Peanut butter brownies

Peanut butter brownies

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(156 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Cuts into 16 squares

Two of our favourite things - peanut butter and brownies - combine to make these irresistible treats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal250
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.24g
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  • 225g crunchy peanut butter

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  • 200g bar dark chocolate, broken into pieces
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  • 280g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour


  1. Set aside 50g each of the peanut butter and chocolate. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment. Gently melt remaining peanut butter, chocolate and all the sugar in a pan, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has just about melted. Transfer mix into a bowl to cool down slightly. Turn off heat and use a wooden spoon to beat in the eggs one by one. Stir in the flour and scrape into the tin.

  2. Melt reserved peanut butter in the microwave on High for 45 secs, or in a pan, until runny, then drizzle over the brownie. Bake for 20-25 mins until it has a crust, but the middle still seems slightly uncooked.

  3. Melt reserved chocolate, drizzle over the brownie, then cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

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27th Jul, 2016
I have just made these tonight really nice, I may add some more chocolate next time and will do the drizzle on top as well. Will take into work tomorrow and see what they think.
20th Jul, 2016
Best brownie recipe we've ever followed. Didn't do the peanut butter or chocolate drizzle just the basic brownie mix. I'm not a fan of super sweet or overly sticky brownies but these were lovely. Our peanut butter is 100% peanuts (no additives) so this didn't add to the overall sweetness. We also baked for the 30 minutes and it came out perfect for me, with just a slight moistness in the middle (though if you want it properly sticky i'd probably check after 20 minutes). Lovely crusty top even after a couple of days. WIll definitely make again.
11th Jul, 2016
I'm really surprised that people had trouble with this recipe.... it's brilliant! I used supermarket basic crunchy peanut butter, melted in a Bain Marie and baked for 30 mins. Squishy, crusty loveliness!!
26th Jun, 2016
I wasn't sure whether to try this due to the mixed comments despite the good rating but decided to find out for myself. I had no problem making them, melted the mixture over a bain Marie, added the eggs one at a time and it came together fine. I only baked for 20mins but they are very dry, not squidgy and fudgey like I think brownies should be. I supposed because they have no butter in but no one eats brownies to be healthy! Certainly edible but disappointing and I won't be making again.
13th May, 2016
I was a bit worried about this recipe. My mixture didn't really melt. But, like one of the other reviewers I got it to a certain consistnecy and decided to go for it with the eggs. That really changed things and gave me the mixture I was expecting. Cooked for 30 mins. Didn't find the peanut butter drizzle too easy to do, it was more "blobbed" on, BUT the outcome is amazing. If you are a fan of peanut butter and chocolate this is definitely the recipe for you!!!! Defo making these again!
11th May, 2016
There are so many MUCH better recipes for Brownies! - This one is really not worth the effort.
29th Apr, 2016
Tried this this afternoon as I had a craving for peanut butter. The mixture was very thick and I forgot about them in the oven so the edges got a bit crispy but the centre texture was nice and squidgy, i used 74% cocoa chocolate with no added sugar which I think helped them to not taste too sickly sweet. I used crunchy peanut butter (just cheap own brand stuff) for both mixture and the top and had no problem melting it. They taste really good and were easy and quick to make
10th Apr, 2016
Not that impressed although it did give us a few laughs. Very very sweet and the recipe is unhelpful - 'partly melted, 'seems slightly uncooked' - not really the level of precision needed in a recipe. I melted the chocolate, sugar and peanut butter together. If I were to do this again I wouldn't use a non-stick pan, mine is ruined from the sugar scraping the bottom as it was stirred. The final mixture was so thick it was like toothpaste and this made it very difficult to see when it was cooked; skewers came out clean before it went into the oven, after 30 mins and after I had taken it out to cool, found it was under done and put it in for a few more mins. I don't think I'll bother again.
3rd Apr, 2016
Mixed results here as well. I read the other comments before baking and used some posh peanut butter and really nice quality chocolate. 30min in the oven is way too long, I took them out after 25min and they were already overcooked and very dry. Will try serving them with some custard to help them go down...
10th Mar, 2016
I have made this recipe SO many times and it has always worked perfectly for me. I found that transferring the melted mix into a separate bowl then quickly adding the eggs works really well and no scrambled eggs anywhere to be found!


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