Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
9 servings


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup powdered peanut butter (such as PB2®)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, or to taste


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

321 Calories
18g Fat
36g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 8g
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* 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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