Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter BrowniesPlease excuse my generalisation but Americans seem to be in love with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe Pin
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe Pin

Now I like peanut butter, I will occasionally spread a piece of toast with a generous scoop of the crunchy variety, but it’s not my “go to” product, and I don’t usually bake with it. When this months theme was Chocolate and Peanut butter I really had to think hard about the type of baked good my children would enjoy, which utilised the combination.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies on a Platter
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies on a Platter

As it turned out I needn’t have been concerned. The kids were all over this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie. I was lucky to get an opportunity to photograph it before it was completely demolished. I guess it goes to show 319 million Americans can’t be wrong.

What was the brownie like? It was deliciously rich, sweet and chocolaty with a smooth, salty, crunchy creamy vein of warm peanut butter flowing through the middle. I didn’t get the opportunity to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie cold as it didn’t last that long!

Chocolate & Peanut Brownie Recipe
Chocolate & Peanut Brownie Recipe

…but don’t take my word for it, try the recipe out for yourself.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

This deliciously rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe is quick to make and even quicker to eat!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Julie


  • 120 gm Butter
  • 170 gm bittersweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 3 lg eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter


  • Prepare a 20cm brownie tray by lining with baking paper.
  • Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees C.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add the sugar and cocoa, stir until combined.
  • Stir through the flour, vanilla, baking powder then the eggs.
  • Once the batter is combined pour 3/4 of the mixture into the prepared tray.
  • Microwave the 1/2 cup of peanut butter until it's soft and liquid.
  • Pour the peanut butter over the brownie base.
  • Add the remaining brownie batter to the pan and swirl through gently.
  • Bake for approximately 45mins depending on your oven. Remove the brownie from the oven when the batter appears firm in the middle.
  • Cool brownies in the tray and cut when cool.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies


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