Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Are these the best peanut butter brownies ever? I’ll let you decide. I have tried a lot of different brownie recipes but peanut butter is a first. These were so rich, moist and delicious… I could eat them all day. These brownies are stacked. The chocolate brownie bottom is topped off with a peanut butter frosting but that’s not all, the peanut butter frosting is topped off with a chocolate glaze. You can drizzle the glaze over the frosting but I tripled the glaze amount and lightly spread it over the top completely. These can be a little expensive compared to most brownies but overall, the price isn’t bad. Chances are you probably have quite a few ingredients already (if you enjoy baking). It is important not the over bake the brownies otherwise they will not be as moist. I left mine in the oven for about 20 minutes. Enjoy.

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
½ cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ ounce semisweet chocolate
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup butter (softened)
2-3 tablespoons cream
1 ounce semisweet baking chocolate
1 tablespoon butter (or margarine)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small sauce pan melt semisweet and unsweetened chocolates and butter over low heat. Cook until mixture is smooth. Set aside and allow the mixture to slightly cool.
Step 2: In a medium bowl beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy and pale colored. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add flour, salt and melted chocolate mixture. Stir to mix well.

Step 3: Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13” baking dish. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (do not over bake). You will want to bake into a tooth pick comes out almost clean (the toothpick should come out with some crumbs on it). Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool.
Step 4: While cooling, to make frosting- In a mixing bowl add peanut butter and butter and beat until combined and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar (1/2 cup at a time). The mixture will become crumbly. Blend in cream until the mixture is fluffy and has reached your desired spreading consistency. Evenly spread and chill until firm.
Step 5: To make the glaze- melt semisweet baking chocolate and butter in a sauce pan until smooth. Drizzle over the brownies. Allow the brownies to chill for awhile before cutting.


10 Responses to “Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe”

  1. Jen @ MaplenCornbread — August 1, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    YUM peanut butter and chocolate make such a great pair! These brownies look incredible!

  2. I think I will try this recipe. It looks very appetizing. I am 6 months pregnant and all I want are sweets. I’m sure it will bite me in the butt in the end, but hey when else can I pick out, right?! I will definately try this recipe. I know my family will enjoy this as well.

  3. recipe cooker — August 2, 2009 @ 12:14 am

    I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

  4. Anne — August 2, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    I just made chocolate and PB cookies – one of my all-time favorite combos. These look scrumptious! I’ll have to make some and TRY to share with the kids 😉

  5. diva — August 3, 2009 @ 12:22 am

    oh these brownies are such a tease! i see that you can use margarine for the glaze. have never baked with margarine before. does that make the glaze more syrupy or something? somehow the word ‘margarine’ makes me cringe. i just don’t particularly fancy it. 😀 anyway, your brownies rock!

  6. GoChi Juice — August 13, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    Great! Brownies is one of my favorite and love to I just but the ready to cook brownies in the market now I can make my own brownies with this recipe. One thing the peanut makes the brownies more delicious. =)

  7. Marcela — April 23, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    These have been my husband’s favorite since we met and I baked them for him… I had lost the recipe and finally I found it again!!! Thank you!! Delicious by the way!

  8. Chris — August 11, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    These brownies are addictive! One of the most delicious brownie recipes I have ever tasted. Thank you!

  9. Medina — February 13, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    This recipe looks so delicious. I really want to try it out but can you please tell me what kind of ‘cream’ you used?
    Thank you:)

  10. Bobby — February 15, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    I used heavy whipping cream.

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