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Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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June 25th, 2019
4.79 from 147 votes
4.79 from 147 votes

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies stuffed with a thick layer of pure peanut butter for the most rich and indulgent treat. For serious peanut butter lovers only!!

Yield: 9 large or 16 small brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like an even more flavor Reese’s peanut butter cup!
Texture: Crazy rich, fudgy, and gooey.
Ease: Super strong peanut butter taste and texture which is hard to achieve when baking with the stuff.
Pros: Fun twist on brownies for PB lovers.
Cons: None!!
Would I make this again? Yes yes and yes.

I’m obsessed with peanut butter and have no shortage of peanut butter desserts in my recipe index. You guys know this already!

However sometimes the most frustrating part of baking with peanut butter is that the intensity of that distinct nutty taste is subdued with baking.

Unless you’re making my No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake or Peanut Butter Frosting, you just lose some of that peanutty goodness once it enters the oven.

Peanut butter stuffed brownies stacked on top of each other on a plate

Especially when you add another strong flavor like chocolate to the mix. So I took the challenge for making Peanut Butter Brownies that maintained the integrity of the peanut flavor even after baking.

I thought about just topping chocolate brownies with a PB frosting. But I wanted them to be ultra rich, fudgy, and slightly gooey. I wanted them to be like a peanut butter cup, but with brownie instead of solid chocolate enrobing the PB. Because this is how my mind works.

Peanut butter stuffed brownies cut into nine squares

So I came to the conclusion that stuffing the brownies with peanut butter would do the trick. But how do you prevent the peanut butter from melting into the batter as it bakes and losing its distinct taste and texture?

Well you basically freeze a layer of peanut butter in advance of stuffing! Doing so gives you the best peanut butter has to offer.

Sheet of frozen peanut butter for filling chocolate brownies

I got the idea from Recipe Tin Eats, she did the same thing but with Nutella! So I took that technique and coupled it with PB and my favorite simple brownie base and the results were nothing short of mouthwatering.

Make sure you have a glass of cold milk handy when serving. These babies are so thick, rich, and fudgy they practically require it 🙂

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies Recipe Tips & Tricks

How to Stuff Brownies with Peanut Butter

This is the fun part of this recipe! To get the best peanut butter flavor AND texture, we basically melt down peanut butter, pour it into a parchment lined baking pan, then freeze it for 1 hour until we have a sheet of solid peanut butter.

Use enough parchment to create an overhang so that you can lift the sheet of peanut butter out of the pan and place it back in the freezer while you mix up the batter and pour half of it into the pan. Top the batter with the PB sheet then pour the remaining batter on top. Bake immediately!

Important: be sure to use conventional creamy peanut butter like Skippy or Jif. Any kind of “natural” peanut butter in which the oil separates won’t work in this recipe.

How to make fudgy brownies

A couple things in this recipe make the brownies ultra fudgy. First, there’s no shortage of butter. Second, I use an extra egg yolk to add even more richness.

You’ll also notice there’s no baking soda or baking powder in this recipe. That’s because we’re making fudgy rich brownies, not cake. Whisking the eggs vigorously for a full minute as the recipe instructs will add enough air to slightly leaven the brownies without creating a cakey texture.

Whatever you do, be sure not to accidentally over measure the flour and cocoa powder. For perfect measurements, weigh both ingredients with a digital kitchen scale.

If you don’t have one, then lightly spoon each ingredient into the measuring cup and sweep off the excess. This will prevent you from compacting too much into the cup and creating dry brownies.

What pan is best for baking brownies?

A square light colored reflective metal baking pan is always my go to for practically any brownie recipe. Metal (namely high quality heavy aluminized steel or anodized aluminum) conducts heat more quickly and efficiently than glass or ceramic pans.

Avoid metal pans that are darkly colored as they conduct heat too aggressively and will likely lead to burnt or dried edges.

