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Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

These peanut butter Brownies are super fudgy and delicious, just like a big peanut butter cup! All you’ll need is a big glass of milk!

peanut butter brownies recipe

My son’s favorite dessert is brownies. Although brownies are pretty amazing all on their own, we love to kick them up a notch, like with these Peanut Butter Brownies!

There’s nothing better than a fudgy brownie and this recipe makes brownies just like that!

Don’t be intimidated by the peanut butter swirl, it’s super easy to make!

peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies

How to Make Peanut Butter Brownies:

Be sure to scroll all the way down to find the full, printable recipe!

What you’ll need to have on hand for this recipe:

peanut butter brownies

melted butter
white sugar
eggs
vanilla extract
cocoa powder
flour
salt
baking powder
peanut butter chips
peanut butter
milk
shortening
chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F, grease a 8″ x 8″ casserole dish and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until combined.

peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies

Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder.

peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies

Beat the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and then add the peanut butter chips.

peanut butter brownies

Fold the brownie batter out into your prepared casserole dish.

Melt the peanut butter for 15 seconds in your microwave to make it a bit more liquidy, then spoon overtop of the brownies.

peanut butter brownies

Use a butter knife to swirl the peanut butter throughout the brownie batter.

peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies

Bake for 25-28 minutes, until the edges of the brownies are crisp and start to pull away from the pan and an inserted toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs and no wet batter.

peanut butter brownies

Allow the brownies to cool completely before frosting.

While the brownies are cooling, prepare your peanut butter frosting.

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, milk, butter, shortening and salt.

Stir constantly until the mixture reaches a boil, then allow to boil for 2-3 minutes without stirring.

Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla and peanut butter.

Pour the frosting over the brownies and then scatter chocolate chips over the hot frosting.

peanut butter brownies

Allow the chocolate chips to melt slightly for about a minute, and then use a butter knife to swirl the chocolate chips into the frosting.

peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies

Let set for 2 hours or overnight before cutting and serving.

peanut butter brownies

Seriously though, is there anything better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? We love to enjoy our peanut butter brownies with a big cup of icy cold milk.

peanut butter brownies
peanut butter brownies
Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

These Peanut Butter Brownies are super fudgy and delicious, just like a big peanut butter cup! All you'll need is a big glass of milk!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F
    2. Grease a 8" x 8" casserole dish and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until combined.
    4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
    5. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder.
    6. Beat the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and then add the peanut butter chips.
    7. Fold the brownie batter out into your prepared casserole dish.
    8. Melt the peanut butter for 15 seconds in your microwave to make it a bit more liquidy, then spoon overtop of the brownies.
    9. Use a butter knife to swirl the peanut butter throughout the brownie batter.
    10. Bake for 25-28 minutes, until the edges of the brownies are crisp and start to pull away from the pan and an inserted toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs and no wet batter.
    11. Allow the brownies to cool completely before frosting.
    12. While the brownies are cooling, prepare your peanut butter frosting.
    13. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, milk, butter, shortening and salt.
    14. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches a boil, then allow to boil for 2-3 minutes without stirring
    15. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla and peanut butter.
    16. Pour the frosting over the brownies and then scatter chocolate chips over the hot frosting.
    17. Allow the chocolate chips to melt slightly for about a minute, and then use a butter knife to swirl the chocolate chips into the frosting.
    18. Let peanut butter brownies set for 2 hours or overnight before cutting and serving.

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Terry

Monday 1st of February 2021

What chocolate chips??? Not in the recipe, but yet mentioned at the end of the instructions to top frosting with remaining chocolate chips...as if we had already used some somewhere else in the recipe!!! Please clarify! TY

momma lew

Monday 1st of February 2021

Sorry for the confusion and thank you for pointing out my editing mistakes. I have updated the recipe. You only use about 1/2cup of chocolate chips to scatter on top of the peanut butter frosting.

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