Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies – fudgy peanut butter brownies with a layer of peanut butter, a layer of chocolate ganache, AND peanut butter cups on top! These chocolate peanut butter brownies are too good to be true!
New Cookbook Alert: Seriously Delish
I am SO excited about today’s post. Yes, because of the decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies that are staring you down and begging to be made, but also because of Jessica’s new cookbook, Seriously Delish. This brownie recipe comes from Jessica’s cookbook that is hot off the press, it was just released yesterday!
I received the book a few weeks ago, perks of being friends with the author, and I’ve had a hard time putting it down. I’ve had a major dilemma going on, do I hold the baby or the book? 🙂 Seriously Delish is SERIOUSLY amazing! I want to make ALL of the recipes!
Seriously Delish is Seriously AMAZING!
Jessica is one of my most favorite people on the planet! We have been blogging buddies from the very beginning and I just love her to pieces! When she told me she was writing a cookbook, I started counting down the days until I could hold it in my hands. I knew it would be fabulous and it is…times 100! The recipes are creative and will make you want to run to the kitchen to cook and bake!
Hot off the Press: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies!
Ok, now let’s talk about these chocolate and peanut butter brownies. I am a huge chocolate and peanut butter fan so when I saw these brownies, I wanted to fly to Jessica’s house and give her a big hug! I am pretty sure she made these brownies just for me.:)
These chocolate peanut butter brownies are rich, fudgy, and every chocolate lover’s dream. I would be content with just the brownie layer, but does Jess stop there, NO! She adds a peanut butter filling, chocolate ganache topping, and chopped up peanut butter cups on top! Chocolate and peanut butter brownies BLISS!
The peanut butter flavor goes so well with the rich chocolate brownies. We all know peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven and these brownies are the perfect example! They are perfection!
Calories Don’t Count with these Peanut Butter Brownies
I can’t even tell you how good these chocolate peanut butter brownies are! You HAVE to make them! These are the kind of brownies you can’t say no to. Every time I walked by the pan, I HAD to have a taste! Just make sure you have a glass of cold milk close by, you know so you can have a drink and go back for another brownie:)
These chocolate and peanut butter brownies are in the Celebrations chapter and Jess said calories don’t count in this chapter and I am taking her word for it! These chocolate peanut butter brownies are worth every single bite!
Do yourself a favor and make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. They are my new favorite brownies and I think they will be yours too! And do yourself another favor and buy Seriously Delish! All of the recipes are…well, Seriously Delish!
If you like these peanut butter brownies, check out:
- Our Favorite Brownies
- Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies
- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies
- Cheesecake Truffle Brownies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lover's Brownies
For the Brownies:
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 3 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
For the Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 8 ounces milk chocolate chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups chopped peanut butter cups
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
- For the brownies, add the butter and chopped chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, 30-60 seconds. Once the chocolate is semi-melted, stir constantly to melt the rest. Set aside and allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter-chocolate mixture and granulated sugar. Whisk in the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, stirring until a smooth batter forms. With a large spoon, mix in the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Add the batter to the baking dish. Bake until the brownies are set and no longer jiggly in the middle, 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 30 minutes.
- For the peanut butter filling, stir together the melted peanut butter, powdered sugar, and coconut oil until smooth. The peanut butter will be warm and will melt the coconut oil, so stir until melted. Pour the filling over the brownies, using a spatula to spread it around the top. Let cool completely and firm up, about 20 minutes.
- For the ganache, add the chocolate to a large bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just until it bubbles around the edges. Remove the cream from the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand for 30 seconds, then stir until the chocolate melts and a smooth ganache comes together, about 1-2 minutes. Pour it over the top of the brownies, then cover with the chopped peanut butter cups. Let the brownies sit for 30 minutes before cutting.
- Note-the brownies will stay fresh for 2 to 3 days at room temperature if covered or kept in an airtight container. You can also keep them in the fridge, they will last a few days longer.
Have you tried this recipe?
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I am SO bummed that I missed her in Tampa yesterday…I TOTALLY want to read this book. AND eat ALL the brownies. Thanks for the giveaway!! Pinned!
I’ve died and gone to chocolate + PB heaven! I have my copy of her book but know that it will become smeared with chocolate and PB fingerprints in no time 🙂 These look incredible!!! pinned 🙂
Definitely need to try these brownies! This book is crazy awesome!!
Perfect timing! My daughter loves pb an chocolate. Think I will make these today for her first day of school treat!
Wow! I have two teenage boys who will LOVE these!
Making these this weekend, and pinned
you had me at chocolate and peanut butter
My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures!
Amazing! I’m so happy for Jessica.
Seriously flipping out over these – they look freaking phenomenal!! Love Jess and congrats to her! I got the book in the mail yesterday and I almost drooled on a few pages 😉
Oh my! My daughter would LOVE these, oh and me too!! Fingers crossed for the book giveaway – love Jessica!
i think i could packman like, 12 of these right now.