If you must use a glass or ceramic pan please note that the texture of the brownies may become gummy or overly dense and they’ll likely take significantly longer to bake. You run the risk of the center never cooking through with glass or ceramic.

Are brownies supposed to be gooey in the middle?

I like my brownies to remain slightly gooey and soft in the middle. Especially these ones since they’re stuffed with peanut butter! However, they should still bake up so they’re safe to eat and solid enough to eat by hand once cooled and sliced. Make sure to allow your brownies to cool completely if they seem gooey. You can always let them cool, cut into squares, then nuke in the microwave if you want them so gooey they require a fork to eat.

How to store brownies?

Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. They’ll become more like a thick fudge in the fridge. You can reheat the brownies in the microwave until they’re gooey again, if you’d prefer.

Easy peanut butter filled chocolate brownies cut into squares and stacked on top of each other

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4.79 from 147 votes

How to make
Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies

Yield: 9 large or 16 small brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freezing time 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies stuffed with a thick layer of pure peanut butter for the most rich and indulgent treat. For serious peanut butter lovers only!!

Ingredients

Peanut butter filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups (336 grams) creamy conventional peanut butter (NOT 'natural')**

Brownies:

  • 10 tablespoons (142 grams) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (64 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

Directions

Make the peanut butter filling:

  1. Place the peanut butter in a heat safe bowl and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, or until pourable but not super hot.
  2. Line a metal 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang. Spread the peanut butter into an even layer in the pan. Freeze for 1 hour or until solidified. Use the parchment to remove from pan and return peanut butter sheet to freezer. Keep frozen while making the brownie batter.

Make the brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°Line the square pan again with parchment paper, leaving an overhang.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine the butter and chocolate. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the sugar to the hot butter mixture and whisk vigorously until combined. Allow to cool until just barely warm.
  3. Add in eggs, yolk, and vanilla extract and whisk for about 1 minute, or until very well combined.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt until just combined.
  5. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan and smooth out. Carefully place the frozen peanut butter sheet over the batter. Pour remaining batter on top, covering completely.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through but still very slightly gooey in the center. Let cool in pan 30 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool for another 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
  7. Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to reduce the amount of peanut butter to 1 cup or 3/4 cup if you want less.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Amber — July 1, 2019 at 8:24 am

    These were so good!!! I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter so these brownies were perfect. So gooey which are you favorite kind of brownies. If you don’t like them that gooey just keep them stored in the refrigerator and they still have a good soft texture. Will definitely make again once I recover from all the brownies I just ate

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    Karyn — July 1, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    So yummy! Thank you Tessa 🙂

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    Amanda — July 2, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Absolutely fantastic. I love that the peanut butter stayed peanut buttery! A bit difficult to eat when warm and requires a fork, but once they’ve solidified they’re wonderful.

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    Aaron Macpherson — July 2, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    This recipe was super easy and super delicious. I ate way too much of it and made myself feel a little ill! In a good way of course. Definitely going to make them again. I also topped them with a little flaky sea salt just to get a little extra flavour.

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      Tessa Arias — July 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Haha! A little goes a long way here. LOVE the sea salt idea!

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        Ann — October 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

        Amazing! How do you think this would hold up as the base for a cheesecake cake? Bake 15 min to set then 75 mins, 325… water bath.

  5. #
    Wendy — July 3, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Delicious. You really taste the peanut butter!

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    Alyssa England — July 3, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I would’ve liked this recipe better if the peanut butter has been sweetened a bit. Also the tops of my brownies wanted to fall off. Still tasted good!

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      Tessa Arias — July 3, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Hi Alyssa! If you use a conventional peanut butter spread like Skippy or Jif (which I mention specifically in the blog post) they are already sweetened 🙂

  7. #
    Adella — July 4, 2019 at 2:27 am

    I really love this recipe!!!! It feels like I found my other half! you made it perfect. With the peanut butter.

