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Peanut Butter-Hazelnut Brownies Recipe

Peanut Butter-Hazelnut Brownies Recipe

Over the years I’d been adding this and that to my basic brownie recipe—and then I came up with this one! —Denise Wheeler, Newaygo, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely crushed malted milk balls
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in malted milk balls.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter and Nutella; cover and microwave at 50% power for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, stirring twice. Drizzle over batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • 3. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 264 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Peanut Butter-Hazelnut Brownies

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I couldn't really taste the peanut butter( I'm one of the peanut butter fans) so I added 1/4 more just to bring out the taste. Overall it tasted amazing! Totally going to make it again."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Tasty, but cakier in texture (we prefer fudgy brownies)."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"This recipe is amazing! Moist and very tasty! Loved every bite and so did my family."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"I made these for my son's "band" 4 teenage boys. They wiped out almost all of them in one rehearsal. Easy to make and they loved it.I was a hero."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"I wish there were more stars, this is the most fantastic, tasty brownie recipe I have ever tasted!!! My new best favourite. I will never make another brownie but these. Cannot stop eating them."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"This is one of the best brownies I have ever eaten. They are so moist and chewy and the malted milk balls, peanut butter, and nutella give it a really great flavor!"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"These are delicious and thick and chewy! My family loved them- I will be making these ALOT in the future!"

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