8 Amazing Peanut Butter Brownie Recipes

Brownies are delicious, but do you know what would make them even more rich and amazing? 

Peanut butter! 

Adding peanut butter to your brownies will not only make them more fudgy and delicious, but bring a whole new nutty taste to complement the strong chocolate flavor that comes with a traditional brownie.

The two flavors just pair so well together that it is a crime not to try bringing them together in the form of a classic brownie! 

So to bring something a little different to your regular old brownies, here are some amazing peanut butter brownie recipes for you to try out! 

Take a look below and pick out a few to try.

1. Classic Peanut Butter Brownies

First up, let’s make some classic peanut butter brownies! 

This recipe is great for making some deliciously dark and gooey peanut butter brownies. It is rich in flavor and best enjoyed while warm, when the main body of the brownie is so soft and moist.

However, leaving them to cool down for longer makes these brownies more crumbly for those who prefer a dryer texture. 

By mixing in the peanut butter on the brownie batter’s surface, it makes a delicious layer of crunchiness just as you sink your teeth into this treat.

There is definitely more of a chocolate flavor than peanut butter but what is wonderful about this recipe is that you can personalize it by increasing the amount of peanut butter you add to the top. 

So if you have never tried peanut brownies before, why not give this traditional peanut butter brownie recipe a try before moving onto more adventurous recipes?

2. Peanut Butter Blondies 

Not everyone enjoys the taste of chocolate, so if you find the taste of chocolate too rich and indulgent, then just take out the cocoa powder to make some blondies instead! 

Here is a very easy and simple recipe to make peanut butter blondies! They are just as crunchy and as rich as regular peanut butter brownies, but boast a strong vanilla flavor instead of chocolate. 

Despite the lack of chocolate, these blondes are exactly like other peanut butter brownies in both texture and taste.

Thick with crunchy bits thanks to the peanut butter, these blondies just goes to show that those who don’t like chocolate do not have to miss out on amazing treats like peanut butter brownies! 

Simply follow the recipe above to enjoy the taste of peanut butter blondies! 

3. Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies

Traditional brownie recipes are filled with animal products like butter and eggs, so vegans who want to enjoy the wonderful taste of peanut butter brownies have to find alternative ingredients to switch them out. 

Luckily, we have found a great recipe for vegan peanut butter brownies so everyone can enjoy the wonders of peanut butter brownies! Follow this recipe to save time on pondering which vegan substitutes to use and still end up with great results. 

The peanut butter brownies this vegan recipe makes are incredibly moist and gooey, but still feature a strong crunch top layer thanks to the sprinkled roasted peanuts.

There is a strong nutty taste that pairs so well with the chocolate of the brownie, making these vegan treats an absolute delight! 

So if you need to change your peanut butter brownie recipe to suit a guest’s diet or even if you are thinking of switching to vegan yourself, this recipe will prove that going vegan does not always mean missing out on some great food. 

4. Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies  

For a really gooey and indulgent brownie option, then you need to try making some peanut butter fudge brownies. 

This recipe makes a batch of perfect brownies that contain a layer of delicious peanut butter fudge slap bang in the middle. Although they do take longer to bake thanks to their rich centers, the wait is definitely worth the outcome. 

These brownies are firmer than normal brownies but they indulge your taste buds with the strong rich flavors of peanut butter, chocolate and fudge.

The way this brownie is layered almost makes it taste like a sandwich of peanut butter goodness but way more sophisticated and rich. 

So if you love fudge, why not try out this recipe to make your own peanut butter fudge brownies! 

5. Double Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies 

Sometimes we want out brownies to look just as good as they taste, but how can you make your brownies look a little more photogenic? 

Just follow this recipe for some beautiful peanut butter brownies that you will probably end up showing off on social media. These brownies have a wonderful swirl pattern on the top that make them just as stunning to look at as they are to eat!  

But these brownies are not all about looks. They also taste amazing, doubling up on the peanut flavors by adding peanut butter cups as well as regular peanut butter for a really nutty delicious treat! 