  8. #
    Meredith — July 4, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Oh my gosh! These are amazing. That layer of real peanut butter is perfection!

  9. #
    Trevyn Woolf — July 4, 2019 at 10:09 am

    so so SO yummy! My whole family is lining up for a piece, I’ll be making another batch tomorrow at this rate!

  10. #
    Rose Stockmann — July 4, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I made these for a 4th of July party. They were really, really good!!

  11. #
    Kathryn — July 4, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Yum! Very rich and tasty. Super easy to make too!

  12. #
    Monica — July 4, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    This brownies are so good. I changed with hershey dark cocoa (that’s why the colour get darker ) and peanut butter I use the cruncy one because I like it more than the creamy one

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    Jenna Lindsay — July 5, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I doubled the recipe to make in a 9×13 pan and made these to sell at my local farmers market! They came out perfect and I know are going to be a big hit. Very easy recipe to follow, great results, and so unique to have the pb inside the brownie

  14. #
    Cassie — July 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    The perfect indulgent treat!

  15. #
    Katelyn Derrick — July 6, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Soooo gooey and fudgy

  16. #
    Leya — July 6, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate. wow!

  17. #
    Melody Weatherford Lewallen — July 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    This was a super easy to follow recipe and turned out wonderfully even using a glass pan and doubling the recipe to fit a 9×13! Definitely a repeat recipe!! 🙂

  18. #
    Melissa Costa — July 7, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I knew I had to make these the second I saw them. They did not disappoint! Such a great idea to add the peanut butter this way.

  19. #
    Jennifer Archibald — July 7, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    These are delicious! I maybe would have added powdered sugar to the peanut butter for a little extra sweetness, but they’re great as is too!!

  20. #
    Christine Price — July 7, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Peanut butter fans will love this. It is almost overwhelmingly peanut buttery. Next time I plan to double the batter for the brownie portion only as I (not being a huge peanut butter fan) think the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter was skewed. I really enjoyed the concept of stuffed brownies, though. Cheesecake stuffed brownies? Cookie dough stuffed brownies? Cookie butter stuffed brownies? Endless options.

  21. #
    Maja from Jernej Kitchen — July 8, 2019 at 1:21 am

    This recipe is truly made for real peanut butter lovers like myself. Loved how easy this recipe is and the result is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  22. #
    Briana Schulte — July 8, 2019 at 2:02 am

    This peanut butter brownie is so rich and decadent, it’s definitely a keeper!

  23. #
    Fithria — July 8, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Yummmmmy. I always love the peanut butter and chocolate combination

  24. #
    Kaylie Klitzing — July 8, 2019 at 9:24 am

    I love these brownies! They were so fun to make. For some reason, the big peanut butter slab excited me. And my whole house smelled like Reeses. How could it get much better than that?!

  25. #
    Jennifer Maturi — July 8, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Good recipe with a yummy result! Maybe a little too much peanut butter? (Can’t believe I’m saying that, but it was a pretty thick layer…)

  26. #
    Jessica Munro — July 8, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Delivers on everything Tessa says about them! Ooey, gooey, peanut buttery.

  27. #
    Joanne Johnsen — July 8, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Very decadent. Peanut butter sounded tasty but I simply could not pass up a Nutella filling. I would definitely make this again. The only tricky part is deciding how long to cook. My oven is gas and not very precise. The toothpick method of testing is a no go since the Nutella remains liquid. I did have to cook longer than recipe called for and took it out just as the first crack appeared about an inch from edge. It was perfect. Thank you so much for an awesome brownie recipe!

  28. #
    Connie — July 8, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    These are so decadent and rich and gooey! Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations, and these are simple to make, though I think they may be too peanut buttery. Next time, I would halve the peanut butter. Still totally yummy!

  29. #
    Nancy — July 9, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Depending where you fall on the peanut butter lover category will determine your appreciation for these. My son loves PB and thinks these are the best thing ever! Next time (for my sweet tooth) I’m going to try add a little powdered sugar to the PB for a slightly sweeter and firmer texture. Either way, these are a winner!!

