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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Leesh & Lu's Recipe Box

I follow this blog, and saw these brownies a few months ago.  You all know me - I couldn't think about anything else until I had a taste. As soon as I saw the recipe I decided they sounded divine, just like Melissa said, and I immediately wrote all the ingredients on my shopping list.  

A few weeks later my cousin came to visit (Hi, Christina!), and we HAD to make these.  I mean, what else do you do with your cousin/friend, etc than making yummy dark chocolate goodness?!?  

We all thought we'd died and gone to Brownie Heaven!  These are so yummy! Fudgy, dark chocolate goodness with a swirl of creamy peanut butter on the top! What is not to love?!?!  We of course had to enjoy them with a cup of cold milk to wash them down.  And we kept coming back for more.  The pan full was gone in no time!  

My husband was looking through my gallery of food pictures the other night and he said, "oh boy, those were good, we need to make them again soon!" 

These will be a favorite go-to brownie from here on out! 

Enjoy!  Please comment and let me know how you like them!  I love to hear from you!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies | Leesh & Lu's Recipe Box

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

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5 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate bar, chopped coarse (I used Baker’s)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa)
½ cup butter
1¼ cup white sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
⅓ cup creamy peanut butter


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 or 9 inch square glass baking pan with foil, let the foil hang over the edges a few inches for easy removal. Spray grease the foil.

In a microwave safe bowl,add chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, and butter. Microwave in 30 second to 1 minute intervals, stirring often, for 1 to 3 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Add cocoa and stir until smooth. Let the mixture cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture until combined and smooth. Mix in the flour until it’s incorporated, don’t over mix. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth.

Drop small dollops of peanut butter with a spoon on top of the brownie batter, trying to spread them evenly. Use a knife or thin spatula to cut through the peanut butter and pull it through the brownie layer a bit to make it swirl. Bake  for 35-40 minutes or until you insert a tooth-pick into the middle of the brownies and it comes out with just crumbs.  If it’s still doughy bake a few more minutes. You will see a bit of chocolate residue from all the melted chocolate.  

When they are done baking remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack until they are completely cool (if you can possibly wait). Remove the brownies from the pan using the foil that’s over hanging to lift them out. Place on a cutting board and cut into squares.  Enjoy! And try not to eat them all at once. ;)

Recipe Source:

From Melissa at Bless this Mess Please Blog - Thanks for sharing, Melissa! These are so good!


  1. These look SO good! Dark chocolate and peanut butter? I am all over this! I've pinned and can't wait to make this deliciousness!

  2. Thanks, Christine! We seriously love these!

  3. Great recipe and well done for the brownie that is Americas's all time favorite. Love if you can share this on
    Fabulous Friday Party
    thanks Maria

  4. Thanks for sharing the brownies at my last Fabulous Friday party, Hope you can come to my party this Friday to share more of your pretty posts. Thanks Maria

  5. These are mouth-watering!!
    Nothing better than chocolate and PB !!