BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Haran's Peanut Butter Square Chippy Cups

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:20
  • Estimated Cost $10

Today is my friend Haran's birthday, so, I decided to make one of his favorite desserts --Peanut Butter Square Chippy Cups.

Peanut butter squares are a kind of a "youngest sibling," residing beneath the ubiquitous fame of their big sister, the Blondie, and their older brother, the Peanut Butter Cookie. That said, they have established their own fanbase amongst cookie and bar enthusiasts, and when situated next to them at a picnic or bakesale, will stand up and sing, "look at me! I am a neologism!" while their older siblings are ignored. 

A legend surrounds the roots of this hybrid dessert, still whispered from time to time in the halls of Lakeshore Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. The old story goes that a homeroom teacher, speaking in the kind of prophetic/exhausted state that goes with being with adolescents for too many hours, attempted to demonstrate the kind of care that goes into writing a book report. 

  "You have to make a plan. A recipe. You can't just throw a bunch of flour in a bowl, add some butter and 2 eggs and there you go, 'PEANUT BUTTER SQUARE CHIPPY CUPS!'"

Well, Haran claims to have been there on the day these words were spoken. And while the first actual P.B.S.C.C. was not baked until some years later (bringing Mr. Kellett's prophecy to fruition), the salty-sweet-chocolate combo proved that indeed, you can't just mix a bunch of ingredients together and make magic. It takes a great recipe. And, in this case, a memory like Haran's. He's a great fellow, and such a likable guy, I believe you will find this recipe to be almost as much fun as reminiscing with him.

These are basically like classic blondies, but with a fun (and delicious!) twist: chopped (or mini) peanut butter cups stirred in. As they bake, the peanut butter cups melt into little globules of indulgent, creamy, peanutty goodness, situated in a buttery vanilla base. They're a refreshing take on brownies--and a great way to use up the peanut butter cups you inevitably have laying around post-Halloween.

Happy Birthday Haran!



  • 1 1/2 cups (packed) dark brown sugar ​Pantry
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted ​$1 for a stick
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten ​$1.50 for 6
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (use the real stuff--not imitation) ​$4 for 4 oz.
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ​Pantry
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder ​Pantry
  • 1/2 tsp salt ​Pantry
  • 6 oz. peanut butter cups, chopped (or use the really little ones from Trader Joe's) $3.50 for 12 oz.

Recipe Serves 9-12


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 13" x 9" baking pan (a great trick: use the wrapper from the butter for this).
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla just until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Gently fold the dry ingredients mixture to the brown sugar mixture.
  6. Stir in the chopped (or mini) peanut butter cups.
  7. Spread into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool before cutting into bars and serving.

Category: Meals

Tags: , , ,

Share this Recipe: Share on Facebook Tweet This! Pin it on Pinterest

Leave a Comment

Textile help (For formatting your comment)

What They're Saying

Morgan, on Nov 7, 10:23 AM, wrote:

These were so great!! I made them last night for my friends and we ate the entire batch! So chewy and delicious. Will definitely make again.

Penny Stock Tips, on Dec 6, 01:38 AM, wrote:

I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

intraday trading tips, on Dec 6, 02:12 AM, wrote:

The post is written in very a good manner and it entails many useful information for me.

Share Market Calls, on Nov 5, 02:47 AM, wrote:

Share market calls provide best stock market tips. Our stock market tips accuracy is 90%. We provide stock market tips in many segments. Equity tips, Stock cash tips, stock future tips, Stock option tips.
Commodity tips, MCX tips, Bullion tips, Gold tips, Silver tips, Metal tips, Forex tips.

Share Market Calls, on Nov 5, 02:51 AM, wrote:

Share market calls provide best <a href=“”>stock market tips</a>. Our stock market tips accuracy is 90%. We provide stock market tips in many segments. Equity tips, Stock cash tips, stock future tips, Stock option tips.
Commodity tips, MCX tips, Bullion tips, Gold tips, Silver tips, Metal tips, Forex tips.

commodity live rate, on Nov 5, 03:57 AM, wrote:

Commodity live rate provide best stock market tips. We provide high accuracy commodity tips, Bullion tips, gold tips, Silver tips and base metals, and NCDEX agri tips.

xender for pc, on May 23, 07:13 PM, wrote:

Nice presentation

viber for pc, on Jun 27, 09:51 AM, wrote:

Superb information it is. Thanks for it nmbb

ali, on Aug 31, 05:49 PM, wrote:

I use basically superior fabrics : you will discover these products by: Benefits of Coconut Water

ali, on Sep 4, 01:21 AM, wrote:

Interestingly you write, I will address you’ll find exciting and interesting things on similar topics. Text Your Ex Back

ali, on Sep 4, 04:12 AM, wrote:

For many people this is important, so check out my profile: The Magic of Making Up

ali, on Sep 17, 05:23 AM, wrote:

Actually I read it yesterday but I had some thoughts about it and today I wanted to read it again because it is very well written. voyance amour

wealth it global, on Oct 12, 06:05 AM, wrote:

very nice presentation. Thank you for sharing this

ali, on Oct 13, 01:21 AM, wrote:

I should assert barely that its astounding! The blog is informational also always fabricate amazing entitys. Happy New Year 2018

situs togel, on Oct 13, 06:11 PM, wrote:

Chippy cups

ali, on Oct 17, 02:42 AM, wrote:

I am always searching online for storys that can accommodate me. There is obviously a multiple to understand about this. I feel you made few salubrious points in Attributes moreover. Detain busy, awesome career! Impianti fotovoltaici a San sperate sperate/impianti-fotovoltaici-o-solari

situs judi poker, on Nov 21, 06:40 PM, wrote:

These were so great

Muslim Black Magic Healer In Uk, on Oct 17, 05:12 AM, wrote:

I Must Recommend Your Website To Friends. Good Luck

judi roulette online, on Dec 20, 02:46 AM, wrote:

Judi Roulette Online hanya di fajartoto

Career Problem Solution, on Feb 21, 02:47 AM, wrote:

Thank you so much for sharing such useful information. Everything is very precise explanation of the issues. It was truly informative.

free astrology consultancy advice online, on Jul 19, 09:58 PM, wrote:

I check your blog again and again. Best of luck for your new article.