Recipes and Cooking Peanut Butter Brownies 3.3 (13) 2 Reviews By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins Yield: 16 brownies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped ¼ cup shortening 1 cup sugar ¼ cup peanut butter 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ 16 ounce can chocolate frosting (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoon peanut butter Bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, halved (optional) Directions In a medium saucepan combine chopped chocolate and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; cool. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Stir sugar and the 1/4 cup peanut butter into melted chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl combine frosting and the 2 tablespoons peanut butter; spread over brownies. Cut into bars. If desired, top with peanut butter cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 210 Calories 11g Fat 27g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 210 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 26mg 9% Sodium 135mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 27g 10% Total Sugars 22g Protein 3g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 81mg 2% Folate, total 16.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.