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Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars

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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! 😉

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…

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13” 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.)

Click here to see more PEANUT BUTTER recipes!

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. 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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  6. 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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  8. These are AWESOME.  Seriously.  So wrong and so irresistible.  I only have one thing to add….   when spreading the brownie “dough” – use a piece of saran wrap!  Put the dough in the dish in clumps and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap.  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.  Done and done.  WE LOVE THESE DARN THINGS.  Thank you!

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