Peanut Butter Brownies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 16
  • About This Recipe

    “This is another great gift or potluck treat. You can really make them look impressive by brushing top with maple syrup and sprinkling with finely chopped toasted peanuts just before serving. Try cutting them into longer, thinner bars instead of the traditional square for a change of pace.”

    Ingredients

  • 5tablespoonsbutter
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1/2 cupall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cuppeanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoonbaking powder
  • Directions

  • In a 3-quart pan over low heat, heat butter until melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, peanut butter, and baking powder until smoothly blended.
  • Evenly spread batter in a buttered and floured 8-inch square pan.
  • Bake in 350°F oven until edges feel firm to touch and begin to turn a shade darker, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Run a knife between pan rim and baked brownie.
  • Cool in pan on a rack, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into 9 or 16 squares.
  • Store in airtight container up to 2 days, or freeze to store longer.
  • Reviews

  • “I was craving a dessert that was both easy to make and peanut butter based. These brownies melted in my mouth. I’d suggest serving them warm to enjoy the full flavor. Thanks a bunch for our new family fave!”

  • “They were cakey, i was expecting them to be chewy as one reviewer posted.They’re like muffins in a bar form.I brush the top w/ corn syrup as soon as out of the oven then sprinkled chopped toasted peanuts as Sharlene suggested.And they lookedfancier than an ordinary plain bars”

  • “great recipe! i love peanut butter and these brownies were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside..YUMMY..and i frosted each one with chocolate frosting, and it was delcious, thanks for posting it”

  • “Really yummy dessert!! I found that my first batch came out a little too greasy, though.On my second try, I left out the butter and they came out perfect!! Absolutely delicious, great peanut butter flavor and nice and chewy!”

  • “I doubled the recipe for my dinner guests but otherwise followed the directions. In 20 min the middle was still gooey so I put them back in for a little longer and it came out cakey. Still got rave reviews though and I didn’t top it with anything.”

  • “I gave this recipe 4 stars. My family really liked these brownies! They smell and taste like peanut butter fudge. I made these for a bake sale for this weekend. I tested them on my 7 yr old nephew and 9 yr old nephew. They loved them and so did my hubby and myself! I doubled the batch and baked them in a 8×11″-inch pan. But other then they followed the recipe. I choose to use crunchy peanut butter as that was what I had on hand. They had to bake 35 minutes. The middle was a little more chewy then I like but they were done and taste yummy! I will be making these again for sure! Thanks for posting a super yummy recipe!”

  • “Made these yesterday, and WOW! I will be making these over and over again for sure. I used the butter and cooked them for 20 min. Chewy, gooey and YUMMY. My chocolate loving son actually had 3 of these and loved them!”

  • “I’m not rating this because I strayed away from the directions.I took the advice of previous reviewers and didn’t use the butter, but I also used Splenda instead of sugar and I think that messed with the texture and consistency.My advice to anyone is to NOT replace the sugar, otherwise this recipe won’t come out right.”

  • “These are yum-o! I followed the recipe exactly except mine only took about 20 minutes to bake and I didn’t glaze or top with anything. I used an 8″ round pan (it was handy) and it came out being like a HUGE peanut butter cookie! Chewy and delicious! I don’t know that I would serve these at a potluck; they seemed a bit crumbly. The perfect snack when you’re craving peanut butter!***EDIT- I think next time I will reduce the butter to 2 tbs. They really came out greasy on the bottoms. Still delicious, though!”

  • “This was super easy to make and the outcome was delicious! The brownies had a crisp outside shell and a chewy inside. Yummy peanut butter flavor. I will definitely make these again!”

  • “Very easy to make. I reduced amount of sugar to 2/3 of the cup, and brushed the top with corn syrup and sprinkled with chopped peanuts. Makes a great dessert when you don’t have a lot of time to spend on the kitchen.Thanks.”

  • “Perfect texture, rich peanut butter taste.I frosted them with “Peanut Butter Frosting” #33520 by yogi.Yet another recipe going into my “Best of Zaar so far” cookbook.Thanks!”

  • “This is just what we wanted…Chewy. So very easy to do also. Did not have to worry about the size of the cookies..just cut them in the size you want. My Brother loved these. I sure will make these over again for him. Thank You for posting a wonderful easy reciepe. Hugs”

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