I just got back from a run to the grocery store. I’ve really been trying to limit my trips, so we stock up hard. Thank goodness for all the amazing products at Trader Joes (and affordable prices.) Our fridge, freezer, and pantry are stocked with healthy food. But now I feel the strong need for a shower. Grocery store trips are not what they used to be, but this is the new normal for now. In any case, I grabbed some coffee from Starbucks on the way home. While I was putting the groceries away I had to remove the tray of these Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies and just had to snag a bite to go with my coffee.
These brownies are more cakey than fudgy, but gosh are they addictive. They taste like a peanut butter cup in brownie form, and I am in love with that. Chocolate and peanut butter, a match made in heaven. A little sweet and a little salty, these peanut butter swirl brownies are sure to satisfy anyone you share these with.
The recipe is for a 9-in by 9-in baking pan, so these are small batch. The tray will give you nine good sized brownies. The recipe specifies creamy peanut butter, but feel free to use whatever brand you like. I used semi-sweet baking bars for the chocolate, but if you don’t have that on hand, semi-sweet chocolate chips will be fine. One of these peanut butter swirl brownies paired with a glass of almond or oat milk is just what you need right now.
Stay strong and stay safe <3
Need more brownie goodness? Try these Fudgy Double-Chocolate Walnut Brownies!
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-in by 9-in square baking pan, set aside.
- Please the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until melted, stirring to combine. (Be careful not to overheat.) Set aside.
- In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the eggs and sugars until well combined, about 2 min. Add in the vanilla. Next, add in the slightly cooled chocolate butter mixture, mix just until incorporated.
- Add the flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spread until even. Drop small amounts of the melted peanut butter around the top of the batter. With a butter knife, carefully swirl in the peanut butter into the brownie batter.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. (Careful, the top of these brownies is a little sticky.)
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into pieces.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips can be a substitute for the chopped semi-sweet chocolate.