I made these and they were fantastic. My daughter said they were the best she ever ate. I suspect the ones without success didn't beat the eggs and sugar enough and mixed too much after adding flour. I cooked for the recommended time, edges were a bit hard when first made but after cutting and storing overnight they were perfect.
There is nothing special about this recipe. You can easily add chopped candy to any brownie recipe! I have not made these, but it is NORMAL for there to be more sugar than flour in a brownie recipe. That is what makes the shiny, brittle crust and the chewy texture. I have been making Martha Stewart's recipe from her book ENTERTAINING for years. The proportions there are: 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour for an 8" square pan. There must be moist crumbs on the toothpick when they are done, or they will be dry. HOWEVER, my recipe calls for 4 eggs, which is only 1/2 as many as the recipe here; hmmmmm.......?
Well, I clicked on the peanut butter cup picture, and it didn't do anything. How can one win like that?
Having read the recipe, I am surprise that no one had tried this, reverse the amounts of the sugar and flour, that seems to be the issue, 3 cups of flour and 1.5 cups sugar. Did that, and they are heavenly.
DO NOT MAKE THIS RECIPE. IT ***** SUCKS. 3 CUPS OF SUGAR??? 1.5 CUPS OF FLOUR? WRONG WRONG WRONG. WASTED MY TIME AND MONEY. *****
Was going to try this recipe but as I look at the ingredients I can't believe that 3 cups of sugar and 1 1/2 cups of flour is correct????
I tried this recipe but cheated and it came out great, I took a package brownie mix and stirred in the penut butter cups and used penut oil for the oil the package mix asked for. I followed the recipe for fudgy brownies on the box. I used the package directions for baking times and pan size as well.. They came out great, when cooled about 3/4 of the way I made a penutbutter frosting and then drizzled melted chocolate over the top for a real penut butter cup taste. I can't give a calorie count for this since it put it into the stratosphere I'm sure. But the hubby and kids loved it. I thought it was a little too sweet with the penut butter frosting, I liked it with the PB cups and not frosted.
Got too crusty. Will try one more time in glass baking dish. Taste great, but burned on edges. Hopefully a better outcome. Were easy to mix up and tasted great.
I made them and they turned out okay. Kind of hard, but they still tasted really good!!
this recipe needs to add about 3 hours to the cooling time...the brownies are now eatable! fyi: i added 5 minutes to the cooking time...will try again with a little bit more flour though...
I baked these brownies over Thanksgiving and they were definitely some of the best brownies I've ever tasted! I, too, followed the recipe to a T. They were absolutely perfect and disappeared in no time at all. As did Rosebud, I used a glass baking dish. I will definitely be baking them again for Christmas. Yummmmmm....
I'm surprised by all the negative comments. I followed the recipe to a T and the brownies came out perfectly. I used a glass baking dish, which always seems to work better with brownies in my oven. My family loved these, though everyone agreed they were exceptionally rich and heavy. It won't replace my standard brownie recipe, but I will definitely make this again.
I baked last night, addded 1 T baking powder. Didn't help, had to bake 10 mins over to get done in middle, but burnt on botton and edges. It all sank in the middle, I would not waste time nor $ on this stinker.
I made it with a packaged brownie mix and cut up resse's peanut butter cups and dropped on the top. It was wonderful and everyone who tried them loved them - please try again they are good. M
Horrible recipe. Came out completely uncooked even after adding 15 more minutes of baking time. lizzyb5 is right - something is way off in the list of ingredients. I'd use a recipe from Foodnetwork.com - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/peanut-swirl-brownies-recipe/index.html.
Waste of ingredients. Measurements seemed way off...too much sugar, needed more flour - leavening? A/P flour and salt simply wasn't enough and they were not as chocolaty as I would have expected. Will definitely keep my current recipe (rich, fudgey, dense brownie!).
Ha! That's too funny!
Oh! I can't wait to try this...since the diet is off until Jan 2nd!
I Have tried the Chocolate Brownie
Nopes i haven't Tried this one but i have tried Walnut Brownie