Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

Davori Byrdsong


Every time I make these incredibly moist brownies, everyone simply gobbles them up. You might want to make an extra batch for home if you plan on taking them to any function/pot luck. You won't be leaving with any leftovers. Also, you can use as much or a little of the frosting as you wish. I normally spread it about 1/16" to 1/8" thick.


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20 Min
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  • 2
    unsweetened baker's chocolate squares
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c
    sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, i use crunchy)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8x8x2 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray (I use glass).
  2. Melt chocolate with butter/margarine using a double boiler over hot, NOT BOILING, water, stirring occasionally. Set aside and allow to cool.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder together. Set aside
  4. In large bowl using portable hand mixer or standing mixer with the whisk attachment, beat eggs and sugar until light. Add peanut butter and milk and mix until well blended
  5. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  6. Mix in flour/cocoa mixture until just blended.
  7. Spread evenly in prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely. Frost with your favorite chocolate icing, or follow the recipe in the notes for a fantastic home made one. Cut into squares using a sharp knife.
  9. NOTES:
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    1/4 Cup Butter
    1/4 Tsp Salt
    1 Square Unsweetened Baker's Chocolate
    1/3 Cup Milk
    1 1/2 Tsps Vanilla Extract
    1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder, sifted
    3 1/2 Cups Confectioners Sugar, Sifted

    1. Melt butter, salt, and chocolate square using a double boiler over hot, NOT BOILING, water, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool.

    2. Stir milk, vanilla, and cocoa powder into chocolate mixture.

    3. Using portable hand mixer or standing mixer with the whisk attachment, add sugar in three parts. Be sure to combine completely between installments, taking care to scrape the sides of the bowl.

    4. You may add more sugar to thicken or milk to thin if needed. This will spread easier at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate to store.

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About Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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