Hi folks! I feel like I should re-introduce myself since it’s been f-o-r-e-v-e-r since I’ve posted. Trust me, nothing I’ve been eating is even close to blog worthy. If I wasn’t able to make it in 5 minutes it wasn’t made. But these on the other hand need to be shared with anyone and everyone!
Make this! Make this now! If you can resist diving into the dreamy bowl of peanut butter swirl, you have more self control than me. It’s amazing!! Amazing! Combine that with a decadent brownie mixture and – well – it’s pure bliss. I realize I’m not posting a revolutionary flavor combo here, but these brownies on the other hand are perfect. They are dense, delicious, fudgy, and won’t last long with any crowd. Enjoy every morsel, I know I did!
Peanut Butter Brownies
Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
- 11 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 5 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1½ cups creamy peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch glass or light-colored baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and cocoa powder together.
3. Put the chocolate, butter and instant espresso powder in a large bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water and add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined, then remove the bowl from the pan. The mixture should be room temperature.
4. Add 3 eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla and stir until combined. Do not overbeat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.
5. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula (not a whisk), fold the flour mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
7. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the peanut butter swirl ingredients. Using a spoon, place dollops of the peanut butter mixture all over the top of the brownie batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the chocolate and peanut butter, running the knife crosswise and lengthwise through the batters.
8. Bake in the center of the oven for 30-35 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Let the brownies cool completely, then lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into squares and serve.
9. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or wrap with plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
- I didn’t use all the peanut butter swirl mixture because I wanted more of the brownie to stand out. I don’t think you can go wrong with whatever amount you add though.