Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

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My husband and I have two sons and I sent these brownies to them regularly when they were in college. They told me that they used to hide a few from their roommates just to make sure there would be some left! —Patsy Burgin, Lebanon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 25 servings


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream or milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat; set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and pale colored. Add flour and melted chocolate; stir well. Pour into a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the brownies test done. Cool. For filling, beat confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and butter in a bowl. Stir in cream or milk until mixture reaches desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies; cover and chill until firm. For glaze; melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over the filling. Chill before cutting. Store in refrigerator. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p29

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 264491
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

"Taste like peanut butter cups. Love it!!"

trimom4 User ID: 8391995 227071
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"How can a 9x9 pan yield 5 DOZEN brownies!!!!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 218324
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Pretty yummy! I ran out of sugar, powdered sugar, and chocolate and they still turned out good!"

lorstout User ID: 2537668 6695
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"Great recipe for this favorite combination! I took them to work where everyone loved them."

PinkFish User ID: 6858775 11724
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013


PinkFish User ID: 6858775 11723
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"I think I will try this using a boxed brownie mix and putting it in a 9"x13" pan. I will use the same filling ingr. as for a 9" pan. Sounds wonderful! Will let you know how it turns out."

gramik User ID: 6431853 12345
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"I made this for company and was excited to see how they turned out. The brownie portion was horrible. It tasted like cardboard! The peanut butter topping was delicious and the only saving grace in this brownie. I might try it again, but I'm going to have to do something about the brownie to make it edible!!"

egan8910 User ID: 2243027 11594
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"Made this yesterday for my son-in-law. He loved them. I had to use chocolate chips because I had no unsweetened chocolate so I found them very sweet, but not uneatable. The brownie turned out very well considering I have very little success when making brownies.When all is said and done this is a nice snack. I will make it again but I will use unsweetened chocolate. I give it 5 *****!!!!!!"

Hace User ID: 5963963 6689
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"this does not yeild five dozen

this makes one pan"

senzascusa User ID: 2756822 12342
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"My all time fave brownies when I want something extra. Very impressive for taking to parties/teas/potlucks etc. Always the first to go. Very very rich, so I've found these don't go over well in other countries where sweets are less rich and the chocolate/PB craze is non-existant. However in North America these go down fabulous! Made these over 10 years ago for a high school project where I created a cookbook. I got an A+ (hopefully deserved even if I didn't have these samples!!)"

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