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Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. After one bite of these Peanut Butter Brownies, you will agree.

If you want to jazz up the recipe, you can add miniature Reese’s Cups or Reese’s Pieces to either batter.  Or go all out and add the Reese’s Pieces to the peanut butter layer and Reese’s Cups to the chocolate layer.  Be warned:  you just might find it hard to have only one brownie.

Peanut Butter Brownies

How To Make Peanut Butter Brownies

For these delicious brownies, you need the following ingredients:

Chocolate Layers

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

That’s right – these brownies have two delicious layers. The bottom is made with creamy peanut butter that is combined with both brown and regular sugar, flour, egg, butter, vanilla, and leaveners.

To make them, start by preheating your oven to 350°F and line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix all of the ingredients for the 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. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like).

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

Spread the peanut butter brownie layer on the bottom of the pan.

Peanut Butter layer

Top it with the chocolate brownie layer, spreading the batter for both layers out evenly.

Brownie layer


Bake for 22 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey, but will finish setting while they cool. Once baked, the two layers make for one delicious brownie.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies

Jane Smith
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. After one bite of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, you will agree.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 398 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Layers

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the 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. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like).
  • Mix the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer, again saving the flour, baking powder and salt for last and stirring until just mixed.
  • Spread peanut butter brownie layer on the bottom of the 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 7gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35g
Keyword brownies, chocolate, desserts, peanut butter
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Once the brownies have baked and cooled, you can cut them into individual portions and freeze them.  Wrap each slice in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer zip-top bag to help preserve their freshness.

These peanut butter brownies are great for serving for dessert or taking to a party or get-together.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies

If you are a chocoholic, be sure to check out my original recipe for Mini S’Mores Pies and Nutella Bread.



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