chocolate peanut butter brownies

I’ve been on a huge mission to declutter around here while I have an extra pair of hands (and eyes) to watch the little ones. I found one of my cookbooks which had a peanut butter brownie recipe. The thing is I never make any other brownie than my own recipe.

It’s a recipe I started making before I got married and over the years added more chocolate and reduced other things until I got it just right. And I mean just right so that it’s perfect!

So yesterday I decided just to add peanut butter to my best ever brownie recipe…………………….and it’s a winner! There is only one row of it left in a container and I’m not expecting it to last long today.

definitely give this a go and no better time than school holidays when little people are always hungry or looking for something to do. They were very popular here…………even elodie loves a bit of chocolate brownie.

I know it’s a bit obvious to most of you, but if you are making these for a kids party, school or church then make sure you leave out the peanut butter. No other change is needed just don’t add peanut butter to the mix.

5.0 from 2 reviews
chocolate peanut butter brownies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Delicious and so easy to make
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 16
What you'll need
  • 200g block dark cooking chocolate (go for a good quality one if you can)
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ⅔ cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 huge scoops of chunky peanut butter (so technical, I know!)
  1. Break up chocolate pieces and cube the butter. Place in glass/microwave safe bowl and melt for 2 minutes 30 seconds on medium/medium high. Stir a few times.
  2. Add in eggs and mix in well.
  3. Add in sugar and stir.
  4. Add in sifted flour and baking powder (or just use self raising flour instead) and mix well.
  5. Add in peanut butter and stir well. You kind of have to break it up as you mix it in and make sure its evenly ditributed throughout the chocolate
  6. Spread into a lined square cake tin and spread towards the edges. Ask everyone to leave the kitchen to make sure that you get to lick the spatula yourself.
  7. Bake in preheated 180C/350F oven for about 20 minutes. A knife or skewer will come out clean but this is a moist brownie.
  8. leave to cool in the tin (only if you can!) or sneak out a row for yourself and then remove from the tin by lifting the paper. Cut with a sharp or serrated knife and enjoy
  9. this would keep for a couple of days in an air tight container but trust me we're lucky if this lasts 24 hours in this house


  1. Chocolate with peanuts – one of my favourite combinations! Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Yummo…..will definitely give this a go

  3. Natalie Earl says:

    I haven’t made brownies for ages, will give these a go – thanks :)

  4. yummo!!! So tempted to go and make this now but with 44deg predicted here today I don’t think I will add to the heat by using the oven!!

  5. I have been looking for a choc peanut butter brownie recipe – this sounds yum & easy! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  6. Have you done this in your thermomix? Have you converted the recipe?

  7. I suppose it wouldn’t be proper to say I could kiss you for this recipe but I’ve been looking for something like this for ages. Thans heaps for sharing. I don’t care how hot it is, I’m going to fire up the oven anyway. :)

  8. These look great!!! I was wondering if you could share sone of your favourite go to cookbooks. It seems like you regularly use a lot of your tried and tested recipes but where do you look for everyday inspiration?

  9. Gah, these look good. Just pinned the recipe to make this week :)

  10. I’m so excited about these – my A can now eat peanuts after 4 years of allergy – yet she doesn’t want to – I’m sure this will let me sneak them into her diet, & I know I’ll be loving it!!!

  11. I’m on holidays in the USA at the moment and can’t get enough of the Peanut Butter M&M’s, they are so good! I will defiantly be making these when I return. Thanks!

  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Corrie! It looks delicious and I am definitely going to try it soon! I made your white chocolate rocky road just before Christmas and this probably sounds crazy but it made my Christmas. I usually like to make a few Christmas treats but with a 3 week old baby this year (and two bigger kids) I just didn’t have time to do anything and really felt like Christmas was going to pass me by. But then we had a good day and the bigger kids and I managed to decorate the tree and I made the rocky road all during one baby nap. It was such a quick and easy recipe that I knew I could manage it and after that I felt like Christmas had arrived in our house after all! I also made your quinoa summer salad and my hubby loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  13. I forgot to say that the rocky road was of course a huge hit with all who tried it :-)

  14. I made these amazing brownies today! Oh my goodness! So moist and delicious! I’m hoping to take them on our little picnic tomorrow but not sure they are going to make it! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Looks awesome! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes amazing.

  16. OMG! I have been busting to make this recipe all day and I finally made it and I had to force myself to stop eating the batter before I put it in the oven! Sooo yummy! It’s baking as we speak so I hope it’s as delicious cooked as it was raw lol.

    I love how the recipe says it serves 16 – in this house I reckon we’ll be lucky to get 4 serves out of it :-P.

  17. YUMMMM… I made these yesterday to take to a party and as I am gluten free i swapped the flour for almond meal. They were a big hit :)
    Thanks for the recipe xx

  18. I make the same base recipe …. but I have 2 variations, so I thought I would share with you ….cause I had not thought about using peanut butter ….. I use pecan nuts (and I get technical too …as much as my hand can grab 😛 ) and a squirt of maple syrup. The other is using white chocolate with white chocolate drops and dried cranberries. Hope you try these too …. as I will be trying your peanut butter version.


  1. […] was looking through my books for a few recipes I could use and just decided to change my chocolate brownie recipe to use up some chocolate. Some of you probably can’t even look at chocolate this […]

  2. […] a bit more fancy than a regular biscuit or cookie but you don’t want anything as rich as a brownie. And you can choose how you’ll eat them – will you eat them bent over the baking tray […]

Leave a Comment



Optionally add an image (JPEG only)