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Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

May 19, 2012 By: Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador Category: Candy Bar, Creative, Fun For Kids, Off the Beaten Path, Peanut Butter, Salty-Sweet


It’s a pizza; it’s a brownie; it’s a delicious conundrum. This recipe is fun for kids, great for a party, and surprisingly quick to make.



  • 1 box brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2-7 Tablespoons water (to achieve desired thickness)
  • 1 bag miniature Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 bag (11 ounces) Peanut Butter M&Ms



If you have a pizza pan, by all means, use it. I don’t have one. But I do have a pizza stone. I decided to line my pizza stone with aluminum foil for easy clean up. I also made a cute little lip around the edge in case the batter decided to spill over…(but it didn’t).


Start by mixing together the brownie mix, egg, melted butter, and some of the water. Don’t add all the water at once. Just add a little at a time until you get a batter that is spreadable but still stiff enough to stay where you put it on the pan, rather than spreading out on its own.


Spread the deliciousness into your pan or foil. Make it thin and even in depth.


Pre-baking photograph is below. Mmmm, mmmm. It’s gonna be so good. You’ll add the candy AFTER baking, but you can start by removing the wrappers while the brownie crust is baking.


Your brownie’s baking time will be shorter than on the box instructions. Mine took about 20-22 minutes at 350 degrees F. When done, remove the pan from the oven and begin pushing the miniature peanut butter cups into the hot crust. They will melt a little and look like candy pepperoni slices. So cute!


After you put in the peanut butter cups, it’s time to add the peanut butter M&Ms. Sprinkle them evenly over the crust and then push them into the crust slightly (to keep them from falling out when you cut and serve). A-dor-a-ble!


This peanut butter brownie pizza is a cute and fun dessert for kids — however, I’m an adult with a pretty sweet “sweet tooth” and a small slice of this really hit the spot!