  30. #
    Ami — July 9, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Hi Tessa,
    I made these and are divine. For a brownie and pb lover this is just the ultimate dessert. I used 90% dark chocolate and also brown sugar instead of white(reduced sugar to 3/4cups). I could also see that these were more of a darker shade like mentioned in your brownie guide.

  31. #
    Anissa Citino — July 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    So incredibly delicious! I think they tasted better the following day. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing Tessa!

  32. #
    Meara Sedlak — July 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    This recipe was super easy to make and a hit at my family’s July 4th outing! I plan to make these again because I can’t deny a peanut butter chocolate craving when one hits.

  33. #
    Amanda — July 9, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Delicious and easy. I was able to whip these up before dinner and they were a perfect dessert. Even my picky 5 year old loved them!!

  34. #
    Aldez Chin — July 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Baked these for the first time and they were delicious. I also added a drizzle of homemade Nutella to the layer of peanut butter before freezing it. Such a great combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

  35. #
    Caitlin — July 11, 2019 at 8:03 am

    These are amazing!!! Best brownies ever and so easy to make!!

  36. #
    Ana — July 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    I really loved this recipe! I’m not a big fan of peanut Butter… but when i saw the picture i got curious about how it tastes… and i was very surprised because it was so so good! Now I love peanut Butter ❤️

  37. #
    Ana real — July 11, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I really loved this recipe! I’m not a big fan of peanut Butter… but when i saw the picture i got curious about how it tastes… and i was very surprised because it was so so good! Now I love peanut Butter ❤️ THANKS Tessa

  38. #
    Justine — July 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    These peanut butter stuffed brownies are so good! I almost didn’t get a chance to take a picture for the challenge. I will definitely make this recipe again.

  39. #
    paula mejia — July 11, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    These brownies are delish, the only thing I would change and that’s de reason for the 4 stars is that the peanut butter on the middle was too thick (I never expected to say that) and my brownies took much time in the oven, so a little less is the deal for me.

  40. #
    Sarah Carver — July 12, 2019 at 6:55 am

    The Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies were so fun to make. They taste wonderful too (how can you go wrong with that combination?) I love these challenges and look forward to them each month. Thanks for another spectacular recipe!

  41. #
    Kathryn Smith — July 12, 2019 at 7:36 am

    My grandparents enjoyed these brownies, but my grandmother thought there was too much peanut butter. The recipe was easy to make and easy to clean up. This is also a great brownie recipe on it’s own.

  42. #
    Matt — July 12, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Very peanut buttery! Baked for 30 minutes and was under cooked when cut

  43. #
    Meredith — July 12, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    These brownies were so good! They were so quick and easy to make as well. My whole family loved them! I will definitely make them again 🙂

  44. #
    Julie — July 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Delicious!! Tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup but better!!! So good. Can’t wait to make it again thanks Tessa ❤️

  45. #
    Taylor Manno — July 13, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Delicious! Easy to make and already had all the ingredients. My husband even put some ice cream on top of his piece..YUM.

  46. #
    Richelle Crews — July 13, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Would make these brownies again in a heart beat! They are delicious!!

  47. #
    Karen Croot — July 13, 2019 at 11:33 am

    This recipe is so easy and the results are very yummy.

  48. #
    Janet — July 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    After salivating over the pictures, I had to go buy the supplies to make these brownies. They are absolutely delicious, and I plan on making another pan tomorrow.

  49. #
    Maxine — July 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    OMG!! Awesome, fudgey, flavorful, and any other descriptor for brownies. My husband could not stop eating them. I finally put them in the freezer so he could not find them. They are sooooooo good. Thanks for another winning recipe!!!

  50. #
    Emily Katz — July 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    OMG heaven. Super rich, only small pieces required!

