I loved peanut butter brownies as a kid but my adult taste buds now find the available recipes overly sweet with a mild peanut flavor. This updated recipe relies on powdered peanuts to boost peanut flavor. I've reduced the sugar by about 1/3 from the typical recipes. This recipe reflects the best of three alternate variations that I attempted.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
9 servings


Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch baking dish.

  • Stir flour, powdered peanut butter, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat peanut butter and butter together in a bowl until creamy. Gradually add white sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Stir in flour mixture and chocolate chips until incorporated into batter. Spread batter into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 35.9g 12% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 59.4mg 20% DV; sodium 268.5mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I thought this recipe turned out really well. I have been looking for recipes to use this PB2 I bought. I originally bought it for peanut butter smoothies but found they also used it in commercial baked goods to up the peanut butter flavor without the greasiness. I followed the recipe exactly only subbing Jiff Whipped peanut butter for regular. I lined my square baking pan with heavy duty foil and sprayed it well with Bakers Joy. It lifted out of the pan and cut into such nice perfect squares. Using the slightly lower calorie Jiff PB Whipped peanut butter and cutting it into 16 pieces instead of 12 the calories count equaled 165 calories per brownies. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9X13 pan. Didn't seem quite done at 25 minutes so left for 5 more. 27 would probably have been perfection. Glazed with the Satiny Chocolate Glaze. Wonderful brownies- I've found that I like the effect that the PB powder has on the texture of the product as well as the taste. A keeper!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely awesome!!!! The first batch I made I put recommended amount of chips and I loved it!! My wife requested more chips (she loves chocolate) so increased amount and I have since made this delightful dish about 12 times. Passed them out to my friends and family and they were all blown away. They would have never have imagined that I took up baking. Hahaha. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious. God bless everyone. Thank you very much for wonderful recipes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is an excellent recipe! my kids loved it! and it's not too sweet! thanks! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I doubled this recipe and baked in a 9x13 pan using the convection setting on my oven which requires a reduction of 25 degrees. I made no changes. I baked for 27 minutes - the last 2 minutes on the top shelf. I was initially disappointed because the edge row was a bit dry but discovered that the next row was quite a bit moister. Flavor is great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best I ever had! Substituted gluten free baking mix for the flour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Thanks for the recipe Ben! I never thought about adding PB2 to peanut butter recipes, but I am going to pick some up and, not only, try YOUR recipe, but add it to a few other recipes that could use some or more peanut buttery flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Quick and easy recipe. The peanut butter powder definitely helps the flavor and the sweetness is spot on. No idea how they are the next day - family devoured the entire pan. Only drawback is you need to have peanut butter powder - not a pantry staple. Also, baked at 325 degrees since I used a glass pan. Read More