Peanut Butter Brownies

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They’re chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They're chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

Boring brownies are a thing of the past! These peanut butter brownies are deliciously chocolatey and full of peanut butter flavor. They’re so good, you’ll never want to make regular brownies again! Plus, these gooey peanut butter brownies are really easy to make – just follow these simple steps and you’ll be ready to bake in no time.

When it comes to dessert, there are few things as comforting as a batch of homemade fudgy brownies and a glass of cold milk. I’m not sure there is a better way to describe a brownie than by saying it’s chocolatey, fudgy, and delicious. And this peanut butter variation takes that classic dessert to a whole new level.

They’re perfect for impressing your friends and family, and they’re so easy to make that anyone can make them! This chocolate peanut butter brownies recipe makes out of this world chewy brownies, any peanut butter fan will love them!

So if you’re looking for a new homemade brownie recipe to try, be sure to give these a go. You won’t be disappointed in this peanut butter brownie recipe, it is sure to satisfy when a chocolate craving hits!

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They're chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

Variations on Peanut Butter Brownies

This fudgy homemade brownies recipe is perfect as is but if you want to put over the edge, try these ideas:

  • Sprinkle reese’s peanut butter cups over the top.
  • Add chocolate chips to the chocolate brownie batter layer.
  • Add peanut butter chips to the peanut layer.
  • Spinkle chocolate chips over the top of the brownie batter
  • Make a chocolate glaze to pour over the brownies.
  • Make peanut butter frosting to spread over the brownies.

How to Store Leftover Brownies

If you have leftover brownies, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. This will help keep them fresh and moist for a few days.

If you want your brownies to last longer, you can make a batch of them and then freeze them. This way, you will always have fresh brownies on hand whenever you crave them! You can freeze them for up to two months. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before freezing.

When you are ready to eat them, thaw the brownies at room temperature or in the microwave.

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They're chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

About the Ingredients for Peanut Butter Brownies

This fudgy peanut butter brownie is made with basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Butter – It is best to use unsalted butter and then add salt for the best flavour. That said, I often make desserts with what I have on hand, and that is generally salted butter and that works well too. Just omit half of the additional salt.

Sugar – Just plain white granulated sugar, plus a little brown sugar for the peanut butter layer.

Eggs – Make sure your eggs are room temperature before starting.

Vanilla Extract – Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavour, but artificial is just fine too.

Flour – Spoon and level the flour when measuring it.

Cocoa Powder – Make sure you use unsweetened cocoa powder for baking. Dutch-process cocoa powder is ideal. Hot chocolate mix is not what we want here, you definitely want good quality chocolate. If you like you can also include chocolate chips in the mix or on top of the brownies for even more chocolate-y flavour.

Salt – Helps to balance all the flavours and make em shine.

Peanut butter – Use your favourite creamy peanut butter. If you like nuts in your brownie then swap with crunchy peanut butter. You can use natural peanut butter if you want, but for the best results just use normal creamy peanut butter. You can also include some peanut butter chips if you like. Another option is to use another nut butter like cashew butter.

Baking powder – Make sure it is no more than 6 months old, it needs to be still active.

Note: For a shortcut, you can use a box brownie mix for the chocolate layer.

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They're chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

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If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They're chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

How to Make Peanut Butter Brownies

Yields: 9 servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 22 minutes

Ingredients:

Chocolate Layers:

  • ½ c. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ t. vanilla extract
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 t. salt

Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • ¼ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ t. real vanilla extract
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/8 t. salt

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper.

Chocolate batter in a bowl.

Mix all the ingredients for the chocolate layer in a large bowl, adding in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder until just mixed. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like, and we want a perfectly chewy brownie.)

peanut butter batter in a bowl.

Mix the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer in a large mixing bowl, again saving the flour, baking powder and salt for last and stirring until just mixed.

Chocolate batter on top of the chocolate batter.

Spread peanut butter brownie layer on the bottom of the prepared pan and top it with the chocolate brownie layer, spreading the batter for both layers out evenly.

Bake for 22 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey, but will finish setting while they cool. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Brownies
Yield: 9 Servings

Peanut Butter Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They’re chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

Ingredients

Chocolate Layers:

  • ½ c. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ t. vanilla extract
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 t. salt

Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • ¼ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ t. real vanilla extract
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/8 t. salt

Instructions

1.   Preheat oven to 350°F andline an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper.

2.   Mix all the ingredients forthe chocolate layer in a large mixing bowl, adding in the flour, cocoa powder,and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder until just mixed. (Donot over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like).

3.   Mix the ingredients for thepeanut butter brownie layer, again saving the flour, baking powder and salt forlast and stirring until just mixed.

4.   Spread peanut butter brownielayer on the bottom of the pan and top it with the chocolate brownie layer,spreading the batter for both layers out evenly.

5. Bake for 22 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey, but will finish setting while they cool. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 7g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although rosemaryandmaple.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this peanut butter brownies recipe is for you! They're chewy, fudgy, rich, and oh so delicious!

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