  51. #
    Lauren G — July 14, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Delicious and easy! Sometimes homemade brownies don’t turn out as fudgy as box mixes, but these a were amazing!

  52. #
    Taylor Flowers — July 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

    So delicious!

  53. #
    Kristin — July 14, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Hands down the BEST brownies I have ever made! The recipe is so easy to make, too!

  54. #
    Nicole Barthel — July 14, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    1st time I made brownies that weren’t from a box, lol! These are the best brownies I have ever had! I will probably need to cut each one in half, they are so rich! Will definitely make these again!

  55. #
    Lucia Jessica Aditopo — July 15, 2019 at 11:57 am

    This brownies was so good. I like the combination between peanut butter and chocolate. It was not too sweet.

  56. #
    Lucy Bartick — July 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    These are so good! They’re really thick, so next time I think I’ll try making them in a 9×9 pan because I prefer them to be slightly thinner. I’m also considering adding powdered sugar and a little but of butter to the peanut butter to lighten it up and make it sweeter, while using a dark chocolate bar instead of semisweet for the brownie batter. But I will definitely be making these again!

  57. #
    Mary Mastoraki — July 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Easy and tasty!

  58. #
    Jeff — July 16, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    This was a straightforward and super delicious brownie recipe. I don’t have the greatest electric oven and needed to bake these for 33 mins as the batter was still jiggly after 30 mins. I’d highly recommend waiting until the brownies have cooled in the fridge before cutting into them as the layers slide around when they’re still warm. I also added some flakey sea salt to the top for something extra. I’d make these again any time, they’re ridiculously decadent!

  59. #
    Jill — July 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I made these in a round cake pan for a birthday cake and they turned out great! Guest of honor was very happy. You really know how to write a recipe for success! – thank you!

  60. #
    Alexandra Chamberlain — July 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    These were great! Made them for a girls night and they were rich and gooey. Perfect with a glass of cold milk!

  61. #
    Charitess Barrios — July 17, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Just the right balance of sweet and salty!

  62. #
    Janet — July 18, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Have you tried freezing these? This recipe is so popular that I want to bake ahead and keep a batch on hand.

  63. #
    Marni Sugar — July 19, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Yummy!! I’m bad at following recipes to a tee. I used all natural peanut butter because that’s all I had and I was too lazy to go to the store. It seems to have worked out fine. Everyone loved them

  64. #
    Lauren Allen — July 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    So delicious! The brownie batter is super thick, so it was a bit tricky to spread the first layer, but they baked up beautifully! The brownie is fudgy and rich and combined with the slight saltiness of the peanut butter… oh my goodness! Ooey gooey brownie heaven!

  65. #
    Lindsay Pickle — July 19, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Yummy! I love the that there is no sugar added to the peanut butter so you’d actually get that rich flavor.

  66. #
    Dr Pooja Agarwal — July 20, 2019 at 10:41 am

    MUST try !! It’s an absolute hit !! ❤️

  67. #
    Tiffany Miller — July 20, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    This recipe is SO GOOD!!! I will definitely have this on repeat as a dessert to make for all my friends!

  68. #
    Erin Betnar — July 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Just when you think a brownie couldn’t get better it does. Tessa you are a genius!! I never would have thought to freeze the peanut butter. Super decadent and rich!!

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    LISA WHITTEN — July 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Very rich and creamy.. I used a little less of the peanut butter then required,, I think I could of baked it slightly longer but was very good,

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    Bhuvana — July 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Tessa! Made this recipe as part of the July baking challenge. They were soooo gooey!!! I had them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The perfect brownie and the perfect size! Thank you…

    The problem is I am not able to upload my photo for the challenge. Can you help me?

  71. #
    Regina S Gay — July 22, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Great recipe! I’ve been looking for a peanut butter brownie recipe, and I’m so glad I found one. Yum!