Oh my GOODNESS, these brownies look ooey gooey and perfect! Cheers to Jess’ amazing cookbook!
Yum!! Tailgating dessert!
I’m so in love with these brownies!
I just received her book last night!! So excited! And these brownies, whoa bessie!!
Those brownies look amazing! Can’t wait to try them. 🙂
my tummy is growling now for pb brownies…breakfast first though
This looks SO good. Really, who doesn’t enjoy a decadent brownie every now and then!!
Just look at those gorgeous brownies! Jess always manages to come up with the most amazing recipes.
oh my god these look to die for!
I don’t think it gets any better than this! So delicious!
These look fantastic!! A definite must make up for this coming football weekend!!
These look amazing!
Wow, these look utterly amazing!!
Looks so delicious – I’m obsessed with peanut butter!
As a fellow mom-with-newborn-at-home (5 days!), a big thank you for this most excellent-looking, post-giving-birth recipe! Sounds like the whole Seriously Delish book might be a great way to recover 🙂
These would be a bite of heaven! Can’t wait to get my hands on this cookbook!!
Wow, you had me at those peanut butter cups! Can’t wait for her book to come to Canada 🙂
These do look irresistible!
WOW these look decadent. I can’t wait to try them and get the cookbook! YUM!
Wow. These look amazing!
Currently, my favorite dessert is homemade sour cream pound cake. But if I tried these brownies, they might take the lead! (:
Drooooling over these brownies 🙂 Nom Nom Nom! Love Jess’s book!
These brownies look so cruelly yummy! I’d love to be the person who gets the giveaway, but I’m outside the States. I will definitely buy it from amazon though.
I have always love How Sweet Eats blog, now I’m definitely dying to get her cookbook!
Oh there are so many recipes from that book I want to try immediately!!
Weird you would post this because brownies are my current favorite but I am still searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
this is seriously my favorite combo ever!!
THis looks so delicious and perfect for a birthday!
I’ve made these brownies so many times! So delicious! Thank you for the awesome recipe!
Wow these brownies look insane!
these have to be pinned, and then eaten multiple times. I mean, seriously? How is this recipe real?
Yup those brownies definitely have my name written all over them.
Wow that title is a mouthful! oh man these brownies look amazing, definitely something my husband would LOVE! He’s all over anything peanut butter and chocolate 🙂
I’ve heard the Seriously Delish book is amaze but I haven’t had a chance to pick it up 🙁 #lifewithaninfant
I want them right now they look sooooooooooo good. Cant wait to try these
I am dying over these!!!
Those are some awesome looking brownies. Can’t wait to check out Jessica’s new book!
First picture left my mouth watering. By the last picture I had my keys in hand to go pick up the ingredients. YUM!
I seriously want to lick the screen! So delicious!
Yum!!! Great pics!
So excited to try these brownies! thanks!!
these look amazing!
Best combo ever! Can’t wait to make these.
All the entries look VERY delicious,& I will try to make each & every one !!!!THX
Love the recipe, love the blog, love the book!
I made these on Sunday. They’re my new favorite bar recipe. Seriously off the charts! I love Jessica’s blog. I have to get her book!
Anything I could replace the cocnut oil with?
I’ve replaced it with vegetable oil, and they turn out great.
I love cheesecake.
I could go for one of these with a scoop of ice cream 🙂
Your photos of the brownies compelled me to bake a batch ASAP! So glad I did. Thanks for sharing. I will have to check out Jessica’s blog.
Hello! I just made these tonight and they are delicious!!! I had a question for you, though. My brownies rose significantly more on the edge than the center. I thought I spread the batter pretty evenly, but it led to this kind of “ledge” that held the peanut butter filling and ganache in. So, for that poor person who doesn’t like brownie edges, they’re also getting gipped on filling! Do you happen to have a method to prevent that? (Usually I have the opposite problem where the center rises more!!)
I am not sure. The brownies are pretty even for me. Maybe press the edges down slightly?
I have the same issue, but as soon as they come out of the oven I flatten the edges with a spatula/back of spoon so that it levels out more. Then I allow it to cool. The top “cracks” a little, but you cover that up with the peanut butter & ganache layer anyway so no one sees it. It makes a nice level surface to top with the other layers.
These look so amazing! All of my favorite things in one place!
What type coconut oil?
These have become my go-to for peanut butter & chocolate brownies. It has such a great balance of chocolate and peanut butter flavor & looks impressive. Just as a tip when I’ve taken mine out of the oven the edges are raised, so i quickly level out the top of the brownies with the back of a spatula/spoon. Then I let it cool. This makes it so that the peanut butter & ganache layers don’t pool to the middle. Thank you for such a great recipe!
So happy you love them!
Delicious mouthwatering brownies
I LOVE them so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1