Peanut Butter Brownies

I took a week off for mid-terms; did you miss me? I’ve only got one more mid-term left on Thursday, and then I can start worrying about finals. Sigh. Either way, while I was taking some time off from the blog, Kramer redid the whole thing; new layout and all! I hope you all like it, and if you find any errors/bugs, please let me know! I love how clean it looks compared to the last layout and I think it’ll be a lot easier to load, too.

I made these peanut butter brownies a week or two ago when Kramer and I wanted something sweet in a hurry. I had lots leftover, obviously, so I brought half into the salon I go to and gave the other half to my brother who lives in a dorm at ASU. They were very well received! They’re rich, chewy, and oh-so peanut buttery. I used both peanut butter chips and chocolate chips, so every bite was filled with little creamy bits of peanut butter or chocolate. I whipped these up in no time at all. You can even add anything you want; candy bits, nuts, different kinds of chips, etc. Versatile, simple, and delicious! Eat them with a scoop of ice cream or all on their own! Either way, you’re sure to love these tasty little treats.

Peanut Butter Brownies
Your ingredients.

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Beat together the brown sugar and eggs.

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Add in the melted butter, honey, molasses, and vanilla and mix well.

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Mix in the salt and flour and scrape down the bowl to make sure everything is combined well.

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Fold in the peanut butter chips by hand.

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Spread the batter into a greased and/or lined 9×13 pan (I highly recommend lining the pan with foil so you can easily lift the brownies out of the pan when you’re ready to cut them). Sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate chips over the batter and bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes. If they start to brown too much on top, like mine did, cover the pan in foil and bake until the brownies are set and a toothpick comes out clean.

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Allow to cool completely before cutting (unless you want to serve them warm).

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Slice into squares and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies
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Serves: 20-24 brownies
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed (I used dark)
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons clover honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and move the rack to the middle position. Grease and/or line a 9×13-inch pan.
  2. Beat together the eggs and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in the peanut butter, melted butter, molasses, honey, and vanilla, and mix well. Add in the salt and flour, scraping down the bowl to make sure everything is evenly combined. Fold in the 1 cup of peanut butter chips by hand.
  3. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips over the top of the batter. Bake for 30 minutes, or until set and a toothpick comes out clean. If the top of the brownies start to brown too quickly (as mine did), cover the pan with tinfoil and place it back in the oven to finish baking. Serve warm or allow to cool and cut into squares.


16 Responses

  1. ingrid says:

    Looks good! I’ve made something similar. Mine were good so I’m certain with your addition of PB chips these were even better!

  2. Macky says:

    This looks absolutely delightful! I shall definitely try it out.


  3. Natalie says:

    Wow these look so good! I love that you use molasses, it adds richness to cookies and I like that! They look perfectly crispy on top and soft in the middle.

  4. Malin says:

    Yum yum gimme some! Looks soo tasty.
    I’m hung up on PB at the moment, so this is just right! 😉

  5. Sara E says:

    look at all of these yummy pictures…. ok… I so need to have time to bake today

  6. Jay says:

    I love the new website! Kramer did a great job! You are so lucky to have him. He seems like a big squishy teddy bear. And he is lucky to have you too!

  7. amelia says:

    can i use peanut butter (skippy) instead of peanut butter chips?

  8. lilyann says:

    What are molasses!

  9. Jen T. says:

    These look wonderful! I’m with you on the midterms, my second round is starting up now, and these look like such a perfect treat. Great job Sydney!

  10. I really want to make these but I can’t find the peanut butter chips. I’ll keep looking!

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  12. betty says:

    yum- i have yet to experiment with brownies yet- i have only baked the clasic choc, with macadamias, choc chips… but peanut butter mmm i must add it to my to-bake list :O)

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  14. barbara says:

    Made these yesterday. Since I did not have PB chips – i just used what i had – semi sweet chips and folded them in the batter instead of sprinkling on top. I would suggest to cover with foil at least part of the baking as you say, they did start to burn. I like the molasses and honey, it gives them a unique flavor. thanks for a good recipe

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