Indulgent, intense, and fudgy Brownies are swirled with natural peanut butter for a decadent and satisfying treat. These rich dark chocolate peanut butter brownies combine two of the most loved and classic flavors for a treat you won’t be able to resist.
These dark chocolate peanut butter brownies are insanely good. They are super fudgy with a bit of that sink your teeth into denseness and gooey stickiness that makes you groan in glee. And the natural peanut butter and sprinkle of sea salt on top, well, you will be my new best friend after one bite!
I’ve been putting up comfort lately for a reason. We have officially been in our new house and new city for a month. We love everything about it except for these really weird knocking and banging noises that happen between 9 pm and 6 am. It’s awful. I haven’t slept in a month. We have had plumbing and HVAC people come out to check it out. No one knows what is going on. So I’ve been cranky and in desperate need of brownie binge sessions. Whatever the bad situation, Dessert just helps. And anything with salty sweetness, I’m there for and ready with my loose pants and a glass of red.
These dark chocolate peanut butter brownies take only minutes to whisk together and about 25 minutes to bake. They are simple, outrageously good, and so rich and decadent that one of these babies will cure that sweet tooth. But good luck stopping at just one!
If you love chocolate and peanut butter, then get ready for one of those bakes that will be a regular part of your week.
So how do you get the gorgeous swirl on top of these brownies? There are simple tricks to that.
Warm up the peanut butter for about 30 seconds. When it’s runny it’s easy to swirl.
Use a sharp knife tip or even a kebab stick to swirl the peanut butter into these brownies.
Do not mix. If you swirl too much or gather too much of the batter into the peanut butter you will mix it instead of swirl it.
And for the love of dessert, let these dark chocolate peanut butter brownies cool for at least 45 minutes before cutting into them! Just like Meringue Brownies, They need time to set.
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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Indulgent, fudgy, chocolate brownies swirled with natural peanut butter and a sprinkle of sea salt.
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
- 3 ounces Dark chocolate chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup AP Flour
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- flaky sea salt for topping
- 1 cup milk or semi sweet choc chips optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 inch square baking pan with parchment.
Use a large microwave safe bowl. Slice butter into tablespoons and place inside. Break up chocolate into small chunks and put in bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Then repeat. When stirring, start in the center and gently stir in an outward motion, until smooth.
Add sugars and whisk for a couple of minutes.
Then add eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth, another couple of minutes.
Add the flour and cocoa powder and salt and mix to a smooth batter. If using chocolate chips, fold them in. Pour into 9 inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, add peanut butter and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to smooth. Then drop spoonfuls on top of brownie batter. Use a knife or skewer To swirl. Sprinkle a touch of flaky sea salt.
Bake 23 – 27 minutes, until set around edges and a bit wobbly in center. Cool 45-60 minutes.
Swap PB for tahini or almond butter, if desired.
*use natural peanut butter. If using unsweetened, add a tablespoon of confectioners sugar.