Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

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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)

¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup bittersweet chocolate, (2 ounces) coarsely chopped
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
¼ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp table salt
⅓ cup canola oil
2 large eggs
½ tsp vanilla extract
Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped (I didn’t measure, add what you want)
Peanut butter-I used creamy, about a ⅓ 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Yes yes yes to this brownie combination. Looks great! So sad your vacation is over. I need a turn but I don't see one for a long time to come. It is the year of the staycation:-(

  2. this'll be hard to top as far as brownies go–the density alone makes me weak in the knees. heck, i wish i could just smell 'em. 🙂

  3. I hate it when a vacation comes to an end! But these brownies would make me feel much better – they look amazing!

  4. This looks like heaven! My sister loves chocolate PB… so we mighty be making this tonight! Glad your vacay was fun… 🙂

  5. Yup that's dynamite right there. Nice and quick, and topped with a little PB goodness 🙂 Nice job, and I look forward to your West Palm post. Have a safe trip back!

  6. PB and chocolate are one of those things that make my heart go faster!!! They look wonderful! I love how you did them in wegdes!

  7. I cut out 1.5 Tbsp sugar and used whole wheat flour, and the results were great. Which brand of cocoa powder do you use? I still haven’t found my favorite.

  8. These were delicious! I did make them in square form, and this is my go to recipe for brownies from now on.

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