Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies


These peanut butter 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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 brownies


  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • cup margarine, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 large egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.

  2. Cream together peanut butter and margarine in a medium bowl. Gradually blend in white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix until fluffy.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top springs back when touched, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and cut into 16 squares.

    looking down at a bunch of chewy peanut butter bars
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 81mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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