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

  2. Sinful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  11. MUST.HAVE.NOW. :)

  12. This looks soooo good !!

  13. Love your dessert table, very cool!

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

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

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

  17. 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. :)

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

  19. 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 :)

  20. 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

  21. uuuummm deliciussssssssssssssssssssss

  22. 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

  23. I so have to make these, yummy!

  24. 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!! :)

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

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

  27. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  33. 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!

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

  35. 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

  36. Wow, looks like a great recipe!

  37. I’m already drooling!

  38. 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.


  39. 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.

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

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

  44. Peanut butter and brownies together! Yummy!

  45. 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. :)

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

  47. looks delicious, I want

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

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