This outrageously tasty recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Brownies combines gloriously, gooey chocolate brownies and peanut cookies. What more could you want out of a dessert?
When my husband came to me with his weekly request for my brownies (No, the man is not fat – he’s one of those annoying people that can eat as much as he likes and never gain any weight),
I just knew I had to find a way to satisfy his craving, but also have something to share with all of you.
At the time, I had a peanut butter craving. I thought about making brownies as well as peanut butter cookies (my recipe is fantastic) and that’s when I had my ah-hah moment – combine them both!
I did just that and then again at the end, I threw on some chocolate chips as well because if you’re going to have these many calories, you should go big or go home!
Let me tell you, this is one fantastic recipe and I’ve been thinking about these babies ever since! These brownies are ultra-thick, with the perfect balance of fudgy, chewy, chocolaty goodness, combined with soft and crispy peanut butter topping.
Here’s how to make them:
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup dark chocolate chips on medium power in 30-second intervals until just melted
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted. Remove from heat. Whisk in the sugar and brown sugar.
Whisk in the eggs & egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla & salt. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and cocoa powder until evenly combined, then mix in the melted chocolate.
With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and cocoa powder until evenly combined.
Stir until well combined being careful not to over mix.
Spread into the pan and set aside.
For the peanut butter topping, start with creaming together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Blend in peanut butter & golden syrup, followed by the egg.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend it into the peanut butter mixture. Mix until smooth.
Crumble the peanut butter mixture over the brownie mixture in the pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake, allow to cool and set completely – serve and enjoy!
Please note: This recipe calls for Golden Syrup. Golden Syrup is common in English baking and I’ve fallen in love with it since moving here. I know it can be hard to find in the US, but you can get on here on Amazon (#paidlink).
- To test brownies to see if they are fully cooked, do not use a cake tester. The best thing to do is to gently shake the pan. If the brownie wobbles in the middle, it’s not quite done so slide it back in and bake for another 5 minutes until the topping is golden brown & the sides are just beginning to come away from the pan.
Other Great Recipes To Try
- Rocky Road
- Nutella Cookies
- Vanilla Bean Banana Bundt Cake
- Yellow Celebration Cake
- Plum Upside Down Cake
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Let's Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Brownies
For the brownies:
- 8 oz dark chocolate chopped
- 2¼ cup butter cut into pieces
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the topping:
- ½ cup Butter
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar packed
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Peanut Butter
- 3 tablespoons Golden Syrup optional
- 1 Large Egg
- 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
For the brownies:
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC/155ºC Fan Grease 13x9 inch baking pan
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup dark chocolate chips on medium power in 30-second intervals until just melted
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted. Remove from heat.
- Whisk in the sugar and brown sugar right into the pot. Once combined, whisk in the eggs & egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla & salt followed by the melted chocolate.
- With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and cocoa powder until evenly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread into the pan and set aside while you make the topping.
- For the topping:
- Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Blend in peanut butter & golden syrup, followed by the egg.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend it into the peanut butter mixture. Mix until smooth.
- Crumble the peanut butter mixture over the brownie mixture in the pan.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Place the pan in the oven and set your timer for 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, open the oven, pull the shelf out and gently shake the pan. If the brownie wobbles in the middle, it’s not quite done so slide it back in and bake for another 5 minutes until the topping is golden brown & the sides are just beginning to come away from the pan. remove from the oven and cool the brownies for an hour before removing from the pan and slicing.
- The brownies will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days, and the brownies actually get even better after a day.
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UPDATE NOTES: This recipe was originally posted in November of 2016, but has been republished to include step by step instructions and nutritional information.