Making the swirly pattern is also a piece of cake (or should we say – brownie?) and you will end up with some deliciously gorgeous peanut butter swirl brownies in no time! So try out this recipe and rake in the praise! 

6. Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies 

Finding a recipe that makes low-fat peanut butter brownies that also taste amazing almost seems like a pipe dream. 

After all, keeping the pounds off the hips usually means sacrificing these little tastes of Heaven and it looks like no one will ever be able to make low-fat brownies for everyone to eat no matter their diet.

But thankfully, we have found one! 

This recipe here makes deliciously light peanut butter brownies that tick all the boxes! It is still rich and chocolatey yet low in fat. This is thanks to the recipe using fat free greek yogurt and oats, helping to shave off some of that fat content and ditch a bunch of calories. 

This means you can indulge yourself in a nutty and chocolatey treat in the form of peanut butter brownies without risking your figure.

So if you are trying to lose weight or maintain a figure, you don’t have to suffer no more – try out this recipe for some skinny peanut brownies to have the best of both worlds! 

7. Peanut Butter Jelly Brownies

Just like in the classic American sandwich, peanut butter and jelly join together once more to conquer the traditional brownie! 

Here is a simple and easy to follow recipe to make peanut butter and jelly brownies that tastes just like America’s favorite sandwich filling.

Plus, it does not compromise on the brownie elements either – this brownie is just as gooey and chocolatey as any other brownie, only improved with the addition of salty peanut butter and sweet strawberry jelly. 

It is no wonder why this brownie just ticks all the boxes for us. Peanut butter and jelly are two flavors that were made to be together, so it only makes sense to bring them together to make one unique brownie recipe! 

8. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Cheesecake Brownies 

And finally, we have this three in one dessert masterpiece. 

If you want a completely unique brownie recipe that makes something totally out of this world then you need to try this recipe for some Reese’s peanut butter cups cheesecake brownies.

These delicious desserts are made with three individual layers – the bottom one made using a traditional brownie batter, and the middle made as a cheesecake layer, and the top made with melted Reese’s peanut butter cups. 

Each layer is rich and tasty, standing out from the others with a different flavor and texture. The bottom brownie layer is chocolatey and gooey, the cheesecake layer is light and smooth, and the peanut butter cups top layer is rich and hardens as it cools. 

So if you want to try out a peanut butter brownie recipe that is also a piece of art, then give this one a go! 

Conclusion

Those were our favorite peanut butter brownie recipes! 

Each is delicious and amazing, but also so quick and easy to make. Whoever said baking peanut butter brownies had to be a fuss? They clearly did not check out our recommended recipes. 

So pick the ones that stick out the most to you and try them out! You definitely won’t regret it – so happy baking! 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Peanut Butter Vegan?

Yes! Peanut butter is basically a mixture of peanuts, oil, sugar and salt. Some may contain honey or fish oil but these are rare – to be safe, check that your peanut butter does not contain honey or fish oil on the packaging. 

However, peanut butter may be vegan but regular brownie recipes are not. You will have to make some substitutes to get a true vegan peanut butter brownie. Check out our vegan recipe above to make vegan peanut butter brownies! 

How Can I Make My Brownies Chewy? 

To make your brownies extra chewy, then you may want to add canola oil or brown sugar to your recipe. Brown sugar speeds up gluten formation, and canola oil is derived from rapeseeds, so it is an excellent substitute for vegetable oil when baking brownies. 

Both help make your brownies very chewy, so just add a little more when making your brownie batter. 

What Is The Difference Between Brownies And Blondies?

The main difference is chocolate. 

Brownies are basically blondies made with cocoa powder, while blondies do not contain cocoa powder. The rest of the recipe stays the same.

Brownies and blondies are the same in texture, it is just that blondies do not taste like chocolate unless you add white chocolate chips. 

So basically – brownies contain chocolate, blondies (typically) do not. 

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