Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies


Peanut-Butter-Swirl-BrowniesOur kitchen is covered in holiday cookies right now, so it is hard for me to think that it was just last week that I made these scrumptious peanut butter swirl brownies! Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combos, so I am surprised that I hadn’t made these sooner. Anyhoo, these brownies are a rich and yummy treat, and they are absolutely delightful with a large glass of milk. I think in the future I will avoid “over-swirling” near the end, but they were a fun new recipe nonetheless. Definitely a standout among all the holiday cookies, wouldn’t you say?

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Adapted from Love & Olive Oil


for brownie base

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

for the peanut butter swirl

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

to make

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, cocoa powder, oil, and sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour, and set aside.
  4. For the peanut butter swirl, mix together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl until smooth. Add in the confectioner’s sugar and salt, and again, stir until smooth.
  5. Grease an eight by eight inch square pan with butter.
  6. Pour the chocolate batter into the prepared pan. Drop dollops of the peanut butter layer on top. Use a butter knife to swirl the two layers together.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the brownies cool on a wire rack before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

Have a terrific evening!

Bella :)


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