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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Recipe

Rich and fudgy brownies with a peanut butter swirl! These are some serious brownies!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 4 ounces (113g) unsweetened baking chocolate coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) Dutch-process cocoa powder (or regular unsweetened)
  • 1 cup (124g) all-purpose flour

For the peanut butter swirl:

  • ½ cup 133g) peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter melted
  • cup (38g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place baking chocolate and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add flour and stir carefully. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • Stir together peanut butter, melted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Drop spoonfuls on top of the brownies then swirl with a butter knife or the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Bake about 28-30 minutes, until the center seems set. Let cool before cutting. These brownies, baked this way, will be super gooey inside. If you like your brownies more done and less gooey, bake them longer.

Notes

  • You can use Dutch-process or regular unsweetened cocoa powder
  • This recipe has only been tested with shelf stable (not natural) peanut butter.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or you can freeze them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg