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Peanut Butter Brownies

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"A friend of mine gave me the recipe for these layered brownies, but I added my own touch--chunky peanut butter. Every time I take it to a group gathering, I get requests for the recipe. It's a real crowd-pleaser! -Judy Sims Weatherford, Texas"
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 48 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, melt 1 cup butter; stir in 1/2 cup cocoa until smooth. Remove from the heat. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla; beat for 1 minute. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Beat in cocoa mixture; mix well. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, place peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, at 50% powder for 2 minutes, stirring once. Stir until peanut butter is blended. Spread peanut butter over warm brownies. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until peanut butter is set.
  3. Place the remaining cocoa in a heavy saucepan. Stir in the milk until smooth; add the marshmallows and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove form the heat. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Spread over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares.

Footnotes

  • This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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These were a BIG HIT! Used creamy peanut butter, and it tasted like a brownie with a reese's peanut butter cup on top! YUM!!

Most helpful critical review

Um....sweet wise they hit the spot. However, overall I would not make these again and that is why they only got a 2. I do agree that there was way to much peanut butter. Maybe if it was made in...

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Um....sweet wise they hit the spot. However, overall I would not make these again and that is why they only got a 2. I do agree that there was way to much peanut butter. Maybe if it was made in...

These were a BIG HIT! Used creamy peanut butter, and it tasted like a brownie with a reese's peanut butter cup on top! YUM!!

I've made this recipe once before, and it was absalutely wonderful. It took a long time to make, but was worth it. I added it to my collection because I plan on making it a lot more times!

Good brownies. I followed other reviewers suggestions and used half the amount of peanut butter. Next time I'll make them using my normal brownie recipe as the base because the brownie base yo...

This is a recipe I make often. Soooo good. We love peanut butter and chocolate and this hits the spot!! It's nice an big to share at potlucks too!

I made this exactly the way it was set up, and made it in a cookie sheet pan that I believe was the demensions given. The whole pan went on Thanksgiving day with guests trying to take some home ...

These are amazing, everyone will love them. Don't expect to keep them long!

The brownies were good, but they definitely need a little work. There is definitely TOO MUCH peanut butter. I made these for my boyfriend who loves peanut butter, and he even thought there was t...

What a great recipe for any occasion, be it hors d'ovres and wine or football and popcorn atmosphere! Truly loved it and just about anyone can make this recipe, it's a snap! Thanks for the rec...