Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies


So, I was in Target last week.

Nothing unusual about the visit.
Had the normal things on the list: toothpaste, chicken nuggets, socks…
I did, however, pick up a few items that were a little, um..personal.
So when check-out time came I tried to pick my lane wisely…you know what I mean.
So I chose “aisle 6”.
Sounds like a good choice, right?
Aisle 6 was manned by an older lady, probably in her 70’s who has seen it all and most likely doesn’t even know what a “Spanx” is.
I knew I was safe.
Until…UNTIL…shift change.
As soon as I got up to check out there was a shift change and Grandma Target got replaced by Creeper Craig.
I try not to judge.  Seriously, I try.
But Creeper Craig was one date away from Chris Hansen.
Every “lady” item that came down that conveyor belt he studied and commented on…
“Oh, so you can use Nair on your face?”
“Wow, a super body shaper.  Is that better than just the regular? Hehe”
Not funny Creeper Craig.
And, I saved the best for last, “Does this come in flesh tone?”
He really said that..in a really, REALLY creepy way.  Like, licking his lips creepy.
I came home and showered.
And returned said “body shaper” the next day.
It had bad juju.
But here’s the beauty of Creeper Craig…on my visit back to Target to return the tainted body shaper, I found a little bit of deliciousness.
Peanut Butter Snickers.
Could it be possible to improve on a Snickers bar?
Let me tell you, they are yummy and quite possibly better than the original.
Way to go people at Mars!
Here’s what became of the remaining Peanut Butter Snickers…I say “remaining” because someone may have gone and eaten pretty much the entire bag.  I’m not naming any names, but it may have been me…or maybe not, but maybe…

Make your brownie batter and press unwrapped Snickers square into each cup

 Spreading across the top with a spoon.

The brownies will look like they have sunk in the middle making the perfect little dent for frosting.

While the brownies are cooling make your frosting..peanut butter and chocolate separate.
If you want to make your frosting swirly like I did fill your bag like this…
…peanut butter on one side and the chocolate on the other.
Try to get about 1 cup of each frosting (totaling 2 cups) in your bag.
To get the swirled effect it’s best not to refill you bag.
 Squeeze out the first bit of the frosting until the two flavors are combined
Then pipe on to cooled brownies.
Here’s how they look on the inside…
So I guess I have to say thank you to Creeper Craig for spreading his creepiness on my “body shaper”, BUT it looks like I will now have to go back to Target and re-purchase the returned item, because after eating all the Peanut Butter Snickers in the house I definitely need it.
It’s a vicious cycle, I think Target might be in on this conspiracy.
I just won’t buy it in flesh colored.
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Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies


Ingredients:

For brownies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 1/2 stick butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/23 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 T. milk

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/2 stick butter, room temp.
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/23 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

Brownies

  1. Preheat to 350
  2. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl stir together eggs, vanilla and sugar.
  4. Stir in melted butter.
  5. Sift in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. In each muffin tin add 1/4 cup brownie batter.
  7. Press unwrapped Snickers square into each cup
  8. Spreading across the top with a spoon.
  9. Bake for 15-17 minutes until edges are set and center is not jiggly.
  10. Remove pan from oven and set on a wire cooling rack.
  11. Let the brownie cups cool for at least 30 minutes IN the pan.
  12. When the brownies are cool, use a butter knife to release the edges and flip pan over onto cooling rack.
  13. Carefully flip the brownies over and let them cool completely before frosting.
  14. The brownies will look like they have sunk in the middle making the perfect little dent for frosting.

Frosting

  1. For peanut butter frosting, using a medium sized mixing bowl cream together butter and peanut butter with hand mixer. Slowly add in sifted powdered sugar and then milk. Beat until smooth.
  2. You can add more milk or sugar depending on the consistency you prefer.
  3. For chocolate frosting using a medium sized mixing bowl beat butter with hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add in sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Then add milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  4. You can add more milk or sugar depending on the consistency you prefer.
  5. Fit your piping bag with your tip. (I used a Wilton 1M tip)
  6. For ease, place your piping bag in a glass and fold over the edges so you can fill the bag without holding it.
  7. Spread the peanut butter frosting on one side of the bag…and the chocolate on the other.
  8. Try to get about 1 cup of each frosting (totaling 2 cups) in your bag.
  9. To get the swirled effect it’s best not to refill you bag.
  10. Squeeze out the first bit of the frosting until the two flavors are combined
  11. Then pipe on to cooled brownies.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Celestia
Celestia
April 18, 2017 10:49 am

How many brownie cups does this recipe make?

Monster sweets
January 30, 2013 6:29 pm

They look really tasty. there is so many ideas with American sweets, its great. Keep up the good work. im going to have a go at them myself, fingers crossed they turn out as well as yours.

Shane Birkey
Shane Birkey
January 26, 2013 5:32 pm

How many “cupcakes” does this make?

Alice
Alice
May 31, 2012 2:20 pm

I think those look fantastic and I find it totally hilarious that you had to say “Press unwrapped Snickers square into each cup” because I KNOW that there are people that would not have unwrapped them…I know it…too funny. Thanks as always for your wonderful sense of humor and yummy recipes.

Kewl Granny of Six
Kewl Granny of Six
April 14, 2011 10:18 pm

That was too cute Target creeper huh…..thanks for the recipe looks delicious!

gerri8564
gerri8564
April 13, 2011 2:48 pm

Are you kidding me? A post about Spanx and Snickers Brownies? I think I love you!! 😉

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com
Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com
February 25, 2011 1:58 am

love the idea of the brownie mix in the muffin pan AND the frosting on top.

I think I need to join you with the bodyshapers….

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
February 8, 2011 10:46 pm

Oh yummm. I love the two toned frosting. And hey, you got to thank Creeper Craig for these, don't you 🙂

Alli
Alli
February 3, 2011 10:34 am

I've said it before and i'll say it again, I love your blog. I love everything you write (even though i have to google some of it, for example, i had no idea what Spanx were, lol)(I'm in Australia)
You are so funny, and so talented. I'm not licking my lips while saying this, honestly, i'm not creepy LOL!

Meaghan Luby
Meaghan Luby
February 2, 2011 8:02 pm

oh my gosh! i feel like i should have been notified that snickers and peanut butter had been branded together at some point! however, this recipe seems to be the perfect showcase for the new treat! thanks for posting, looks so good i want to die a dozen, glorious, peanut chocolate deaths!

RecipeGirl
RecipeGirl
January 31, 2011 8:09 pm

Oh my aching hips! Love this recipe. Just added it to my 101 faves for Super Bowl Sunday!

vanillabeanbaker
vanillabeanbaker
January 31, 2011 7:45 pm

You are awesome and your brownies look awesome!

Eliana
Eliana
January 30, 2011 9:24 pm

What a genius idea! These look so incredibly tasty. Wish I had one to snack on right now.

ValeVanilla
ValeVanilla
January 30, 2011 4:38 pm

Uauuu! THey look really fabulous!!! I must try cooking them!
ValeVanilla

Cookie Sleuth
Cookie Sleuth
January 30, 2011 1:03 am

I just bought PB Snickers today! Perfect timing! I will have to try this…

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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