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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

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 YIELD:25 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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trimom4 227071
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

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

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rmbarr059 218324
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

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

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lorstout 6695
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

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

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PinkFish 11724
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"awesome!!"

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PinkFish 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."

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gramik 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!!"

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egan8910 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 *****!!!!!!"

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Hace 6689
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"this does not yeild five dozen

this makes one pan"

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senzascusa 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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christianson.rebecca1 11721
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"These brownies are the perfect fix for a

chocolate and peanut butter craving! I skipped the chocolate glaze on top to save time and they tasted amazing anyway."

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mittymit 11719
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"These were amazing. I can whip them up so fast and just as fast they are gone."

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debbrastottlemyer 23036
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2009

"The best brownie"

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threekidsandadog 3884
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"This year I asked my three kids, 13, 18 & 21 what Christmas cookie they would like me to make....they all said completely seperate from each other....the peanut butter brownies Nanna would make. Ok I said but I was going to have a bit of a problem...Nanna passed away last year and I was pretty sure she had gotten the recipe from Taste of Home or one of the other Reiman Press magazines but was not sure and was not sure what they were called. I came on to the website today and to my amazement I typed in peanut butter brownie in the search and there they were top of the list. Thank you so much for having this website so we can all continue to enjoy what we call Nanna's Peanut Butter Brownies!!"

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TheDix 9994
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2008

" Who cares how big the brownies are?  Just made these and they are a bit rich.  Someone might want to cut them into bite sizes.  DELICIOUS!

Dixie
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Charobic 12340
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2008

"I make these all the time. EVEYBODY loves them! I bring them to parties and they disappear fast. These brownies are awesome!"

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nanigirl3 24652
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2007

"Yields "about 5 dozen"??? In a 9" square pan? Must be awfully small brownie "bites""

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