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.
Rich Peanut Butter Brownies
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.
Long live the fun desserts that taste so very good!
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.
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Rich Peanut Butter Brownies
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
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.
- 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarse
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped coarse
- 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- ½ cup butter
- 1 and ¼ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I use the Ghirardelli’s 100% cocoa bars found in the baking aisle for the unsweetened chocolate. Man, it's good!
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 40 Minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- 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
This recipes is adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book which is an awesome book!
I hope you enjoy all of that Rich Peanut Butter Brownie goodness! Have a great weekend!
Stop it! These are making me add these ingredients to my shopping list right now....I will not be able to think of anything else until I get a taste! Love your blog by the way! If you are interested in checking mine out, it's http://leeshandlusrecipebox.blogspot.com/
Hands down, I would say this is my husbands favorite flavor combination. He just can't seem to get enough.
Beth ~ Gneiss Spice
I LOVE brownies from scratch. How would you revise the recipe if I don't have any unsweetened chocolate? Cut some sugar? Add more cocoa powder? Thanks for the recipe share.