{Pampered Chef’s} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Torte

I’ve been wanting to make this ever since I saw the picture on the Fall/Winter 2008 Season’s Best cookbook from Pampered Chef. Well, it took me almost 3 years but I finally made it. And now I’m thumping myself in the head and thinking of how many of these I could have eaten in the past 3 years. It’s so darn good. Definitely one of those “that looks so wonderful” desserts.

The next pot luck I go to I’ll be taking this. It’s definitely one of those kinds of desserts: delicious and wow looking. Well, unless the next pot luck is at my work. Then I can’t. I’m holding my desserts for ransom. You see, about 2 weeks ago I took in these amazing and gooey brownies. (Recipe will come soon.) When I went back up into the staff room to get my Pyrex pan and the very cool plastic lid, the lid was gone. GONE! Drats! I emailed everyone and told them that I couldn’t bring in desserts until it was returned =o) I’m hoping that works because in about a week or so they are going to be craving some delicious treat I made and they’re going to be out of luck. I’m hard core, right?

Okay, back to this delicious dessert.

What you will need:
* 1 package brownie mix (9×13 size)
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 cup oil plus 1 Tbls., divided
* 1/4 cup water
* 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
* 6 pkg. (1.5 oz.) peanut butter cup candies (I just used 3/4 bag of mini peanut butter cups)
* 1 bag peanut butter morsels
* 2 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray. (I used Pampered Chef’s Torte pans, which are so darn cool!) Place parchment paper over the center of the pans; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, 1/2 cup of the oil, water and peanut butter; mix well. Divide batter between pans, spreading to edges. Bake 10-12 minutes or until center feels firm to touch.

Little helpers are perfect for this one. I used the miniature peanut butter cups. That’s a lot of unwrapping!

Meanwhile, dice peanut butter cups and set aside. In a bowl, combine peanut butter morsels and remaining 1 Tbls. oil; microwave on high 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after each 30 second interval. Spoon 1/4 cup of this mixture into a ziplock bag (to use later). Fold marshmallows into remaining peanut butter mixture.

Remove pans from oven and cool on a rack for about 4 minutes. To assemble torte, invert one brownie well side up onto a plate. Spread marshmallow filling into brownie well. Invert remaining brownie, well side up and slide onto brownie layer. Evenly spread diced peanut butter cups into brownie well. Trim corner of the ziplock bag and drizzle peanut butter over top. Serve immediately.

If you are not going to eat it right there (when it’s warm) put a slice in the microwave for about 15 seconds to warm it up. It’s terrific if it’s not warm, but warm? Holy smokes! The marshmallow layer gets kind of gooey and it is amazing!


My helpers are stinkin‘ cute, aren’t they???

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  1. OMG that looks insanely delicious! Very much a “wow!” dessert. I need those torte pans!!

  2. I can vouch for the fact that this dessert is over the top. Sinful is more accurate. Your little helpers are indeed stinkin’ cute.

  3. Gonna go look for that torte pan. Looks like something you can change up with different flavors too. Thanks Erin.

  4. OMG…. this looks YUMMY!!!!!
    take care,

  5. SIGN.ME.UP!

  6. Wow, this looks delicious. Glad I found your blog – there are some great ideas here. I’m your newest follower!

  7. This looks fantastic! Peanut butter cups are one of my favorites in any recipe, but this one definitely shines 🙂

  8. I’ve had this before and you’re right, it’s so delish!! You’re making me hungry for it again!!! 🙂

  9. Peanut butter and chocolate. There is no better marriage of flavors!!!! I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to make it for my family. Thanks!

  10. Ok, that looks amazing! Please save a huge piece for me:-)

  11. Oh wow!! I can’t stop drooling! This is just amazing!

  12. OH really — this is so absolutely horrible, terrible, life-threatening and looks like something I just HAVE to have!! Bookmarked this baby for sure!!!

