Three kinds of peanut butter added to the top of a chewy brownie is definitely a treat you don't want to miss. These Peanut Butter Nutter Butter Brownie Bars are a delicious treat to enjoy after dinner. Or for breakfast...you won't find me judging.
Raise your hand if you are a brownie lover. Now brownie lovers...raise your hand if you like peanut butter. If you aren't raising your hand, you might want to skip this recipe. These bars are loaded with peanut butter and brownie love through and through.
There is something about a gooey bar that I just can't resist. Of course maybe if I would only bake once a week, I could resist better 🙂 But since I have this crazy desire to bake all the time, I end up taste testing all these recipes.
And by taste testing, I really mean eat 4 bars in one day. What? I'm just making sure they hold up well. You never know how an hour could change things, right? #foodbloggerproblems
Now I do love baking muffins and cookies, but something about a delicious and easy brownie/bar just calls out to me. I'm sure it is the easy factor that I tend to go for.
The brownie crust in these bars is chewy and chocolatey. You will make it using a box brownie mix and just a few ingredients. This brownie is not your typically fluffy brownie. Mixing in a stick of softened butter and 1 egg makes a soft dough that you will press into the bottom of the pan.
Now for all the peanut butter goodness on top.
Nutter Butter cookies and peanut butter chips get sprinkled on top. Don't worry about it looking good because you will cover it all with a peanut butter sweetened condensed milk mixture. That's three times the peanut butter love on top of that amazing brownie crust. Sprinkle the top with some mini chocolate chips. Or don't. That's up to you. But honestly if you are turning down extra chocolate, who are you?
Waiting for these to bake and cool is definitely hard to do. You could do some house cleaning or go for a walk while you wait. Anything to distract you from cutting into the bars before they are ready. Although, I'm really thinking a bowl of this hot brownie with ice cream on top does sound like an awesome thing. Ok, never mind. You don't have to wait. Just add ice cream to cool it off a bit so you don't burn your tongue on the hot topping.
Or show some restraint and wait to cut them into nice cute squares. It's your call 🙂
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