Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Rich dark chocolate and creamy smooth peanut butter make these sweet (but not too sweet) brownies the perfect treat!

I’ve been recovering from a tonsillectomy for the past five days, and there are two things getting me through all this couch time: Real Housewives of New York and Great British Baking Show. The downside of episode after episode of GBB is watching the contestants whip up dozens of delicious treats. Treats that are way more appetizing than my current diet of oatmeal, congee, applesauce and popsicles. Treats I can’t have for the foreseeable future.

One thing’s for certain - once I am able to eat solid foods again, the first thing I’m doing is making a batch of these dark chocolate peanut butter brownies!

dark chocolate peanut butter brownies
dark chocolate peanut butter brownies
dark chocolate peanut butter brownies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Makes one 8x8 pan of brownies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate bar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Beat melted butter (slightly cooled), sugar, eggs and vanilla together until combined. Slowly add in flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder, mixing until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter..

2. Pour brownie batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish, topping remaining peanut butter. Run a knife or toothpick through the peanut butter to create swirls. Bake at 350ºF for about 25 minutes, or until a knife or cake tester inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out clean. Let brownies cool slightly before slicing.