Rich and fudgy brownies are stuffed with a layer of peanut butter filling – these peanut butter brownies are like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in brownie form!
Today is a very important day – it is TheBetterHalf’s Birthday! As the biggest chocolate peanut butter lover of all time (I’m pretty sure he thinks he was the first person to like the delicious flavor combo), I of course had to make him something choco pb. And since I already made a chocolate peanut butter cake for Chez CateyLou’s birthday, I made TheBetterHalf Peanut Butter Brownies! Fudgy chocolate brownies with a thick peanut butter layer sandwiched right in the middle – if that doesn’t scream Birthday Treat, I don’t know what does!
TheBetterHalf and I are almost exactly 6 months apart. My half-birthday was yesterday. He thinks that half-birthdays are not a thing, but in my family they are! I bought myself some flowers and ate a peanut butter brownie to celebrate 🙂
But anyway, for 6 months of the year I am older than him and he looooves to point out that fact. I told him that once I turn 30, he’s not allowed to joke about me being old anymore. And I turn the big 3-0 on my next birthday – so you know what that means – now he can officially never make fun of me for being old again!! Ha – we’ll see if that actually happens…
So about these peanut butter brownies – they are pretty much a chocolate peanut butter lovers dream dessert. They are literally like a giant Reese’s PB Cup! The brownie is a standard super fudgy brownie. And then the middle layer is tons of peanut butter mixed with confectioner’s sugar! Peanut butter chips and chocolate chips are “icing on the cake” – they look pretty and and add a little extra flavor and texture.
These are SO good. As I was editing the pictures last night, I kept getting up to eat another little piece. Just a tiny sliver. Ok then another. And suddenly a whole (giant) brownie was gone! Dangerous. Sorry TheBetterHalf – I ate most of your birthday treat!
Don’t feel too sorry for him though – we’re going to Carbone tonight for dinner to celebrate! He wrote about our meal in this post, and we loved it so much that we’re going back. Can’t wait to celebrate with my favorite!
We don’t mess around when it comes to birthdays around here!
Like my Birthday Brownie Pudding
Or Chez CateyLou’s birthday cake – Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting!
But if you want to keep things lighter, try these Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies. Still birthday-worthy good!