Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars

Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars

Wellll hellllloooooo beautiful brownie peanut butter magic bar. How you doin’?

{Tell me the truth, you just said that in your best Joey voice, right? Could there be a better TV show?}

Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars

These kind of speak for themselves, am I right? I think I *may* have just blown your diets to pieces. Sorry.

Actually…I’m not really sorry. If I can’t avoid sugar than neither can you! πŸ˜‰

I’ve been on a magic bar kick lately. I made monster magic bars, cookies ‘n cream magic bars, almond white chocolate magic bars, and I have a few more save to share with you. They are just SO easy to make and so sinfully good! The possibilities are endless.

These babies…well. The crust is a brownie. You know that whole “make a crust out of cake mix” idea? With one stick of butter and an egg? I did it with brownies.

{You’re welcome.}

Then I chopped up some peanut butter cups and added peanut butter chips and chocolate chips along with my favorite drink, sweetened condensed milk.

These brownies are a mouthful. They are a meal. Skip lunch and eat two of these bad boys. Take that Weight Watchers!

Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars

Could there be a better magic bar? I’m not sure…

Did you make this recipe?

Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars

The 7-layer bar for the new year! A brownie crust filled with peanut butter cups AND peanut butter chips!


  • 1 box Brownie Mix (19.5 ounces)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 8 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Beat brownie mix, butter, and egg in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until combined. (Mixture will be thick.) Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips over the brownie crust. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the candy.
  4. Bake 28-30 minutes, until edges of brownies begin to brown. Let cool completely before slicing into bars. (Little goes a log way – these babies are rich! Cut small bars for best consumption.)
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Do you like magic bars and brownies? Check out my Brownies/Bars Pinboard to get some fabulous ideas! Here are a few of my favorites:

Magic Turtle Bars by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
Caramel Pretzel Ooey Gooey Bars by Something Swanky
Chocolate Peanut Butter 7-Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel


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  1. Thanks for the linky love girlfriend! A brownie base is simply genius. I cannot get enough of these magic/7 layer bars and may have like, four recipes to be posted. Ugh, I am stuck in a throw-everything-on-top-and-pour-scmilk-on-it rut.

  2. Oh my gosh. I actually don’t make much with SC milk these days. Because I end up eating half of it with a spoon.

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  4. I started reading your blog after your guest post on Kristin’s kNook! Yes, I read that in my Joey voice, AND I read “Could there BE a better….” in my Chandler voice. Can’t help it! πŸ™‚

    These sound AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nope. I don’t think there could be a better brownie. Or show!! DROOLING

  6. absolutely said in a joey voice – how I miss that show:(
    totally making these tomorrow, and then I will need to get fatter, fat pants
    but I’m pretty sure it’ll be worth it

  7. Oh wow! Who needs to diet when you have those?

  8. Absolute YUM!

  9. Holy yum! These are definitely magical!

  10. Yeah these could really only be more magical if they magically had zero calories. I can dream right? Or just lie to myself? … Or just console myself with a second brownie?

  11. ok so my healthy eating should be put on a hold since I don’t think i could EVER resist one of these!! I think I have food A.D.D. – I want your oat banana cookies AND these brownie PB bars at the same time. lol!

  12. Yes, I did read that in my Joey voice. Best show and best brownie magic bars! I totally want brownie crust on everything now!!!

  13. Oh my gosh I can feel my blood sugar rising just looking at them! Yummy!

  14. I’m making these tonight for a friend who had surgery this week. The plan is to give them ALL to her. We’ll see how that goes…

    Happy Friday =)

  15. Keep the magic bars coming! Especially the peanut butter varieties

  16. oh my… these look fantastic. I love doctoring up a box mix and making it my own!

  17. These are totally 100% fat free, sugar free, diet friendly…right? Can I just pretend they are? Because they look fantastic!!

  18. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate makes my mouth water. It’s a bonus when the recipe is this easy!! Love the looks and sounds of these magic bars. πŸ™‚

  19. Ugh… how can I stay healthy this year when you show me these. hehe. YUM!!

  20. Oooo… those look oh so good!

  21. Seriously!!!! Two of my favorite things ever all rolled into one. Can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚

  22. I would gladly skip several meals for these wonderful bars of heaven! Magic, indeed! Chocolatey peanut buttery gooodnesssssss!!!

