Peanut butter cookie dough brownies

These peanut butter cookie dough brownies feature fudgy homemade brownies topped with a thick layer of creamy peanut butter cookie dough and colorful candy. These peanut butter cookie dough brownies feature fudgy homemade brownies topped with a thick layer of creamy peanut butter cookie dough and colorful candy.

My husband and I are the perfect example for the well know saying “the opposite attract”.

He can talk your ear off even if he just met you. I can hardly say 3 words if I don’t know you.

He loves the country side, I’m a city girl at heart.

He loves dark colors, for me the brighter, the better.

He loves the frosting, I love the cake.

He loves peanut butter, I’m a chocolate girl.

Now of course, there are things we both love. One of them are these peanut butter cookie dough brownies.

A bite and we both agreed it was going to be hard to share with others.

Peanut butter cookie dough topped brownies recipe from

The recipe for these peanut butter cookie dough brownies is slightly adapted from my friend Averie’s book “Peanut butter comfort

If I crave something peanut butter, Averie’s blog or the book is my go-to. This girl knows peanut butter, I’m telling you! I’ve already made a few treats for her book and have like a gazillion others bookmarked. My husband already declared it the book of the year.

Few days ago, while thinking of eggless cookie dough treats I remembered these brownies in Averie’s book. They feature a layer of rich fudge brownies and once cooled are topped with peanut butter cookie dough.

Peanut butter cookie dough brownies

I made just minor changes to her recipe.

I left out the coffee in the brownie and baked them for 33 minutes. The recipe calls for just 26 minutes of baking time but I found they were still runny. At 33 minutes they turned out just the way I like them. Rich and fudgy.

For the peanut butter cookie dough, I actually used quick cooking oats (although she notes to use rolled oats).

The all purpose flour has been substituted with almond meal. Although I have no problems with me eating raw flour, my daughter doesn’t care much for it, so I try to avoid if possible.

Last, instead of adding lots and lots of chocolate chips I just topped the brownies with (hard to chop) Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Of course you can use a combo of chocolate and peanut butter chips or whatever colorful candy you have on hard.

You really can’t go wrong with fudgy brownies creamy peanut butter on top and colorful candy.

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Peanut butter cookie dough topped brownies recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 33 minutes

3 hours

Yield: 16-20 bars

Peanut butter cookie dough topped brownies recipe


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • Peanut butter cookie dough
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Reese's peanut butter candy


  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 9X9" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a heat proof bowl, add the butter and chocolate. Microwave for about 1 minute, stir and microwave few seconds more until melted. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into a mixing bowl. Add the sugars and with the paddle attachment on, start mixing at low speed.
  4. The mixture will seem granulated, but do not panic.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Stir in the flour and mx until just combined.
  7. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 33 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  9. To make the peanut butter cookie dough, add the cream cheese, peanut butter and butter to a mixing bowl.
  10. With the paddle attachment on, beat on low to medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  11. Decrease the mixer's speed to low and beat in the sugars.
  12. Stir in the vanilla extract, oats and almond meal.
  13. Spread the peanut butter cookie dough over the cooled brownies and top with colorful candy.
  14. With a sharp knife cut the dessert into 16 or 20 bars.


recipe slightly adapted from Peanut butter comfort, by Averie Sunshine

Happy baking,


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  1. says

    These look TO DIE FOR, Roxana! I love the combination of rich, fudgy brownies with the peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough and Reese’s eggs (my favorite!) Such a great recipe…happy to be part of such a fun week with you!

  2. Kaitlyn says

    the recipe says it takes a total of 3 hours.. is this because they need chilled for a few hours to set or something? i’m thinking of making these for easter! thanks :)

    • says

      Hi Kaitlyn,

      It says 3 hours because you have to wait for the brownies to cool before spreading the peanut butter cookie dough on top, otherwise the warmth of the brownies will soften the cookie dough.

  3. says

    Love your tweaks to Averie’s scrumptious PB brownie recipe, Roxy! Seriously, almond meal/flour in place of AP flour in the topping is brilliant so your daughter will like them. Love the chopped Reese’s PB eggs on top. Perfect for Easter!

  4. says

    These look and sound so fabulous! Our whole household is not chocolate or peanut butter… we love the combo! :) Pinning to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    Roxana, these look great! I love everything about them! Did you redo your site? The header looks different (and lovely!) digging the creativity.


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