Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

    40 mins

    These brownies have been a favorite in my family since I was a small child. Because they're so popular, I usually double the recipe. Great with chocolate frosting!

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    Makes: 16 

    • 130 g peanut butter
    • 75 g margarine, softened
    • 135 g white sugar
    • 110 g packed brown sugar
    • 2 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125 g all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together peanut butter and margarine. Gradually blend in the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended.
    3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in preheated oven, or until the top springs back when touched. Cool, and cut into 16 squares.

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    Great recipe! I made a couple of changes, though, to make it less cake-like and more brownie-like: I doubled the recipe and added one less egg and 1/3 cup less flour. I also added an extra 1/3 cup of peanut butter (and a few less tablespoons butter) and spread a thin layer of a chocolate glaze on top when it came out of the oven. It was a huge hit! I'll definitely be making it again.  -  06 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    First, if you want these chewy and brownie-like DO NOT BEAT THE EGGS UNTIL THEY'RE FLUFFY that will only make it cake-like. In fact, don't use your mixer at all. Use a fork to mix together the butter and peanut butter, then mix in the sugars, then the egg and vanilla, and then the dry ingredients with a spoon. This will make them chewy and yummy like a real brownie! Great basic recipe though!  -  10 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I should have trusted my instincts on these and used my own judgment rather than paying such close attention to all the reviewers who recommended a longer baking time. Do not overbake, or you'll end up with one, dry peanut butter brownie. Mine would have been perfect at 25 minutes, but I let it go another five. Having said that, they're good, with a nice peanut butter flavor--but with so many other recipes out there, I wouldn't call this a "must make again, to die for recipe." I frosted them with Chocolate Frosting I, which made them twice as good as they would have been otherwise.  -  03 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)