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    Dhriti — July 22, 2019 at 8:11 am

    These brownies are so delicious. Will be definitely saving this for future holidays! Thank you!

  73. #
    Bhuvana — July 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Made these amazing brownies for a family dinner. They were a keeper!! Thanks!!

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    Meg Yap — July 23, 2019 at 5:50 am

    If you love peanut butter then you’ll love this recipe. I am removing one star because for me there’s too much peanut butter going on, but it’s overall a good recipe! ♥️

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    Deborah Farner — July 23, 2019 at 7:28 am

    These are so yummy! Rich chocolate and peanut butter, what could be better.
    Easy recipe to follow.

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    Marijke — July 23, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Easy and turned out really well!personally I just would use less peanutbutter next time.

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    Tabitha Stevenson — July 24, 2019 at 6:02 am

    These are a lot easier to make than i thought it was going to be. I was even able to make a GF batch for my daughter. You almost cant tell which batch is which.

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    Nazila Bennett — July 24, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Soooo fudgy and yum! The peanut butter freezing didn’t really work and ended up stuck to the parchment and I needed to increase the baking time, but delicious and love the texture!

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      Tessa Arias — July 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      Great! As for the PB, it sounds like it needed some more time in the freezer. Everyone’s freezer is different 🙂

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    Sandra — July 25, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Such an intriguing way to make a filled brownie. Anybody who loves peanut butter will love this recipe. Next time I would reduce the peanut butter to let more of the brownie shine through.

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    Meena Patel — July 25, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    These are fantastic! So yummy and gooey and the perfect treat if you’re a fan of peanut butter. The hardest part was waiting for the peanut butter to freeze!

  81. #
    Amanda — July 25, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Yeah, I made two pans of these at once. One isn’t enough.

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    Cathy Klisiewicz — July 26, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Freezing the peanut butter is genius! And these brownies are the perfect chocolatey flavor and texture I had my husband being these to his office, and they were gone by lunch time the same day!!

  83. #
    Nancy Remy — July 26, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Peanut Butter Lover Dream!! So delish and so easy to make! Definitely on my keeper list.

  84. #
    Corryll — July 26, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    It was soooo good. Husband asked me to make more so he can bring it to work.

  85. #
    Corryll — July 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    It was sooooo good. Husband requested for more so he can bring it to work.

  86. #
    Corryll — July 26, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    It was soooo good. Husband requested for more so he can bring it to work.

  87. #
    PJ Bibby — July 26, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Deliciously rich and decadent.
    Definitely adding to my regular baking list.

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    MisisReconOverland — July 26, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Delicious! Perfect combination.

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    Janine Close — July 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    These were rich & delicious. The peanut butter was not overpowering and offset the brownies very well

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    Jennifer — July 27, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I was pleasantly surprised that these brownies are not overly sweet. I often find American recipes too sweet and have to reduce the sugar by a lot. This was not necessary here. However, since I didn’t add the peanut butter in the middle, but baked the brownie base without, I would recommend checking the oven already after about 20-25 minutes, otherwise you may overbake this delicious brownie.

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    Don Torelli — July 27, 2019 at 7:32 am

    These are outrageously great. Everybody loves them.

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    Kathleen Prudencio — July 27, 2019 at 8:57 am

    How many ways can you say amazing? These brownies are so fantastic! I made them twice – second time with foil instead of parchment paper and I found the foil was easier to work with. I just sprayed the foil before putting my batter in the pan.

  93. #
    Barbara Dulong — July 27, 2019 at 11:14 am

    This recipe was so easy to follow…everything came together easily and quickly with amazing results.

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    Adam — July 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    These are really easy to make, and very tasty. The peanut butter did overtake the chocolate, so next time, I’ll probably use a little less peanut butter.

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    Mandy — July 27, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    This recipe was easy to follow and turned out amazing! I did cut the peanut butter down to 3/4 cup and it was a bit difficult to transfer it from the parchment to the pan..had to do it in sections. Taste and consistency is spot on, the kids loved them!

