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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Today is our last day of vacation in Palm Beach, sad! The week flew by! We've had a great time. I will do a trip post soon, but today I want to share my chocolate peanut butter brownie wedges. I made these on Memorial Day and they were a crowd pleaser.

Fudgy brownies are one of my favorite treats. I made my basic brownie recipe and added in chopped up Reese's peanut butter cups. I also swirled in peanut butter with a toothpick. I wanted these to be extra peanut buttery!

The brownies were gooey, fudgy, and loaded with peanut butter goodness. I cut the brownies in wedges and served them with a mini peanut butter cup on top! If you are a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter, you will adore these brownies. I know I will be baking them again!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

(Printable Recipe)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate, (2 ounces) coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp table salt
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped (I didn't measure, add what you want)
Peanut butter-I used creamy, about a 1/3 of a cup

Position an oven rack on the middle rung. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch round cake or pie pan.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add in the chocolate chunks. Whisk until blended.
In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, eggs, and extract with a fork until just blended.
Pour the liquid over the flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula until just blended. The batter will be kind of dry, don’t worry. Add in the peanut butter cups and stir until combined.

Scrape the mixture in to the pan and spread evenly. You might have to press the mixture in to the sides if you are having trouble spreading with a spatula. Swirl in the peanut butter with a toothpick or knife.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in to the center comes out with only a few gooey pieces clinging to it. Transfer the baking dish to a cooling rack and let cool. Cut into wedges. Add a mini peanut butter cup on top, if you wish!

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Blogger Elle said...

These look perfect! Chocolate and peanut butter are perfect for each other.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Oh my gosh- a heavenly treat! Glad your vacation went well! Enjoy the last day

5:33 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

Wow they look heavenly, wish i was living next door to you to have a slice from this.

5:48 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that's the perfect combination! The Holy Grail of brownies!



5:48 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Those brownies look so fudgey! I made brownie wedges for Memorial Day weekend too.

5:55 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Those brownies are the epitome of decadence - holy yum!

Enjoy your last moments in paradise!! :-)

6:18 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

OK, off to buy some resses peanut butter cups,asap.

6:19 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I think the hubs would eat a whole batch of those himself!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I love this combination. It's impossible to go wrong when chocolate marries peanut butter.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Yummy they look great!

6:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yum! Chocolate peanut butter brownies are my favorite!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Wow!!! Amazing. These sound so good. I need to make these. Would it be bad if I left work right now to go home and make them? :)

7:14 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Yes, yes, yes! I'm a fan of PB & chocolate together as a matter of fact that's pretty much the only way I like either one.

Your brownie looks divine!

Glad to hear you had a lovely vacation!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

I am the sucker you are talking about. Those look way too yummy.

7:39 AM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

Brownies are my number one favorite dessert. These look terrific! I love your photo with the checked cloth under the brownie. So cute!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Yes please! PB cups are just one of those candy "bars" I can't stop eating :)

8:49 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

oh these look decadent. I m a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter :) yummy. Nice vacation

10:30 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Looks delicious. Always a great combo. Such a nice picture with the peanut butter cup on top!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Who isn't a sucker for Pb and chocolate!! :) Hope your trip was wonderful and enjoy your last day. Say hi to the FL sunshine for me!

11:03 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

I can't believe how fast your trip went by! These look divine and would go so fast with my kids and husband around that I fear I would never get to taste. Great recipe!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...


12:10 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Oh, Maria. These look awesome. I like how your brownie recipe uses chopped chocolate and cocoa--a bit of a cost saver and they look GREAT. Love the pb/choc combo!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

You are baking for my husband here. He would eat it all up.

1:42 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

It looks super fudgy and moist!! Perfect combo.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Creative Classroom Core said...

That is one tasty looking brownie!

Thanks for sharing!

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heavenly brownies!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Wow, for an oil based brownie, it looks yummy! I can't wait to see your vacation pics!

3:58 PM  
Blogger La Cuisine d'Helene said...

What a great brownie. I went to West Palm Beach, last year, and enjoyed it so much.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Mmm, I love peanut butter and chocolate! I never would of thought of swirling in peanut butter. I can't wait to try it!!!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

We have a 12 yr old brownie fanatic in the house who would love these!!

5:11 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

YUM YUM -- those look decadently, amazingly delicious!!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Holy yummm those look good! I bet they were delish!!

5:34 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love chocolate and PB too. These look wonderful.

Hope you are enjoying your trip.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite combination.
Sweet and salty together.
I love the pie shape brownies.
Enjoy the Palm Beach sun!

5:45 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Can't go wrong with chocolate and PB!

6:07 PM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

These brownies look great! I come from a family of chocolate and peanut butter lovers, so I'm sure these will be a huge hit!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

I'm definitely a sucker-they look scrumptious!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Oooh, pb & chocolate makes me smile. Hope you enjoyed the vacation!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a great treat! Love that peanut butter cup on top!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

A little slice of heaven. Have a safe trip home.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Yes yes yes to this brownie combination. Looks great! So sad your vacation is over. I need a turn but I don't see one for a long time to come. It is the year of the staycation:-(

5:31 AM  
Blogger grace said...

this'll be hard to top as far as brownies go--the density alone makes me weak in the knees. heck, i wish i could just smell 'em. :)

6:35 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I hate it when a vacation comes to an end! But these brownies would make me feel much better - they look amazing!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

a little slice of heaven :) glad you had a great vacation!

8:25 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

They look wonderful! I know you had a great vacation. Welcome back home!

9:57 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Oh drool! Chocolate and peanut butter were definitely meant for each other!

1:12 PM  
Blogger The Fat Dietitian said...

This looks like heaven! My sister loves chocolate PB... so we mighty be making this tonight! Glad your vacay was fun... :)

1:19 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

My sons love chocolate and pb together, love the pb cup on top!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Yup that's dynamite right there. Nice and quick, and topped with a little PB goodness :) Nice job, and I look forward to your West Palm post. Have a safe trip back!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

PB and chocolate are one of those things that make my heart go faster!!! They look wonderful! I love how you did them in wegdes!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Maria, be might end up putting Reese's out of business with these beauties!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Di said...

Oh, yum! Two of my favorites--brownies and Reeses. Those look fabulous.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Risa said...

Now this is what I call a brownie!

4:37 PM  
Blogger stephchows said...

ok seriously.... favorite candy ever! looks amazing!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

My family loves peanut butter cup brownies. I haven't made them in ages! Thanks for the reminder!

9:13 AM  

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