Why aren't you making these already?!?!
(Note: the peanut butter flavor is fairly subtle in these, so if you're searching for a real peanut hit I would recommend additional peanut butter cups or peanut containing bars for the chopped candy bar in these brownies. I used Baby Ruth bars, because I had so many left over.)
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped peanut butter cups
3/4 cup chopped candy bars (or additional peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, etc -- go wild!)
Baking spray (or non-stick spray and additional flour)
8-inch square pan
Large mixing bowl
Small, microwave-safe bowl
Place your peanut butter cups in a small microwave-safe bowl, and heat on high for 30 seconds. The chocolate should be entirely melted and the peanut butter softened. If it isn’t soft enough, place back in the microwave for 5 second intervals.
Stir the melted peanut butter cups vigorously until the peanut butter and chocolate combine and there are only small lumps of peanut butter left. Set the peanut butter chocolate aside.
Add flour, salt, and baking powder in the bowl with the wet ingredients. Stir on low until just combined, cleaning down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Pour the batter into the pan (it will be very thick), and spread evenly with your spatula until it fills it entirely. Place in preheated oven and bake 25-30 minutes, until cooked through and smelling of chocolate blissful heaven.
*Definitely not how I eat my brownies. Definitely not while wearing sweatpants and watching reality TV. Definitely.