Fudge Brownies With Peanut Butter Swirl

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Oh sweet brownies with peanut butter swirl come to momma. 

I don't know why I hadn't made these years ago. The pan lasted less then 24 hours in our house and that's with hiding the pan! These where nice and fudgy with a wonderful chocolate flavor.

I have been thinking of this mix of brownies and peanut butter since super bowl. Amanda the youth Pastor Andrews wife had brought a creation similar to these to the super bowl party, I kept meaning to ask her for the recipe but finally decided to just concoct my own version. Did I mention we have the most amazing youth pastor? Amanda and Andrew do amazing things with the kids! They are taking 20 some kids on a Missions trip to The Dream Center in L.A.! Pretty impressive if you ask me!

OK, NOW GO MAKE THESE! For my sanity and yours!

Make sure to also check out Flourless Brownie with Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies! They are another favorite fudgy peanut butter fix! 

In a double boiler or a medium/large size heat safe bowl over a pot of boiling water (be careful not to burn yourself the bowl is HOT), melt chocolate with butter over medium heat. Once melted set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
This recipe should be mixed by hand not in a mixer!
In a small bowl mix peanut butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.
Add eggs, vanilla and brown sugar to a medium/small bowl.
Mix until combined, DO NOT BEAT!
Add cocoa, sea salt and baking powder to the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture and stir gently, DO NOT BEAT OR INCORPORATE AIR!
Add flour and stir gently until combined.
It's not a very good picture but it will look like this..
Grease a 8x11 pan.
Dust with cocoa powder.
Add half of the brownie batter.
Dollop half the peanut butter mixture randomly over the top using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon.
Cover with the remaining half of the brownie batter and spread to cover peanut butter.
Repeat dolloping peanut butter mixture over the top.  Then use a knife (butter works great) and draw S shapes back and forth across the width of the pan to distribute the peanut butter.
Now use the knife and draw S shapes the length of the pan. Tap the pan once or twice lightly to level.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. The middle should still be slightly loose when pan is moved. Let cool completely or brownies will be a little crumbly if warm.

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Fudgy Brownies With Peanut Butter Swirl

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Fudge brownies swirled with peanut butter. A great dessert for Superbowl or any other gatherings. Recipe includes step by step instructions and photos.
Prep time: PT20M
Cook time: PT35M
Total time: PT55M
Yield: 12 Servings
Calories per serving: 328
Fat per serving: 23
  • 1 cup Butter Plus More For Pan
  • 8 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 3 whole Eggs, Stirred To Break Yolks (Not Beaten)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoons Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder Plus More For Pan
  • 2/3 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour Or All-Purpose
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Cooking Directions
  1. Everything needs to be mixed by hand please do not use a mixer.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8"x11" pan with butter, then dust with cocoa. Set aside.
  3. In a double boiler or a medium-large bowl over a pot of boiling water add butter and chocolate.
  4. Stir until melted over medium heat.Remove mixture from heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Now mix all ingredients for peanut butter swirl in a small bowl until fully incorporated and set aside.
  6. Mix eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla in a medium/small bowl. Set aside.
  7. Now return to the melted chocolate bowl and add baking powder, sea salt and cocoa. Mix until fully combined.
  8. Pour the egg/sugar mixture into the chocolate mixture and stir being careful not to incorporate air. Add all of the flour to the chocolate mixture and stir just until incorporated.
  9. Take half of the brownie mixture and spread in the prepared pan. Dollop half of the peanut butter mixture randomly over the top of the brownie mixture using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon. Cover with remaining brownie mixture. Now repeat dolloping with peanut butter mixture.
  10. With a knife make large S shapes like a snake going width of the pan. Now repeat long S shapes going the length of the pan. Tap pan lightly once or twice to level.
  11. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Brownies will still be slightly jiggly in the middle. Let cool completely or brownies will be a little crumbly if warm.


  1. I'm sure you hid these in a pretty good spot but I'll bet the smell was just to intoxicating. Yum!

  2. Oh my god these look so beautiful and rich and delicious! I can almost taste it! :)

    x jenn

  3. I was happily snacking on carrot sticks until I saw your post with these wonderful brownies!!!!!!

  4. These look great!! Yum.. peanut butter and chocolate is so good together!

  5. Mmm,goodies! Last night I was craving sweets so bad. These looks so good, I may have to make them tonight just to curb my sweet tooth.

  6. This looks absolutely delicious!

  7. Sinfully delicious, my friend :) I would love to have a piece right now! Have a great weekend! xoxo

  8. Brownies must be on everyone's mind right now! This look very tempting ;) I follow you on FB, but I am now following your lovely blog!

  9. Oh my gosh - you hit right on my two favorites, peanut butter and chocolate. Totally in love with this - pinned! :)

  10. Oh, yum! How can you miss with peanut butter and chocolate? This one's a keeper, that's for sure.

  11. Wow! These look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. I found you via Crazy for Crust. I'm pinning =)

  13. These look so scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  14. Oh sweet brownies, come to me - I am a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate - this looks insanely amazing :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. MakingTheseNow...NotHardAtAllAndI'mSure TheTasteWillBe Scrumptious!!

  16. The blog heading was
    Flourless Brownie Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies - I was all set to make these for a friend of mine who is REALLY gluten intolerant . . . and they have FLOUR in them. Please change your COOKING, BAKING, AND BLOGGING headline . . . I'll probably still make them, as they sound wonderful, just not for her. pjcoldren(at)tm.net

    1. Here's a link to the Flourless Brownie Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies: https://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com/2014/08/flourless-brownie-peanut-butter-swirl.html I don't how you ended up at regular brownies.


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