I 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.
**Update: I recently learned that Ball canning jars are NOT oven safe so I’ve changed the directions for this blog post.**
Bake the brownies according to the directions on the package. Use a small cookie cutter or the top of the mason jar to cut circles of cooked brownies out of the 9×13 pan. Place the brownie circles in the mason jars.
Pipe on store bought chocolate frosting.
I 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.
Just put the peanut butter cup chunks on top of the chocolate frosting.
To 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.
I piped the peanut butter frosting on top of the peanut butter cups.
The 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.
These 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. Make the brownies according to the instructions on the package. Use a small cookie cutter or the top of the mason jar to cut circles of cooked brownies out of the 9×13 pan. Place the brownie circles in the mason jars.
1-16oz container of chocolate frosting
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!