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Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Craving a delicious chocolate and peanut butter treat? Look no further than these amazing peanut butter swirl brownie recipe. This easy best brownie recipe is perfect for any occasion, and the results are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, you’re going to love these fudgy peanut butter swirl brownies. 

If you’re looking for an indulgent dessert recipe that’s easy to make, these peanut butter swirl brownies are the perfect recipe for you. This original recipe is chocolatey and moist, just like a classic brownie, but with the addition of a peanut butter filling, adding a delicious layer of flavor. 

peanut butter brownies recipe

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and this peanut butter brownies recipe is the perfect example of that. The chocolate flavor is rich and fudgy, while the peanut butter flavors are creamy and sweet. Together, they create a gooey peanut butter brownie that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

peanut butter brownies

With a delicious chocolate and peanut butter swirl, these homemade brownies are sure to be a hit with everyone. Plus, they’re really easy to make – all you need is a few ingredients and a few minutes!

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How to Make This Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe:

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
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Directions

Pre heat oven to 350F, grease a 8″ x 8″ square pan and set aside.

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

Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.

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

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

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Fold the chocolate brownie batter out into your prepared pan.

Melt the peanut butter for 15 seconds in a microwave-safe bowl.

Spoon the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie batter.

Use a butter knife to swirl the peanut butter throughout the chocolate mixture.

Bake your chocolate peanut butter brownies for a baking time of 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.

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Allow the brownies to cool completely before frosting.

While the baked 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 your fudgy chocolate brownies.

Scatter a small handful of chocolate chip over the hot frosting.

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

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How to Reheat Brownies

Microwaving fudgy peanut butter brownies is a great way to get them warm again. Just pop them in the microwave for 30 second intervals.

If you want to get a little bit fancier, you can reheat your brownies in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place the brownies on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until warmed through.

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How Long to Let Brownies Cool?

Brownies should cool usually between 20 and 30 minutes on a wire rack in the square baking pan. Keep brownies in an airtight container or in plastic wrap to keep fresh.

How to Cut Brownies Cleanly?

There are a few ways to cut a homemade brownie recipe cleanly. One way is to use a pizza cutter. Another way to get a clean cut is to use a sharp knife and dip the knife in warm water before you start cutting. A third way is to use dental floss. Just insert the floss under the brownie and then cross it over the top of the brownie and pull tight.

peanut butter brownies
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Recipe

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Recipe

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Craving a delicious chocolate and peanut butter treat? Look no further than these amazing peanut butter swirl brownie recipe. This easy best brownie recipe is perfect for any occasion, and the results are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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.

Notes

How Long to Let Brownies Cool?

Brownies should cool usually between 20 and 30 minutes on a wire rack in the square baking pan. Keep brownies in an airtight container or in plastic wrap to keep fresh.

How to Cut Brownies Cleanly?

There are a few ways to cut a homemade brownie recipe cleanly. One way is to use a pizza cutter. Another way to get a clean cut is to use a sharp knife and dip the knife in warm water before you start cutting. A third way is to use dental floss. Just insert the floss under the brownie and then cross it over the top of the brownie and pull tight.

How to Reheat Brownies

Microwaving fudgy peanut butter brownies is a great way to get them warm again. Just pop them in the microwave for 30 second intervals. If you want to get a little bit fancier, you can reheat your brownies in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place the brownies on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until warmed through.

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Wendy Spreer

Friday 14th of May 2021

Have you ever doubled this recipe for a 9x13?

momma lew

Friday 14th of May 2021

I have not. But, I think it will be fine. Just keep a close eye on it and test frequently to see when it is finished because I have no idea on what the baking time will be.

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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