Peanut Butter Brownies

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These peanut butter brownies are so quick and easy to make with just a handful of simple pantry ingredients and they are so heavenly to eat! Serve with ice cream as a dessert or for a delicious afternoon treat.

These brownies will disappear in no time!

peanut butter brownie squares by a knife

With school starting next week, I’m feeling extra sentimental. Between the new season in our lives and the chaos in our home, I’ve had incredible cravings for my stress standby – peanut butter. I’m not sure why, but peanut butter always makes everything better.

Sweet and salty, smooth and creamy, it’s the perfect substitute for chocolate and in brownie form, you get the best of both worlds. I love serving peanut butter brownies al a mode – if they last long enough!

They’re so amazing just out of the oven that we all rush for one. I hope these brownies save your day, too.

Peanut Butter Brownie Ingredients

You just need a few pantry staples to make these amazing brownies

  • Peanut Butter – I prefer to use smooth, but you can use crunchy. Please note natural peanut butter doesn’t work well.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter, softened. You can get my tips to soften butter here.
  • Brown Sugar – The key ingredient to adding rich color and flavor.
  • White Granulated Sugar – Sweetens brownies to perfection.
  • Vanilla Extract – Pure is preferable over imitation.
  • Eggs
  • Baking Powder – Gives brownies a perfect rise.
  • Salt – Omit if you are using salted butter.
  • Flour – All purpose flour, no need to sift.

How to Make Peanut Butter Brownies

It takes no time at all to make a batch of these delicious treats!

  1. Prep – Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine Sugars and Wet Ingredients – Cream peanut butter, butter sugars and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients – Add in baking powder, salt and flour, mix until smooth. Pour into greased 9×13 pan.
  4. Bake – Bake for 40-45 minutes.
top of a peanut butter brownie

What to Serve With Brownies

Obviously, these brownies are perfect on their own as a mid afternoon snack with a tea or coffee, but I also love serving them warm with some homemade ice cream. Try them with:

A stack of blondies

Homemade Brownies Made From Scratch

I love how quick and easy it is to make these peanut butter brownies, it takes just 5 minutes to make the batter and then in they go to the oven. Time to dump the box mix! These are so much better and they really don’t take any longer to make! I bet you already have most of the ingredients in your cupboard too!

Peanut Butter Blondie Recipe

I guess I should call these blondies as there is no chocolate in these sweet treats. They are flavored with vanilla and peanut butter takes the place of the traditional chocolate. They are gooey and cakey, and they really are a family favorite. They are perfectly salty and sweet.

How Long Do Peanut Butter Brownies Keep?

If you are not serving these brownies straight away, let them cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container. They will keep for about a week when stored at room temperature. You can also freeze the baked brownies, don’t cut them, simply wrap the whole baking sheet in plastic wrap and foil and they will keep for up to 3 months.

peanut butter brownies next to blue napkin and knife

Tips

  • To prevent the edges from browning, cover edges with foil.
  • For thicker brownies, bake for 30 minutes in an 8×8
  • Like my favorite skip the box brownies, I slightly under bake these.
4 blondies and crumbs by knife

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peanut butter brownie squares by a knife

Peanut Butter Brownies

Author: Julie Blanner
These peanut butter brownies are so quick and easy to make with just a handful of simple pantry ingredients and they are so heavenly to eat! Serve with ice cream as a dessert or for a delicious afternoon treat. These brownies will disappear in no time!
4.85 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 473 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 11 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease 9×13" pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream peanut butter, butter sugars and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
  • Add in baking powder, salt and flour, mix until smooth. Pour into greased 9×13 pan.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until the top springs back when touched.

Notes

  • To prevent the edges from browning, cover edges with foil.

Nutrition

Calories:473kcalCarbohydrates:61gProtein:10gFat:23gSaturated Fat:9gTrans Fat:1gCholesterol:82mgSodium:411mgPotassium:278mgFiber:2gSugar:42gVitamin A:400IUCalcium:68mgIron:2mg
4.85 from 13 votes
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