Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 brownies


  • 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)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
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.

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