Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies

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These ‘Easy & Epic’ Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies will be your new favorite brownies and might be for life!  Rich and fudgy brownies with a thick delicious creamy layer of peanut butter filling wedged smack dab in the middle. 

Yea…we went there…can ya blame us?  Along those lines, check out these Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies and these Oreo Stuffed Brownies!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies recipe

And if that wasn’t enough, add a smooth layer of melted chocolate &  peanut and peanut butter on top and wait for the ‘everything’s puppy dogs and rainbows’ fantasy to happen. 

????????  Pure happiness!

Since we’ve been social distancing now we’re trapped with these insanely decadent brownies…good versus evil kind of drama here!   

Ummm….Maybe it’s good to know these Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies may also be frozen for up to 3 months, because we would eat them all ASAP!  Just thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving. 

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies recipe

Why I Love These Peanut Butter Brownies!

  • Not only are these epic brownies awesomely outrageous and fantastic looking, ironically and thankfully, they are not complicated to make!  Yay, right?   Isn’t that the whole point?  
  • They look like bakery brownies and being that they are made from scratch, you’ll be please to know these are a ‘staple’ kind of brownie. 
  • What I mean by ‘staple’ kind of brownie is, you most likely have everything already in your pantry! Ingredients like cocoa powder, flour, sugar, butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt, chocolate chips, eggs and vanilla.  That’s it.  Hopefully you do!  
  • Peanut butter and chocolate are the best combo ever when it comes to dessert!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies (Easy & Epic!)

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies recipe

Ingredients You Need for Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

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Peanut Butter Filling or 12 full-size peanut butter cups unwrapped

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Layer

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How to Make Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving some overhang for easy removal. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Layering Brownies

Peanut Butter Filling

  1. Mix butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Set aside.

Brownies

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until fully combined.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Bottom Brownie Layer

  1. Pour half of the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan

Peanut Butter Flavor

Place spoonfuls of the peanut butter filling on top of the brownie batter, then spread out using back of spoon or offset spatula.

Top Brownie Layer

  1. Add the remaining brownie batter on top by the spoonfuls and spread into one even layer, covering the peanut butter layer.
  2. Bake 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until the tops of the brownies look set. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Layer

  1. Once the brownies are cooled, melt chocolate chips in microwave for 40 seconds, stir. Microwave an additional 40 seconds and stir. Add in peanut butter and continue stirring until chocolate is completed melted. Pour on top of brownies and spread with back of spoon or offset spatula. Let chocolate set at room temperature and slice into 16 squares for your peanut butter brownie indulgence!

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Storing & Freezing Brownies

  • Room Temperature – Store brownies in an airtight container @ room temperature for up to four days. Brownies may also be frozen for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Freezer – Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies may also be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure they are sealed tightly.

Also, Check out Double Stuffed Peanut Butter Cup CupcakesUltimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion CakeTriple Lemon Cupcakes and these awesome Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries!

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This peanut butter brownie recipe is definitely crowd-pleasing brownies perfect for parties, picnics, celebrations, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, potlucks, tailgating. 

And of course, for all the brownie lovers, especially if you love some peanut butter with your chocolate!   

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownie

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies (Easy & Epic!)

Kim Lange
These 'Easy & Epic' Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies will be your new favorite brownies and might be for life!  Rich and fudgy brownies with a thick delicious creamy layer of peanut butter filling wedged smack dab in the middle.  Yea...we went there...can ya blame us?
4.07 from 29 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

BROWNIES

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour like Bob's Red Mill
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder like Ghirardelli's
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

PEANUT BUTTER FILLING Or 12 full-size peanut butter cups unwrapped

  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Layer

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving some overhang for easy removal. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

  • Mix butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Set aside.

BROWNIES

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until fully combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

BOTTOM BROWNIE LAYER

  • Pour half of the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan

PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

  • Place spoonfuls of the peanut butter filling on top of the brownie batter, then spread out using back of spoon or offset spatula.

TOP BROWNIE LAYER

  • Add the remaining brownie batter on top by the spoonfuls and spread into one even layer, covering the peanut butter layer.
  • Bake 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until the tops of the brownies look set. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Layer

  • Once the brownies are cooled, melt chocolate chips in microwave for 40 seconds, stir. Microwave an additional 40 seconds and stir. Add in peanut butter and continue stirring until chocolate is completed melted. Pour on top of brownies and spread with back of spoon or offset spatula. Let chocolate set at room temperature and slice into 16 squares for your peanut butter brownie indulgence!

Notes

  • Store brownies in an airtight container @ room temperature for up to four days. Brownies may also be frozen for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Peanut butter cups can be used instead of the peanut butter layer if desired.
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16 Comments

  1. I doubled this recipe to make a 9×13 pan. They were so yummy. Ans go excellent with ice cream or all alone 🙂 a new favorite for sure.
    My guys found them a little over peanut buttery. So for the next batch we’ll be making a quadruple batch of the brownie portion and double batch of the peanut butter portion for our 9×13 pan 🙂

    We just LOVE these 🙂 thank you for the recipe. And on the brownie side these are so moist and fudgy we love them. Weve been looking for an excellent brownie recipe for YEARS. This one takes the cake!

  2. I had a hard time getting oreos, but I finally found some I could get online. Weird some of the things we can get and cannot get! Thank you so much Davorka! Stay safe!!

  3. Believe it or not, I have managed to get peanut butter cups for my pantry stocks for these horrible days so, yes ! perfect healing treat ! xo

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