Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

"First Place Winner in RSC#12! Super rich peanut butter dark chocolate brownies with a thick peanut butter topping accented with chocolate drizzle! Serving size will vary on tolerance for rich, sweet foods - the first time I made these, I cut into 20 bars and some of my guests thought that half the size would have been enough... I, on the other hand, had two!"
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  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9x9 (recommended) or 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over low heat. Add baking chips and peanut butter, stirring over low heat until melted.
  • Remove from heat. Immediately stir in splenda, sugar and vanilla. Beat in egg and then the two egg whites.
  • Add the flour and stir for about one minute, until batter becomes smooth and glossy.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Spread into prepared cake pan and bake for 20-25 minutes for a 9x9 dish or slightly more for an 8x8 dish - brownies are done when moist crumbs cling to a toothpick inserted in the middle. Don't overcook (toothpick will come out clean) or they will be dry.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • To make topping: using an electric mixer combine creamy peanut butter and powdered sugar until you have coarse crumbs. Scraping down sides when necessary.
  • On medium-high speed, beat in evaporated milk (or milk) one tablespoon at a time until mixture is smooth and spreadable, although not runny. This is not a frosting, the consistency should be rather thick and sturdy.
  • Spread over cooled brownies.
  • Plate brownies, then drizzle sugar-free chocolate syrup over brownie before serving for an elegant brownie dessert or drizzle onto uncut brownies, cutting will create a different look each time! Measurement is a guesstimate - I just squeeze it right out of the bottle.
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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  1. Kathy Coan
    Very delicious and easy to make! The brownie was probably the best brownie I have ever made or tasted. The peanut butter topping gave it the extra richness! My family all loved it, and it was gone within a matter of minutes.
  2. chocolatechick7
    yummm these are good. they taste exactly like reeses, especially the topping. i used normal caster sugar, white self-raising flour and didnt use the extra choc chips at the end. they are really gooey and also a bit fiddly and heaps of washing up which can be hard. and it didnt make 24-36, more like 16... but pretty nice :)
  3. free-free
    YUM! Super good recipe...slight subs and changes because of diet, habit and what was at hand :) like homemade nut butter, egg replacers, vanilla soy milk...and finely chopped chocolate instead of chips...whatever the case worked out delish...a peanut-butter chocoholics dream come true :) made for the "I Recommend Tag Game" and I so do recommend this recipe to anybody NUM YUMMY :) -Thanks for a big winner!!!
  4. MsBindy
    Too sweet for our taste. The reason that I rate 3 stars rather than 4 is that after polling the family, although they were good, this particular brownie recipe is not one that anyone said that they would request again. I also didn't get anywhere near 36 servings out of a 9X9 pan. Those would be mighty-tiny brownies!
  5. Maito
    We really liked these, but they didn't quite live up to what I was expecting being a chocolate peanut butter fan. I couldn't taste the peanut butter in the brownie, even with chunky peanut butter. There's also a lot going on with the 3 components of this, and with the texture. One thing I did love was the extra chocolate chips that were stirred into the batter. Fresh out of the oven, they melt in your mouth, liquidy chocolateness! This makes a very thick batter that turns into a dense brownie, almost like a flourless chocolate cake. I think I would have preferred a little more flour and leavening, so they would be more cakey, but that's probably personal preference. We don't like things too sweet, so I cut out one third of the sweetener in the brownies, and half of the sugar in the topping (I wouldn't call it frosting). I did step 2 in the microwave, and step 8 by hand. Mine also puffed up unevenly after baking, but they mostly flattened back down once cooled, and it is undiscernible once the topping is on them. I did not store these in the refrigerator, and I think they actually got better the second day. Overall, we did really like these, but would need a little tweaking to become a 5 star recipe for us.


  1. free-free
    YUM! Super good recipe...slight subs and changes because of diet, habit and what was at hand :) like homemade nut butter, egg replacers, vanilla soy milk...and finely chopped chocolate instead of chips...whatever the case worked out delish...a peanut-butter chocoholics dream come true :) made for the "I Recommend Tag Game" and I so do recommend this recipe to anybody NUM YUMMY :) -Thanks for a big winner!!!


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