Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie Squares

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie Squares

By: Barbara E. - Appleton, WI - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission

"My brownie creation is rich in flavor and a bit fudgy with chopped lightly salted dry roasted peanuts and laced with finely ground Door County Peanut Butter Coffee crystals. The special finishing touch is a dark chocolate ganache flavored with brewed Door County Peanut Butter Crunch coffee and a peanut butter chip drizzle over the ganache. After I picked up a packet of Door County Peanut Butter Crunch coffee I knew the flavor of the coffee could be worked into my favorite brownie recipe and it was a hit!"


This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.



Featured ingredient: Peanut Butter Crunch Coffee 1.5 oz. Full Pot Bag

  • 1 (1.5 oz.) packet Door County Peanut Butter Crunch Coffee
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup dark chocolate baking chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter baking chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the first 4 ingredients until well blended. Add eggs, Amaretto and fresh ground coffee; mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Beat egg mixture into flour mixture, mixing until well blended.
  5. Drop by large spoonfuls of batter on to ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Flatten cookies with floured fork prongs in a criss-cross fashion and let bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cookies set for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, make the filling.

  1. In a medium bowl, blend together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and Amaretto.
  2. Add slowly the brewed coffee, beating mixture until it reaches a firm consistency.
  3. Arrange 15 cookies criss-cross side down, spread a generous amount of filling on each cookie. Top with second cookie , criss-cross side up.

Makes 15 sandwich style cookies (depending on the size of cookies)