Chocolate brownie - Cupcake

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Brownies are one of those deserts that just hits the spot. Even for those like me, without much of a sweet tooth. Peanut butter makes them even better to me.

I've never been much of a baker, but brownies are one thing I don't mess up. I like them a little hard around the edges and a bit gooey in the middle.

Brownies are a notoriously personal taste. Some people like them chewy and gooey, like me. Others like them soft on the inside, but with a crackly crust on top. Still others like them more cakey and with frosting.

I like these brownies because, while they are simple, they offer the additional flavor of peanut butter. So, you get chocolate and peanut butter in every, gooey bite.

How do you like your brownies?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate brownie - Fudge


Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 22 minutes
Yields: 9 servings

Ingredients: 
non-stick cooking spray

Chocolate Layers
½ c. unsalted butter, melted
1 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1½ t. vanilla extract
½ c. all-purpose flour
½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 t. salt

Peanut Butter Layer
1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
2 T. unsalted butter, melted
1/3 c. granulated sugar
¼ c. packed brown sugar
1 large egg
½ t. real vanilla extract
½ c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the chocolate layer in a large mixing bowl, adding in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder and salt until just mixed. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like).
  3. Mix the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer, again saving the flour, baking powder and salt for last and stirring until just mixed.
  4. Spread peanut butter brownie layer on the bottom of the pan and top it with the chocolate brownie layer, spreading the batter for both layers out evenly.
  5. Bake for 22 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey, but will finish setting while they cool. Enjoy!

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