guys!

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Cassie [Bake Your Day] August 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Oh my goodness. Snickers are my favorite and combined peanut butter and brownies? Yes, please. Awesome!

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Angela @ The Dancer Bakes August 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I’m going to have to try the Almond Joy version of these – I think my fiancé would melt on the spot! And I am SO with you on the Special Dark cocoa: favorite thing ever :) Great recipe!!

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Kate August 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Oh my stars and stripes I’m drooling!! Making these tonight!

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Bonnie Banters August 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Oh, dream dessert! Have you not hit on everyone’s favorite flavors!

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Vimitha August 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

Looks so very gorgeous and so rich and gooey and tempting

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Erin August 12, 2011 at 12:32 am

Wow… These look great! Not only do the brownies sound and look delicious, I love your photo styling!

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Connie the Cookie Monster August 12, 2011 at 1:08 am

i have yet to try peanut butter snickers :(, but they sound hella good

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 12, 2011 at 1:37 am

My man loves a good snickers bar! These look awesome!

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Kulsum at JourneyKitchen August 12, 2011 at 8:42 am

Oh my. They look great – just the way I like them. And snickers YUmo!!

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Tara @ The Butter Dish August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

I dont know why I read these types of post BEFORE I start my work day. I get NOTHING done!
All I do is dream of the end of the day when I can run from my home office into my kitchen and start baking something wonderful while inspiration is hot and I’m starving.

Curious question though: What do you do with all of the baked goods you make every day? Does the family just eat them all in a day knowing another amazing creation will end up on the table tomorrow?
I’ve so wondered about that with Foodies who bake and cook every day but aren’t selling or giving everything away.

Can it all just be frozen?

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Becca August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

Wow, I love the look of the deep dark chocolate that went in there. I was expecting to see semisweet / bittersweet chocolate that you would need to melt. But boy does that look delicious! :)

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The Blue-Eyed Bakers August 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

Oh goodness…we think we NEED these. Like no choice in the matter, these need to get made ASAP.

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Katie @ Shared Bites August 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

Seriously? Are there people who aren’t into Peanut Butter Snickers? Because I’m not sure I can live in that kind of world. ;) Looking forward to trying the twice-heated butter/sugar mix!

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Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray August 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

Oh my gosh. These look like they are to die for!

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Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique August 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Wow! These look amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Dad August 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Queen, those were the best brownies i have ever eaten, I sure hope you are coming to town soon with another batch, maybe a bigger batch this time Love Dad

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Jamie August 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Dad-
It’s either the brownies or the cookies…you pick! :) Love you!
-Jamie

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Dad August 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

Queen here you go saying I have to pick, Really, I really wanted to add, because the Peanut Butter Pies look scrumptous, . If i had to pick i guess it would have to pick the brownies because I think I would get more in one batch, or maybe the cookies, or why don”t you just move closer Love You Dad

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Naina August 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

These look fantastic! It is no longer safe to read your blog on an empty stomach.

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Mellie August 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

peanut butter and chocolate…what more could you possibly need?

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Ann August 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

These are fabulous! They do look rich and decadent. I wouldn’t be able to stay away if they were in the house….

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Kristina August 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

These look decadent… which means amazing… which means delicious. Can’t wait to try!!!

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Irishbaker August 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

These look delicious and so fudgy!

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Mrs. Jen B August 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I’ve pinned this for future reference because, well, I need these in my life. Big time.

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Lisa August 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I made a batch of these last night for my hubby to take to work. He said they were gone before 10:00 AM and his co-workers want another batch for next week!!! Really delicious (of course, I had to sneak one before they were sent off!). I love the brownie texture since I really dislike cake-like brownies. Thanks for another great recipe!

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Arielle September 12, 2011 at 12:23 am

Please, please, please tell me where I can find those little milk jars! I have no choice but to make these first thing in the morning just so I can stop dreaming about the brownies. Amazing!

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Jamie September 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

Arielle-

All of the milk jars on MBA are vintage jars and were purchased at flea markets. I would recommend checking Etsy or Ebay. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Katie January 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I made a batch myself, but it turned out to be like chocolate cake, soft and smooth texture. I wonder if you might happen to come across such cases. I followed all your steps though :(
Still, it smells really really good!

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Kris March 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Ok, this may sound stupid, I can’t find Dutch process cocoa! I’ve checked whole foods,Kroger, Walmart, and the fresh market….any idea what stores carry it, or am I gonna need to buy it at amazon?

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Jamie March 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Kris-
I was just able to locate it at my locate market, but I typically order it from King Arthur Flour.
-Jamie

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Ksenija March 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm

This is amazing! Everything I love in one recipe. I made my own version of there here : http://www.heelsandbuns.com/brownie-monday/
Hope you’ll like it.
x
K

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