Rich Peanut Butter Brownies

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I thought I’d celebrate the weekend  by posting this delicious Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe. It’s rich and chocolaty with just the right amount of peanut butter swirled on top.

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The brownies are soft and fudgy, just the way I like them, and they look amazing too. You could make these for an after school snack, Sunday night dessert, or to take to a party. There’s really no bad time to make these if you ask me.

What is the best method to check if brownies are done?

I like to do the ol’ tooth-pick test. Bake the brownies until a tooth-pick inserted into the middle comes with just a few soft crumbs attached.

How do you cut brownies without tearing them up?

I know it requires patience, but to prevent brownies from tearing you need to let them cool completely in the pan; set on a wire rack. Once they are cool, you can cut the brownies into neat squares.

How do you keep brownies moist for days?

To keep brownies at optimal freshness, store in an airtight container. Brownies also do well stored properly in the freezer.

Rich Peanut Butter Brownies

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Rich Peanut Butter Brownies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths- Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

Description

Rich Peanut Butter Brownies are soft and fudgy, just the way I like them, and they look amazing too. You could make these for an after school snack, Sunday night dessert, or to take to a party. There’s really no bad time to make these if you ask me.


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Ingredients

  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarse
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped coarse
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, letting the foil over hang the edges by a few inches; grease the foil with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a microwave safe dish (2-cup glass measuring cup works great for this), add your chocolates, cocoa, and butter. Microwave, stirring often, for 1 to 3 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Let it cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt together. Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture until combined. Stir in the flour until just incorporated. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
  4. Drop the peanut butter on top of the brownie batter by little spoonfuls all over the top. Use a knife to cut through the peanut butter and pull it through the brownie layer a bit. Bake the brownies until a tooth-pick inserted into the middle comes with just a few soft crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan; set on a wire rack. Remove the brownies from the pan by using the foil, cut into squares to serve.

Notes

I use the Ghirardelli’s 100% cocoa bars found in the baking aisle for the unsweetened chocolate. Man, it’s good!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Brownie
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 14.4g
  • Sodium: 74.6mg
  • Fat: 11.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.2g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 33.8mg

Keywords: brownie, peanut butter, chocolate, rich, dessert, crowd favorite

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This recipes is adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book which is an awesome book!

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I hope you enjoy all of that Rich Peanut Butter Brownie goodness! Have a great weekend!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.