Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

The BEST blend for a bar cookie!! Chocolate and peanut butter reminds everyone of Reese Cup Candy. This layered brownie recipe was a hit at our annual family reunion - they emptied the plate!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare brownie mix according to instructions on box. Pour one-half of mixture into a greased 7 x 11 baking pan.
  2. Mix all ingredients for peanut butter layer. Spoon mixture evenly over one-half of brownie mixture forming a layer. (If mixture is too thick to spread, add one tablespoon of milk.).
  3. Pour remaining brownie mix batter over and spread evenly.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  5. For Optional frosting: Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave just until almost melted. Remove and immediately spread on top of brownies. Place in refrigerator for quicker cooling before cutting into bars.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I made this recipe for the " Winter Comfort Cafe 2010 " event. There were a few problems with the peanut butter layer part of this recipe.I used a generic peanut butter,so that could have been part of the problem. Then to get it to be able to spread I needed to add about 3 to 4 Tablespoons of milk. After reading Karamia's review I decided to add almost two teaspoons of sugar to the peanut butter mixture. But other than that, I stuck to the recipe. Both my SO and I thought " How can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter ? " And we were right, there was a very good taste to these brownies. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � January 17, 2010

I made these for my DH's air rifle league and he said they gobbled them right up. My DH did ask me add icing so I used chocolate icing. He loves icing on his brownies. I tasted a corner as I was cutting them and they were very good. Next time I think I might add some peanut butter chips to the peanut butter layer. It took mine about 40 minutes to bake. This is a nice and easy dessert with ingredients you would have on hand! Thanks Seasoned Cook. Made for Auz Swap #20.

happynana September 09, 2008

These were good brownies, but the peanut butter layer wasn't sweet enough for our tastes. It was rich but not sweet enough. So next time I think I'll add a little sugar to it. We used Skippy smooth peanut butter. Thank you for sharing this!

Karamia September 06, 2008