I seem to be having a little obsession with peanut butter lately. Recently, I've made 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites, Chocolate Cupcakes With Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting, and today I made these Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies.
Yes, I do love peanut butter, and it certainly goes together with chocolate to make some of our favorite desserts. These brownies are packed with delicious flavor, and if you are a peanut butter fan like I am, you'll love them.
After making one of my favorite brownie recipes, I simply stirred two tablespoons of peanut butter into the batter, and poured it into the pan. Then I dotted the top with peanut butter, and took a knife to swirl it through the batter. So easy, and so good!!
For extra peanut flavor, you can also add some chopped peanuts to the batter. These are perfect for kids and adults, and I'm taking them to a friend's potluck dinner for everyone to enjoy.
Recipe for Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
8 tablespoons melted butter
1-1/4 cups cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with foil, with foil hanging over 2 sides.
Spray foil lightly with baking spray.
In a large bowl, beat eggs at medium speed for 1 minute. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients and beat until combined. Add the 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and stir in well. Pour the batter into the pan. Drop small blobs of the remaining 1/3 cup peanut butter evenly on top of the batter. With a table knife, swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
Let cool completely before cutting.
Makes about 12 brownies.