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    Tammy — July 27, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I have only a pampered chef stone as a square baking dish; have glass pie pans and 9X13 pans. Recommendations?

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    Kathryn — July 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    These brownies are perfect! They are packed full of peanut butter (they remind me of reese’s peanut butter cups), they are fudgy, and they have that beautiful shiny, crackly top. I brought them to work and my coworkers loved them, they couldn’t stop eating them.

  98. #
    Pramit — July 27, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Made these awesome brownies for the July challenge. They turned out so amazing I don’t think I’m sharing them with anybody!!!
    Thanks for the recipe Tessa 😀

  99. #
    Maria Camejo — July 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    O. M. G! These pb stuffed brownies are amazing!!!! It was so hard to wait an hour for them to cool and settle, but man was it worth it! This is my first time making these and I 100% know I will be making them again! I pulled them out of the oven not fully cooked in the middle, following the recipe, I was worried, BUT they turned out AMAZING! Next time I make these, I will just use a little less pb. I love pb, but my husband doesn’t like pb as much as me, so I guess I’ll compromise. Such a good recipe!

  100. #
    Amanda — July 27, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    This was super simple to make and it came out sooo delicious! I think what made this recipe great for me was that I already had everything in my kitchen. Two notes from my experience; 1. I had to bake it 15 minutes longer then the recipe stated. Even though the I used the pan that was mentioned to use, I measured with measuring cups instead of a scale. So I’m thinking that’s why I may have needed more time. 2. I did add a teaspoon of expresso powder because I always have to with anything chocolate.

    This is a perfect recipe for lovers of brownie and peanut butter.

  101. #
    Denise Watkins — July 28, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Sooo good!! The recipe is easy to follow and the results are fantastic!! If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this recipe is for you!

  102. #
    Alba Vázquez — July 28, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Awesome recipe! Loved the frozen peanut butter layer idea! That was the first but it won’t be the last time I bake it! Just for Peanut Lovers!

  103. #
    Michelle — July 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I absolutely love peanut butter and chocolate so I knew I had to try these out. Super easy and delicious. That frozen slab of peanut butter was such a beautiful sight!

  104. #
    Jill Puhlmann-Becker — July 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    The peanutbutter stuffed brownies were the best brownies I have ever made. My family loved them. They hardly lasted a day in our house! They were moist, and the peanut butter flavor in the middle was amazing! I will be making these often!

  105. #
    Jill Puhlmann-Becker — July 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    The peanut butter stuffed brownies were the best brownies I have ever made. My family loved them. They hardly lasted a day in our house! They were moist, and the peanut butter flavor in the middle was amazing! I will be making these often!

  106. #
    Sarah — July 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    This is delicious! As was pointed out, it is very rich. My family loved it with ice cream.

  107. #
    Anita Seeboo — July 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Made these today since my husband loves peanut butter. I used chunky peanut butter instead which added an extra layer of texture. The brownies themselves were very rich! I will definitely be making them again but with Nutella next time

  108. #
    Marj Tri — July 28, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    These are insanely delicious and very rich. I suggest cutting them into small squares. Also, after an hour of cooling, the peanut butter was still a bit soft. Next time, I’ll wait a bit longer before cutting them.

  109. #
    Mae — July 28, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    This recipe is out of this world. I used chunky peanut butter which totally elevated the brownie! So easy to do! Definitely a keeper!

  110. #
    Hillary — July 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Made these with a friend and they were delicious!! We didn’t really measure the peanut butter and we are novice stuffed baking bakers, so they didn’t look as pretty butter they were good! Watch for overbaking!

  111. #
    Kirsty-Ann — July 30, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Insanely delicious! As a newbie to Brownies this recipe was easy to follow and resulted in fabulous Brownies. Made them twice, once without the Peanut Butter and the second time with the Peanut Butter. Both we’re so yummy.

