Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Recipe
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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Recipe

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Peanut butter and chocolate are always a delicious duo, but they're extra-special paired in this tempting treat. Even with a sizable collection of brownie recipes, I reach for this one quite often. The marbled look attracts curious tasters...the flavor brings them back for seconds. - Linda Craig, Hay River, Northwest Territories
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 94 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and milk; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide batter in half. To one portion, add peanut butter and peanut butter chips; mix well. To the other portion, add the cocoa and chocolate chips; mix well.
  3. In a greased 9-in. square baking pan, spoon chocolate batter in eight mounds in a checkerboard pattern. Spoon seven mounds of peanut butter batter between the chocolate batter. Cut through batters with a knife to swirl.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p27

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DblDee8 24240
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"These brownies are SO good and very moist. Easy recipe to follow."

deeboomer 30728
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"For some reason, my brownies came out more of a cake texture rather than the "brownie" texture but peanut butter is my favorite, so I'll probably make it again"

StephieK 63424
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"So good! I prefer the pb layer, so I divide the batter not so evenly. I've made these several times. Always a hit."

VictoriaElaine 18475
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"These are easy to make & taste fantastic! My only complaint is that mine sunk in the middle - a common occurrence when baking brownies at a high altitude. If I make again, I will make some adjustments & try to fix that."

5hungrykids 83482
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"These are easy to make and are okay. Not as delicious as I had hoped."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Perfect! I love this recipe, its to die for...."

diddledo 83480
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Absolutely awesome! They're rich and the ultimate blend of peanut butter and chocolate. Also easy to make."

hwdog 83478
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"absolutely amazing."

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