Peanut Butter Cup Brownies In A Jar

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies In A JarI made these little beauties for my party on Monday and they were delicious!  Over the top??  Sure, but delicious anyway!  And besides being adorable, they were easy to make!  They consist of brownies, chocolate frosting, peanut butter cups and peanut butter frosting.

Scoop Brownie Mix Into JarsI purchased a 12 pack of 4 oz jelly jars and a brownie mix from Walmart.  I made the brownie batter according to the directions on the package.  Then, I greased the bottoms only of the glass jars and set them on a baking sheet.  Next, I added brownie batter to each jar.  I ended up with extra batter so the recipe could actually make more than 12 desserts.

Brownies Baked In JarsI baked the brownies for about 20 minutes at 350°F .  They were gooey when we ate them so if you like your brownies well done, you will want to bake them for longer.

Frosting On Brownies In JarsOnce the brownies were cool, I piped in store bought chocolate frosting.

Chopped Reese's Peanut Butter CupsI cut a bunch of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into small chunks…sorry I didn’t count how many but I think you need a little more than 1 peanut butter cup per jar.

Peanut Butter Cups In Jars
Just put the peanut butter cup chunks on top of the chocolate frosting.

Peanut Butter FrostingTo make the peanut butter frosting, I mixed together 1 container of store bought vanilla frosting and 1 cup of peanut butter.  Then, I mixed in 1 cup of powdered sugar.  After that I added, 3 tablespoons of half-n-half and beat it until it was creamy.

Peanut Butter Cup Frosting In JarsI piped the peanut butter frosting on top of the peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies In A JarThe last thing I did was stick 1/4 of a peanut butter cup into the peanut butter frosting.  I stored them in the fridge until I was ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies In A JarThese were seriously delicious but very rich.  They were almost too much to eat in one sitting…not because of the size of the jars but because of how sweet they were!

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies In A Jar

by The Gunny Sack

1 brownie mix
~water, eggs and oil that are called for on the box
Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix up the brownie batter according to the instructions on the box.  Grease the bottoms only of  4 oz jelly jars (I used 12 but had extra batter).  Put about 2 tbsp of brownie batter into each jar.  I used my cookie dough scoop and just eyeballed it.  Place the jars on a cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes for gooey brownies and longer for well done brownies.

Chocolate Layer:
1-16oz container of chocolate frosting
After the brownies have cooled, pipe chocolate frosting into each jar, over the brownies.

Peanut Butter Cup Layer:
About 18 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Cut the peanut butter cups into chunks and place them on top of the chocolate frosting in the jars.

Peanut Butter Frosting:
1-16 oz container of vanilla frosting
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp half-n-half
Mix together the vanilla frosting and peanut butter.  Add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Beat in 3 tbsp half-n-half until smooth and creamy.  Pipe the peanut butter frosting over the peanut butter cups in the jars.

Top each frosting peak with 1/4 of a peanut butter cup and store in the fridge until ready to serve!

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  1. sue patton says:

    Gotta share what I did with these…Needed a holiday bake sale item for a fundraiser so I actually started by making the brownies in a cupcake pan. At my favorite dollar store I purchased a bag of red plastic forks,a couple of bags of clear cello treat sacks and a bag of clear plastic cocktail glasses. Sliced the brownies in half, put the bottom half into the cup,piped in the chocolate frosting and a few of the reese chunks, popped in the top of the brownies, another little layer of reese’ chunks and then piped in the pnut butter frosting and popped a reese’ mini on top…stuck one of my red forks down into he side of the cup and placed each cup in a cello bag and tied it tight with he twistie around the fork. They were ADORABLE and sold for TWO DOLLARS each!! So…at the next bake sale I repeated these, but also made a couple of dozen with Andes mints, green tinted mint frosting on top and a green fork and then made double chocolate frosting kit kat ones and used yellow forks and snickers ones with a pnut butter frosting topper again with gold forks….I actually picked up party napkins to match the forks this time and presented each purchase with a matching napkin.These sold for 2.50 each!! People loved them because they could walk around eating their treat while they looked at the other craft tables…they had their fork, napkin, and when they were done everything went into the cello bag and got tossed away neatly! I can’t tell you how many folks stopped on their way out to buy a couple to take home!! Two of these fit nicely in a brown paper lunch bag (50 for a 1.00 at the dollar store)!! I dd decide to make my own icing rather than buying the icing in a can the second time because it increased the profit per unit…but now I also make sure that whenever I see icing on sale…or brownie mixes…i grab a few and store them in my pantry for the next bake sale!!

    • Wonderful! I am so happy to hear that! The Andes mints version sounds fantastic. My sister is having a craft sale soon. I will have to tell her to try to make these! ~Tonia

      • sue patton says:

        Great! Tell your sister that we completely sold out of these both times! Loads of our other baked goods went home with the moms and grandmas. We actually could have sold triple what I baked because we were sold out long before the craft show was over and had so many folks come asking for them. I wonder how we’d do if we each baked a different flavor and had a complete “candy brownie cup” stand? This year I am going to add curly ribbons to the twist ties, add a few sprinkles and try cranking the price up to 3 bucks! I’m an old retailer from way back and I know for sure that…PRESENTATION=SALES!! ( of course…the yumminess of this great treat is what brought so many customers back to buy extras to take home!!!)

  2. Rosey Newman says:

    be nice to be able to print this off. I hate it when I find good recipes and not able to print them off.