  23. I keep thinking about these since I saw them yesterday from my Reader. The combo of choco, PB, and all the Magic Bar type layers – YES!

  24. “…my favorite drink, sweetened condensed milk.” Hahaha! I love that stuff too. Though, maybe not to drink. πŸ˜‰

    These look fabulous!

  25. Could these BE more evil genius?????

  26. This might be a stupid question, but do you mix the brownies up according to the directions on the box, and add the butter and egg? Or is it just the dry mix plus butter and egg? Slow…

  27. LOVE Friends, and I LOVE these magic bars. Weight Watchers whhhhaat?

  28. These look seriously decadent. I love those big chunks of pb…

  29. How is it that you made something so decadent so easy?! I am definitely going to be trying this one! The gals at my work thank you already! = )

  30. I have these in the oven right now!! I’m so excited!

  31. I just exercised and now I see this…I must readjust my schedule….delicious!

  32. Geez Dorothy! You’re killing me here! I could knock down a few of these EASY.

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  34. Yum! Dorothy these look awesome; saving this recipe to surprise my husband with soon! Thanks for all these great pics that keep my mouth watering! πŸ˜‰
    Mackenzie πŸ™‚

  35. Brownies always qualify as a meal around these parts! πŸ˜‰ What new camera lens did you get? Your pictures really are looking amazing. I got a new camera for Christmas and I’m totally afraid of it! Well… mostly afraid after all that money hubby spent that my pictures still won’t be great… I’m afraid to look at them!!

    • Yay! That’s great! I got a 35mm f/1.8 prime lens, although I’m reading all these bloggers getting new lenses and they are 50mm not 35. But I like mine. πŸ™‚ The pics will be awesome. It’s amazing how much faster I take pics now. Only 75 or so for each food, ha!

  36. Oh my! these look so goood!
    Ive pinned to save this recipe to make soon. =)

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  38. Breakfast? Oh yes!! πŸ™‚


  40. I was wondering if you perhaps have a Recipe for Big Chocolate Chip Cookies? I’ve been searching for a very long time and still have yet to find what I’m looking for. What I’m searching for are like Big Chocolate Chip Cookies that are more Cake-Like? Not sure if you have anything along those lines but your Recipe for the Brownies are absolutely Delish!!! I’m kinda a Brownie Nut as well as Cookie. Lol Well thank you so much and God Bless!!!

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  43. OH DOROTHY!! These yummy bars look totally irresistible! You are such a creative genius! YUMMMMM-OOOOOO!!

  44. I just tried to make the Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars and it was kinda an epic fail. The center did not cook. I had them in for 40+ minutes and they were just goo. Should I cook the brownies a little first then add all the toppings. The toppings got so brown that they didn’t look pretty to bring to a party. They still tasted fantastic what isn’t to love about those ingredients but I couldn’t cut them to serve.

    • I’m so sorry Carrie! I suppose lots of things could cause that to happen, oven temp differences and altitude and those sorts of things. Cooking them for about 10 minutes first might work, or using a thinner pan possible too (like a jelly roll instead of a 9×13). I’m so sorry they browned too much. Sometimes, if I notice things browning too much, I’ll put some foil on top during baking. I’ve never done it to magic bars, but I have done it to pies. Sorry for the troubles!

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  49. I love these! This is my 3rd time making them and today I am making 2 batches. I want to freeze a batch. Is that ok?

    • Yes! I always freeze bars. Just make sure they’re in a tightly sealed container and in a single layer – the SCM may make them stick together if you stack them. A few Quart or a Gallon sized ziploc is perfect for this!

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  51. These are AWESOME. Β Seriously. Β So wrong and so irresistible. Β I only have one thing to add…. Β  when spreading the brownie “dough” – use a piece of saran wrap! Β Put the dough in the dish in clumps and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Β Then you can use your hands without making a mess (so much easier and faster than trying to do it with a spatula) and the cling wrap just peels right off. Β Done and done. Β WE LOVE THESE DARN THINGS. Β Thank you!

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