Monday, October 29, 2012

Easy Decadent Brownies

There is a lot of talk in blogland about Oreo Brownies right now, especially using the Oreos with the seasonal orange filling. Basically, you bake  the oreo in a brownie batter.  But  my favorite candy is the Reese's Peanut Butter cup, so I decided to try this concept with them.  Using a prepared Ghirardelli Brownie mix, mixed according to directions, I layered the following in a parchment lined  9 by 9 inch baking pan.  First I pressed a roll of Pillsbury Peanut Butter cookie dough in the bottom of the pan.  Next I layered a bag of Pepperidge Farm toffee chip and pecan cookies and then topped them with the peanut butter cups.  Finally you pour the brownie mix over the top and bake according to the package directions.  I lined the pan with parchment paper so they would come out easily.   Let them cool completely before cutting into squares.  If you look closely at the brownie, you can see the pecan toffee layer and the peanut butter cup.  But they soak up the batter and become a soft gooey center of the brownie.  I warmed them a little in the microwave to re-energize that  chocolate gooey-ness and topped them with salted caramel ice cream.  Heaven on a plate!  Now I have to give them away, so that I don't eat them all.  Help me please!
Just imagine the possibilities with this recipe - what's your favorite candy in a brownie?!!!  We will be joining Foodie Friday at  Check out some great fall food ideas.


Anonymous said...

mmmmmm YUM! I'm looking for a good baking recipe while we wait out this hurricane today. I might need to be more resourceful because we can't go to the grocery store, but those look so good! Love you! I'll try to send you some hurricane Sandy pictures as long as I'm still out of danger. - JWH

Deena said...

Todd and I are on our way! They sound and look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks so delicious!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a seriously decedent dessert! Oh my goodness I can just smell that gooey chocolate goodness. I love how you styled it too! Very elegant!