    • Thanks for the feedback Rosey! I’ll update the post when I get a chance but for now I would suggest that you copy and paste the recipe onto a blank document and print it off that way. Happy Baking! ~Tonia

  3. Diana Hawes says:

    Tonia, Can you tell me how to print this? Usually you have a print icon and I just print out your absolutely wonderful recipes. Thankyou Diana

    • Sorry Diana, this recipe is from my old website and doesn’t have the right formatting yet. I will email it to you so that you can print it. Have a great weekend!

  4. This looks amazing!!! I know a similar one. Make the brownies according to the box. Pour into jars. Then put one caramel in the center of each. Bake. Top with chopped pecans, hot fudge and cool whip. Serve warm. It is very good. Also for people with peanut allergies this is a nice alternative.

  5. I made this & took it to work. Everybody loved it !! Will be a keeper !!!!!

  6. looks delicious, I want

  7. Pinning this yummy looking recipe :) thank you!!

  8. This would be a decent idea if any part of the recipe was homemade. Chocolate and peanut butter is overdone enough, at least make it yourself before you post it online.

    • This would be a decent comment if any of it had been kind. Leaving rude comments is overdone enough, at least make yours original before posting!

      • Amen. I love easy cute recipes but I’m no purist like some. I can happily eat anything if it’s good and boy do these look yummy. :)

  9. Peanut butter and brownies together! Yummy!

  10. It’s a double feature for these! I included them in a special Valentine’s Chocolate post today. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. these just LOOK so nice! I am sure they taste great too. What a cute way to present a brownie! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party!

  12. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up! (How could I not?!) Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like.

  13. These look so wonderful and I love my mason jars, can’t wait to try these, yum! Pinned!

  14. That was such a great recipe and presentation that I had to share it on my blog.
    I used one photo and linked back to your site. Hope you don’t mind.
    Thank you for sharing that. I love your site. Lot’s of cute ideas.

  15. I am pinning this and adding it to my blog!! I am pregnant and any of these ideas have me running to the grocery store for ingredients.


  16. I’m already drooling!

  17. Wow, looks like a great recipe!

  18. These look heavenly. So delicious and such a great presentation. I have pinned this. I am a new follower visiting from Whipperberry. Vicky from Mess For Less

  19. all I can say is drool! Going to pin them now!
    You should join me for Handmade 52! -Katie

  20. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

  21. oh my tonia you have suddenly given me a ravenous raving for all things peanut butter and chocolate. they look ah-mazing!!

  22. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! And Happy SITS day!

  23. These look SOOO adorable. I totally want one for breakfast, LOL!! Nicely done :)

  24. OH my word, these are crazy good looking!

  25. YUM! The peanut butter frosting is making me hungry!

  26. WOW! Just found a new dessert for girls night! I think I saw the little jam jars at my local Michael’s so I know where I’m headed tonight. :~) Stopping by from Thriving on Thursdays. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  27. Oh.Heaven!!
    Thanks for sharing…my waistline will thank yoy later! :)

  28. This looked way too good to not click over and check it out. Popped over from google + and so glad I did. Amazing!!

  29. A. You are an amazing photographer. B. You are an amazing cook!! Yummy!!

    Totally off topic, do you ever offer decor advice.. I have followed your blog for awhile, as a fellow CB member, and LOVE your ideas…I have two problem spots in my house that I can’t figure out what to do, and would love someone to offer some feedback! :) let me know!! :)

  30. I so have to make these, yummy!

  31. Tonia, over the top? Is there any other way to eat chocolate and peanut butter in one sitting? LOL OMG. That’s all I can say! xx

    Anne xx

  32. uuuummm deliciussssssssssssssssssssss

  33. I love the idea of baking the brownies in jars. What a fabulous way to present them as gifts as well as a show stopper (heart stopping?) gift! :-)
    I saw packs of small preserving jars on eBay and almost bought them. Think I’m going to have to go back and get ‘em!
    Di x

  34. Wow, wow, wow… this looks like the ultimate dessert!! I love everything about it, especially how it’s just one layer of awesomeness topped with another layer of awesomeness. And in a jar= adorable! Pinning it right now!
    Laurie :)

  35. OMG, those look amazing and deadly all at the same time! :)

  36. Did you seriously frost them with chocolate, sprinkle on PB cups and then frost with PB frosting? I think I love you. :) I’d love for you to join my linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday. The linky runs through Friday. :)

  37. What a cute, scrumptious idea! Thanks for sharing..time for me to find some jars!!! Thanks for sharing

  38. These look heavenly! And so cute in the jar too…always wanted to try that!

  39. Love it! This is such a fun idea!

  40. Love your dessert table, very cool!

  41. This looks soooo good !!

  42. MUST.HAVE.NOW. :)

  43. OK…. making these with my caramels now for the family for Valentines Day. They will LOVE these! You clever baker you.


  44. It all looks fantastic, especially that peanut butter frosting! I have GOT to make these!

  45. Oh Tonia, I’m crawling through the screen to get to these lol. They look amazing!

  46. Oh,Man! Chocolate and peanut butter= my weakness! These look AMAZING! Yum!

  47. Tonia, Tonia, Tonia…these look like they came from some gourmet bakery! Never mind how good they look they sound delicious!

  48. Wow, this sounds so amazing! Reese’s cups are my absolute favorite dessert. I am putting this on my must try list!

  49. Amazing! I have got to pin this for a later time. Wow!

  50. Oh my! Brownies in a gorgeous portable version-brilliant!

  51. Sinful!

  52. WOWZA!!!! Those look amazing!! My husband would love this!

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