Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are decadent and chewy homemade brownies with a layer of peanut butter placed between two layers of fudgy chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

“You got your chocolate in my peanut butter.” “You got your peanut butter on my chocolate.” If you’re of a certain age then you probably remember that old tv commercial. For years the combination of chocolate and peanut butter has been delighting many, including my husband and oldest son.

Candy isn’t the only place you’ll find this popular combination, you can also find it in cakes, cookies and brownies. If you’re a fan of the chocolate and peanut butter combo, you’re going to love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies recipe. Here’s how to make them.

This recipe makes 9-12 servings, depending on the size you cut the brownies.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 22 minutes

This recipe yields 9-12 servings, depending on how big you slice.

Equipment Needed

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Ingredients

Chocolate Layers

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

Peanut Butter Layer

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Spray s 8” x 8” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. You can also line it with parchment paper if you like.

Place all of the ingredients for the chocolate layer in a large mixing bowl and mix, adding in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder until just mixed. Take care not to over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like.

Put the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer into a large bowl and mix that, 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 prepared baking dish.

Place the chocolate brownie layer on top of the first layer.

Bake for 22 minutes.

When you remove the brownies from the oven they will still be soft and gooey. They will finish setting while they cool.

Set the brownies on a cooling rack to finish cooling before cutting.

Serve and enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Layers
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp real vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Spray s 8” x 8” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. You can also line it with parchment paper if you like.

Place all of the ingredients for the chocolate layer in a large mixing bowl and mix, adding in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder until just mixed. Take care not to over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like.

Put the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer into a large bowl and mix that, 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 prepared baking dish.

Place the chocolate brownie layer on top of the first layer.

Bake for 22 minutes.

When you remove the brownies from the oven they will still be soft and gooey. They will finish setting while they cool.

Set the brownies on a cooling rack to finish cooling before cutting.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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14 comments

Samantha Donnelly March 31, 2020 - 2:15 pm

I am always looking for new things to bake and these sound amazing and we do love brownies in our house

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN March 31, 2020 - 3:54 pm

We do love brownies at mine and it’s great that the kids want to help me make them. I’m sure this version will go down a treat with the kids, they do love peanut butter.

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Rebecca Smith March 31, 2020 - 4:26 pm

My son would love these! With Jack being out of school at the moment due to the current global crisis, I think I might make these with him!

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Jess Howliston March 31, 2020 - 6:06 pm

Oh my these look and sound absolutely amazing! Peanut butter and chocolate is always a winner flavour combo and these look so gooey and decadent too! Thanks for sharing the recipe, will definitely be giving these a try!

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Anosa March 31, 2020 - 6:17 pm

Oh yummy, they look so gooey and delicious! My husband would absolutely love these and it is his birthday in 3 weeks, I might make these for him seems as we can’t get a nice cake made 🙂

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Hannah April 3, 2020 - 7:44 am

Now these look very tasty. I don’t usually go with peanut butter but this recipe may just change my mind

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Rhian Westbury April 1, 2020 - 3:22 am

I don’t tend to bake much with peanut butter even though I love it as my fiance hates the smell of it. When things get back to normality I might make one next time he has a day away and have them all to myself x

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Rachel April 1, 2020 - 5:32 am

Oh no not another recipe! This is another one i am going to have to make and enjoy while not being able to burn it off lol! I do love a brownie 🙂

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Kara Guppy April 1, 2020 - 8:57 am

I shouldn’t have read this when I am hungry, it sounds delicious and now am craving one

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k April 1, 2020 - 11:41 am

They sound utterly delicious, I love peanut butter brownies. They’re so yummy!

Katie xoxo

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Helen April 1, 2020 - 2:07 pm

Oo these look seriously delicious!! I love brownies and peanut butter, but have never tried them together 🙂

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Lyanna Soria April 2, 2020 - 1:31 pm

Those brownies look absolutely amazing and delicious! I’m sure the kids will love these snacks after our activities.

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WhatLauraLoves April 4, 2020 - 2:02 pm

Oh wow these sound absolutely delicious! I actually have the ingredients in to make them during lockdown too! xxx

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Hollie Burgess April 4, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Wow, they look so chewy and delicious! Might have to give these a go myself!

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