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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

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Fasten your seatbelts, folks because these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are gonna rock your world! There’s a layer of creamy peanut butter baked right under fudgy and rich brownies and my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Pour yourself a glass of milk and let’s get baking this brownie recipe!!

Let’s Talk About Brownies

Brownies might be one of my favorite desserts of all times. From the basic brownie to turtle brownies to brownie mix cookies, they come in all sorts of deliciousness.

I splurged on Mother’s Day and asked my oldest two kiddos to whip up a batch of these chewy brownies. Trust me, I didn’t have to ask them twice. They were in it for the sweets, too!

My son Carson says these taste like the Girl Scout Tagalong cookies. I think I agree!

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Okay, we’re making two different layers of deliciousness here. The best part? You can make this without having to plug in a single appliance.

Well, except your oven. But you know what I mean.

Grab bowl one and make it medium sized. Combine the ingredients for the peanut butter layer and add the dry ingredients last. Blend just until combined.

Spread on the bottom of your 9 x 9 baking pan.

Next, get another bowl for your chocolate brownie layer. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour, cocoa powder and salt until just mixed. (Do not over mix or you’re gonna end up with cake like brownies and we are going for pure fudginess.

Is that a word? My spell check disagrees but I kind of like it!

Bake for 22-25 minutes. Check the edges to see if they look set. Brownies will be soft and gooey but will set up as they cool.

These chocolate peanut butter brownies are RICH. Like, really really rich. So cut into small squares and then if you want – eat two. Go ahead!

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made with love, Deanne
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Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

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

Ingredients

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 Layers

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer, saving the flour, baking powder and salt for last and stirring in until just mixed.
  3. 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, cocoa powder and salt until just mixed. (Do not over mix)
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey, but will finish setting while they cool.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

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