Thursday, February 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

I was bringing a dessert to a party and really wanted to make some peanut butter swirl brownies. The only recipes I could find for them only made an 8x8 pan, which wouldn't have been enough for us to take to the party. So I used this recipe I had for brownies that made a 13x9 inch pan, and this recipe for the peanut butter swirl. It made a dense, rich brownie with plenty of peanut butter flavor.

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter Swirl

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg


Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan. In a heavy saucepan, bring butter, sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cool slightly and mix in vanilla. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Slowly add in the chocolate mixture until completely mixed. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the chocolate mixture and mix well to combine.

Peanut Butter Swirl

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until well combined.

To prepare: Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking pan. Using a spoon, dollop the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie batter. Top with remaining brownie batter. Using a knife, cut through the batter to create swirls of the brownie and peanut butter. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.


Joelen said...

tsk tsk tsk... why must you tempt me with this?! Looks sooo good!!

karen said...

mmmm...I am making these today..cant wait!

Cara said...

these look great, but the Rhubarb crisp that's coming up is already making me hungry. Can't wait to see it!

Kerry said...

Thanks, ladies. And as soon as I find some decent rhubarb around here I'll be sure to make the crisp. :)

Kristen616 said...

Oohhh yum these look so delicious!!! Now I want some!!!