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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Today is our last day of vacation in Palm Beach, sad! The week flew by! We’ve had a great time. I will do a trip post soon, but today I want to share my chocolate peanut butter brownie wedges. I made these on Memorial Day and they were a crowd pleaser.

Fudgy brownies are one of my favorite treats. I made my basic brownie recipe and added in chopped up Reese’s peanut butter cups. I also swirled in peanut butter with a toothpick. I wanted these to be extra peanut buttery!

The brownies were gooey, fudgy, and loaded with peanut butter goodness. I cut the brownies in wedges and served them with a mini peanut butter cup on top! If you are a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter, you will adore these brownies. I know I will be baking them again!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

(Printable Recipe)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate, (2 ounces) coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp table salt
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped (I didn’t measure, add what you want)
Peanut butter-I used creamy, about a 1/3 of a cup

Position an oven rack on the middle rung. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch round cake or pie pan.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add in the chocolate chunks. Whisk until blended.
In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, eggs, and extract with a fork until just blended.
Pour the liquid over the flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula until just blended. The batter will be kind of dry, don’t worry. Add in the peanut butter cups and stir until combined.

Scrape the mixture in to the pan and spread evenly. You might have to press the mixture in to the sides if you are having trouble spreading with a spatula. Swirl in the peanut butter with a toothpick or knife.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in to the center comes out with only a few gooey pieces clinging to it. Transfer the baking dish to a cooling rack and let cool. Cut into wedges. Add a mini peanut butter cup on top, if you wish!

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58 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies”

  1. Elle — June 4, 2009 @ 5:22 am

    These look perfect! Chocolate and peanut butter are perfect for each other.

  2. Erica — June 4, 2009 @ 5:33 am

    Oh my gosh- a heavenly treat! Glad your vacation went well! Enjoy the last day

  3. Happy cook — June 4, 2009 @ 5:48 am

    Wow they look heavenly, wish i was living next door to you to have a slice from this.

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums — June 4, 2009 @ 5:48 am

    OMG, that's the perfect combination! The Holy Grail of brownies!



  5. Meghan — June 4, 2009 @ 5:55 am

    Those brownies look so fudgey! I made brownie wedges for Memorial Day weekend too.

  6. VeggieGirl — June 4, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    Those brownies are the epitome of decadence – holy yum!

    Enjoy your last moments in paradise!! :-)

  7. Donna-FFW — June 4, 2009 @ 6:19 am

    OK, off to buy some resses peanut butter cups,asap.

  8. kat — June 4, 2009 @ 6:24 am

    I think the hubs would eat a whole batch of those himself!

  9. Mary — June 4, 2009 @ 6:37 am

    I love this combination. It's impossible to go wrong when chocolate marries peanut butter.

  10. Allie — June 4, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    Yummy they look great!

  11. Tracey — June 4, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    Yum! Chocolate peanut butter brownies are my favorite!

  12. Sara — June 4, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    Wow!!! Amazing. These sound so good. I need to make these. Would it be bad if I left work right now to go home and make them? :)

  13. Ingrid — June 4, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    Yes, yes, yes! I'm a fan of PB & chocolate together as a matter of fact that's pretty much the only way I like either one.

    Your brownie looks divine!

    Glad to hear you had a lovely vacation!

  14. Amy Beatty — June 4, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    I am the sucker you are talking about. Those look way too yummy.

  15. the ungourmet — June 4, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    Brownies are my number one favorite dessert. These look terrific! I love your photo with the checked cloth under the brownie. So cute!

  16. Manggy — June 4, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    Yes please! PB cups are just one of those candy "bars" I can't stop eating :)

  17. Snooky doodle — June 4, 2009 @ 10:30 am

    oh these look decadent. I m a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter :) yummy. Nice vacation

  18. Debbie — June 4, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    Looks delicious. Always a great combo. Such a nice picture with the peanut butter cup on top!

  19. Culinary Wannabe — June 4, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    Who isn't a sucker for Pb and chocolate!! :) Hope your trip was wonderful and enjoy your last day. Say hi to the FL sunshine for me!

  20. Bridgett — June 4, 2009 @ 11:06 am

    I can't believe how fast your trip went by! These look divine and would go so fast with my kids and husband around that I fear I would never get to taste. Great recipe!

  21. Foodie with Little Thyme! — June 4, 2009 @ 12:10 pm


  22. Katrina — June 4, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    Oh, Maria. These look awesome. I like how your brownie recipe uses chopped chocolate and cocoa–a bit of a cost saver and they look GREAT. Love the pb/choc combo!

  23. Spinachtiger — June 4, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    You are baking for my husband here. He would eat it all up.

  24. pigpigscorner — June 4, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    It looks super fudgy and moist!! Perfect combo.

  25. finsmom — June 4, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    That is one tasty looking brownie!

    Thanks for sharing!

  26. 5 Star Foodie — June 4, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    Heavenly brownies!

  27. Steph — June 4, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

    Wow, for an oil based brownie, it looks yummy! I can't wait to see your vacation pics!

  28. Helene — June 4, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    What a great brownie. I went to West Palm Beach, last year, and enjoyed it so much.

  29. Carol — June 4, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

    Mmm, I love peanut butter and chocolate! I never would of thought of swirling in peanut butter. I can't wait to try it!!!

  30. Bunny — June 4, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    We have a 12 yr old brownie fanatic in the house who would love these!!

  31. CookiePie — June 4, 2009 @ 5:15 pm

    YUM YUM — those look decadently, amazingly delicious!!

  32. Melissa — June 4, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    Holy yummm those look good! I bet they were delish!!

  33. The Short (dis)Order Cook — June 4, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    I love chocolate and PB too. These look wonderful.

    Hope you are enjoying your trip.

  34. Stacey Snacks — June 4, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite combination.
    Sweet and salty together.
    I love the pie shape brownies.
    Enjoy the Palm Beach sun!

  35. The Blonde Duck — June 4, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

    Can't go wrong with chocolate and PB!

  36. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 4, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

    These brownies look great! I come from a family of chocolate and peanut butter lovers, so I'm sure these will be a huge hit!

  37. Reeni♥ — June 4, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

    I'm definitely a sucker-they look scrumptious!

  38. Sharon — June 4, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

    Oooh, pb & chocolate makes me smile. Hope you enjoyed the vacation!

  39. Kerstin — June 4, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    What a great treat! Love that peanut butter cup on top!

  40. Pam — June 4, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

    A little slice of heaven. Have a safe trip home.

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