Yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

If you are looking for an easy made from scratch dessert recipe, you’re going to love these fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies!

 

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Is there a more delicious combination than chocolate and peanut butter? I think not. Take both those flavors and turn them into brownies and the whole family will be happy.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

 

I just love gooey brownies fresh out of the oven. There’s really nothing like the rich, fudgy decadence of a homemade brownie. And this recipe is super simple for any baking skill level.

 

What’s Needed To Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies: 

 

Besides your oven, the tools you will need are:

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies Ingredients:

 

Chocolate Layer:

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

2 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 tspn unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup granulated sugar

¼ cup packed brown sugar

1  egg

½ tsp. vanilla extract

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

 

Can you use salted butter instead of unsalted butter? Well, you could but here’s what the butter experts at Land O Lakes have to say:

 

“Unsalted butter gives you complete control of the overall flavor of your recipe. This is especially important in certain baked goods where the pure, sweet cream flavor of butter is key. As it pertains to cooking, unsalted butter lets the real, natural flavor of your foods come through.”

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8” x 8” square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

 

Mix the unsalted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla for the chocolate layer in a large mixing bowl. Then add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder until just mixed. **Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like**

 

Don't Over Mix Your Batter 

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

 

Peanut Butter Mixture 

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.

 

Layers of peanut Butter and Chocolate 

 

Trim the excess parchment paper, if necessary. Make sure to leave enough to easily lift the brownies out of the pan after they are baked.

 

Bake for 22 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey, but will finish setting while they cool.

 

For other chocolate desserts, check out:

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake
Cherry Chocolate Brownies

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies are so gooey and yummy, I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

 

 When you make these brownies, leave me a comment and let me know how they were!

 

 

 

 

Happy Eating!

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Gooey and rich classic peanut butter chocolate brownies.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Layer

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

Peanut Butter Layer

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp 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.
  • 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.
Keyword brownies, chocolate, peanut butter, peanut butter brownies, summer dessert

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