If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you’re going to love these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. This is my favorite brownie recipe!
And when I start thinking up an idea of something to bake, it’s like I can’t get the idea out of my head until I give it a try! This was definitely the case with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies.
I love Reese’s peanut butter cups, and I thought it would be delicious in brownie form as well. So I took my Go-To Brownie Recipe and added a peanut butter layer and topped it with a layer of creamy chocolate.
I did the peanut butter and chocolate toppings while the brownies were fresh out of the oven, since I love warm brownies and didn’t want to wait to cool them!
And boy, if these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies aren’t just amazing!
For brownie layer
- 1 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
For the Peanut Butter Layer
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
For the chocolate top
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Measure 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter into a large bowl. Microwave to melt chocolate chips, approximately 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.
- Stir in eggs. Then stir in flour, sugar, vanilla and soda.
- Pour into a greased 13x9 pan and bake for 18-22 minutes, until toothpick inserted near the center comes out slightly sticky.
- When you pull the brownies out of the oven, start on the peanut butter layer.
- Mix together 1/4 cup butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Spread over brownie layer.
- Then in a small microwavable bowl, melt together 3/4 chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter (about 30-60 seconds). Drop by spoonfuls or put into a piping bag and pipe in stripes. Then take a butter knife or spatula and spread gently back and forth in long motions. Use the edge of the spatula or butter knife to draw straight lines all the way across the pan, which gives it the marbling look.
If you would prefer more of a ganache layer on top, see below for details.
If you would like more of a ganache layer on the top, like in my Fudgy Mint Squares, you’ll need to cool the brownies. After spreading the peanut butter layer, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before topping with the chocolate layer, and then you’ll want to cool it again after you spread the chocolate layer on top.
What’s your favorite flavor to combine with chocolate?
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