Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe From Scratch!

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If you’re looking for a delightful, indulgent treat to make, then put this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies on your list! Combining two of the most beloved ingredients into one amazing dessert, this recipe is sure to become an instant favorite!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

The whole ingredients list and instructions are in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Chocolate and peanut butter pair so well together, and you will not be able to resist the chocolate peanut butter brownies!

The peanut butter layer is topped with the chocolate layer to yield delicious gooey brownies that pair well with a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Easily prepared in just under 40 minutes from start to finish – let’s get baking!

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Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

The complete list of ALL ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.

Equipment Needed For This Recipe

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How Do I Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies?

The printable recipe card has the full ingredients list and instructions and can be found at the end of this post.

Step 1 – Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 and line an 8” x 8” square pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2 – Make The Peanut Butter Layer: Mix the wet ingredients (peanut butter, butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla) in a bowl, then add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) and lightly fold them into the mixed wet ingredients until just combined.

TIP! Do not over-mix as the brownies will turn out cake-like.

Step 4 – Layer in Pan: Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread the batter out evenly.

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Step 5 – Make The Chocolate Layer: Mix the wet ingredients (butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla) in a bowl, then add the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, and salt) and lightly fold them into the mixed wet ingredients until just combined.

Step 6 – Layer in Pan: Spread the chocolate brownie layer on top of the peanut butter layer.

Step 7 – Bake Brownies: Bake for 22 minutes in the preheated oven. The brownies will still be soft and gooey but will finish setting while they cool.

When completely cool, lift brownies out of the pan, slice them into 9 pieces and enjoy!

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Recipe Tips

  • When lining your brownie pan with parchment paper, ensure that you leave some overhang to make lifting the cooked and cooled brownies out of the pan easier.
  • Do not over-mix the batter or the brownies will turn out cake-like.
  • Brownies taste better the next day, so making them the day before serving will be worth it!

Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers: Cool, transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge for 4-5 days. They can also be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • You can freeze the whole pan of brownies, uncut. Or cut into portions if you prefer.
    • Note: Freezing brownies can alter their texture.
    • Cool completely and wrap in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil to help prevent freezer burn and keep out unwanted freezer smells. Place on a flat surface in the freezer. You can also place them in an airtight container.
    • Label with the name of the dish, thawing/reheating instructions, and the date to keep track of your food storage.
    • Brownies will last in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • To defrost the brownies, unwrap them completely and leave them to thaw at room temperature for 2-4 hours.
  • With all leftovers, make sure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe Card

The printable recipe card below has the full ingredients list and instructions. To save ink, any demonstration photos do not print.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Michelle Ordever
If you’re looking for a delightful, indulgent treat to make, then put this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies on your list!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 423 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • non-stick cooking spray

For the Peanut Butter Layer

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

For the Chocolate Layer

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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4. Line an 8” x 8” square pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • For the peanut butter layer, place the peanut butter, butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and lightly fold into the mixed wet ingredients until just combined. TIP! Do not over-mix as the brownies will turn out cake-like.
  • Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread the batter out evenly.


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  • For the chocolate layer, place the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and as before, lightly fold into the mixed wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Spread the chocolate brownie layer on top of the peanut butter layer.


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  • Bake for 22 minutes in the preheated oven. The brownies will still be soft and gooey but will finish setting while they cool. When completely cool, slice into 9 pieces and enjoy!

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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