  13. Who can resist peanut butter cups??? NOT ME!!! This looks so good! I’ll try not to wait 3 years to make it. And your helpers are adorable! : )

  14. Erin! That looks torte looks like pure heaven… I am scared of it though, because I wouldn’t be able to stop with one piece! It looks incredible! And yes, your helpers are very cute! 🙂 Thanks for sharing…

  15. WOW! You and I were thinking the same. This looks amazingly delicious!! Love your cute helpers!!

  16. Thanks for bringing dessert to the beach party – this looks and sounds amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  17. I feel a brownie Torte inspiration coming on for my very next function…I love it when everyone ooo’s and ahhhh’s over a dessert.

  18. OH. MY. WORD!!!!!!!!! Wow… That has me drooling more than I care to admit right now… Awesome, awesome recipe!!!

  19. I sure love Pampered Chef’s little cookbooks, and I love anything topped with peanut butter cups:) How lucky you are to have such diligent little helpers!

  20. Yummmmmmmmm! I love PB cups. Any dessert with them gets an A+ in my book. I love pampered chef too… sold it back over 15 years ago. : )

  21. Yummy! Thanks for bringing this over for the beach party. We better eat it quick before it melts in the hot sun! Adorable little helpers you have 🙂

  22. Two of my kids love Reeses, so they’d be thrilled if I’d whip this up! Looks so deliciously decadent 🙂 And, yes, your helpers are adorable 🙂

  23. It looks like it turned out great. I’m always seeing recipes I’ve love to try so I can understand the time lag.

  24. one word: amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. And maybe “drool.” So two words.

  25. Oh my goodness….it looks divine!

  26. Okay. That SERIOUSLY looks so good. Love choc & pb together.

    P.S. If you’re looking for some more tasty chocolate, I’m hosting a couple tasty giveaways on my blog!


  27. Oh my gosh, that is just the most amazing cake I’ve ever seen. So much to love about it and so ooey gooey delicious.

  28. that looks out of this world!!! Come on over this week and link to my Tasty Tuesday party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

  29. My mouth is literally watering! Peanutbutter cups are my fav! I am visiting from Skip to my Lou!

  30. Anonymous says:

    I sell pampered chef and have made this many times- reduce the eggs to two eggs in the brownie, it will result in a gooier better brownie.

  31. Hi Erin,
    I just love this recipe it just looks delicious.
    I would like to invite you to link up a recipe at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  32. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS, next Monday is Father’s Day Favorite Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!


  33. I think I just found my Father’s Day dessert! That looks so good! We found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! We are your newest followers and would love for you to follow our blog!


  34. You come up with the most amazing goodies! I will definitely have to put this on the list of great desserts of yours that I want to make.

    Bummer about your lid; I hope you get it back.

  35. This looks really good, I don’t have torte pans though. Do you think just a regular circle cake pan would work or do you really need the well?

  36. Oh. my. goodness. I think I could easily eat that whole thing all by myself. Yum! I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day, Erin! 🙂

  37. Wow! That looks kill your diet deadly! On the lid, I would check with the cleaning staff. That happened at my office… they would clean the kitchen and not realize that was the lid to the dish sitting there…
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  38. Oh my goodness, this is just amazing. I must try this.

    Thank you so much for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday! I hope to see you again this week.

  39. ummmm…..WOW! i want a piece right now!

  40. OMG this looks AMAZING!

    I featured it on my blog today! Come on by and check it out!



  41. Hi Erin,
    I am so excited that you brought your wonderful recipe to share with us today. I am your newest follower! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  42. Thanks for coming by to share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a great weekend!

  43. This recipe looks wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  44. Wow! You really hit a weak spot with me with this recipe!!! I will be featuring you on this weeks Amaze Me Monday. Thanks for linking up 😀

  45. One word: yummy!
    You made it looks so easy!

  46. Hey! Just wanted to invite you over to share one of your wonderful recipes at my link party- Savory Sundays!! Have a great week!!

  47. I am new to your blog because I was looking for some recipes to use the PC torte pans on and your blog popped up..I hope you do more recipes using these, I am so stumped on how to use them that it’s nice to have help..I will be making this dessert hopefully tomorrow..I have had my torte pans for two months and just didn’t know how to use them ..so thank you!!!!