Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies

I made these because they looked good, and they were delicious!!!!  The End.

Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies - Adapted from Cinnamon and Chai
Brownie Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 Ounces Bakers Unsweetened Chocolate
1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
2/3 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (optional)

Peanut Butter Filling Ingredients:
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
3/4 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. For Chocolate Batter: Put butter and chocolates in a heatproof medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stir until melted. Let cool slightly. 
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Whisk granulated sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. 
  5. Add flour mixture; stir just until incorporated. Add Chocolate Chips.
  6. For Peanut Butter Filling: Stir together butter, confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, salt, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.
  7. Pour one-third of batter into prepared pan; spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Drop dollops of peanut butter filling (about 1 tablespoon each) on top of batter, spacing about 1 inch apart. Drizzle remaining batter on top, and gently spread to fill pan. Drop dollops of remaining filling on top. Gently swirl peanut butter filling into batter with a butter knife, running it through the layers three times lengthwise and three times crosswise.
  8. Bake until a cake tester inserted into brownies (avoid center and edges) comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 35 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Lift out; let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares. Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
  9. Enjoy!!


  1. Visiting you is really bad for me. I find all these delicious recipes and I am "counting calories." One recipe after another calls my name.

    You might want to share this at Bake with Bizzy. I certainly would love it, if you did.

  2. Peanut butter and chocolate are always the best partners in sweets...they are fantastic! Yum!

  3. Lovely swirl. I adore the pb and chocolate combination.

  4. I came across your blog on Skip to my Lou!

    I'm hosting a link party..."Fusion Fridays" {Open All Weekend!}

    I would love it if you would come by Friday and link up!

  5. These look so decedent! YUMMY! Peanut butter and chocolate, a perfect pairing!

  6. Oh, yum, yum, yum. Those really do look good. Such good flavors combined. Thank you for sharing at Joy of Desserts.

  7. Yummy! I want one of those warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Thanks for the recipe. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  8. These look AMAZING! I would LOVE it if you shared this recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow!

    I hope to see you there!

  9. Looks delish.

    Thanks for sharing your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  10. Who doesn't love this combo! Great recipe!

  11. I do love chocolate and peanut butter. The perfect combo.