  112. #
    Jenna Zaback — July 30, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    These were really fun to make and the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is always good, but personally I would have liked it to be sweeter and it turned out very rich but my dad really enjoyed them

  113. #
    Eddie Fedyuk — July 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    SO tasty good

  114. #
    Meredith — July 31, 2019 at 2:02 am

    These are definitely a PB lover’s kind of brownie that is so simple to make, without a mixer!

    Despite the (firstly melted and then frozen) peanut butter layer requiring a bit of care when removing from parchment paper, as it will start to thaw, I was content at how easy the recipe was and yet the end product tasted so delectable!!
    A peanut butter fudgey layer in between two layers of chocolatey goodness. <3

    Thank you, Tessa! 😀

  115. #
    Meredith — July 31, 2019 at 2:03 am

    These are definitely a PB lover’s kind of brownie that is so simple to make, without a mixer!

    Despite the (firstly melted and then frozen) peanut butter layer requiring a bit of care when removing from parchment paper, as it will start to thaw, I was content at how easy the recipe was and yet the end product tasted so delectable!!
    A peanut butter fudgey layer in between two layers of chocolatey goodness – I used Green & Black’s 70% Dark Chocolate for the brownie. <3

    Thank you, Tessa! 😀

  116. #
    Hazel — July 31, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I made this recipe using Nutella instead of peanut butter and HO-LY MOLY it was by far the best brownie I’ve ever tasted and a new favorite of my boyfriends, right behind those browned butter chocolate chip cookies. The preping and baking was simple and easy. Definitely a five-star recipe

  117. #
    Hazel Morales — July 31, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I made this recipe with Nutella instead of peanut butter and let me tell you. Best decision ever. The brownies were Moist and chewy, definitely a house hold favorite. Right behind the browned butter chocolate chip cookies. Easy and simple bake, made in no time!

  118. #
    Shaheer — July 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Absolutely winning combo! Great recipe.

  119. #
    Jacqueline Karlin — July 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    These brownies are so delish … a hit with everyone !! You have to make them!!

  120. #
    Michelle W. — July 31, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    SO GOOD. The saltiness of the peanut butter goes so well with the brownies and they’re the perfect amount of gooey.

  121. #
    Gabriella — July 31, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    These are divine!! I made them in a 9×13 because I just always prefer the thinner (yet still fudgy!) brownies. I froze the peanut butter for over an hour and it was still giving me trouble when I tried tried put it into the pan like it wasn’t for frozen. I think it was just too thin so it was floppy. Moral of the story: follow the directions and use a smaller pan! The ratio of brownie to peanut butter was still perfect and I loved these!! Definitely recommend!

  122. #
    Kim — July 31, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Repeat worthy! Like maybe tomorrow! These are delicious. My daughter put them in the fridge and I may like them even better chilled because the peanut butter layer becomes firm and the the brownie is still soft.

  123. #
    Hazel — August 1, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I will say I was skeptical about adding the cream cheese but wow softest, chewiest, most flavorful cookies ever.

  124. #
    Stephanie — August 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Cream cheese is a totally unexpected bonus! Loved these cookies

  125. #
    Zara — August 2, 2019 at 7:34 am

    These were soooo incredibly good. Thank you for this recipe! 🙂

  126. #
    Hazel — August 2, 2019 at 8:58 am

    These cookies are amazing but not better than the brown butter cookies!

  127. #
    Kathy — August 2, 2019 at 11:03 am

    How do I enter the contest ?

  128. #
    Nicolette tomblyn — August 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Family approved!!! Said they were as good if not better then my to chocolate chip cookies cookie recipe.

  129. #
    Amber Cockrum — August 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve made this recipe a few times and I love them!! I only like soft cookies so this was perfect

  130. #
    Alyssa Drummond — August 2, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I had to make some before chilling, because 39 weeks pregnant , but they’re still perfection! The rest of the dough is in the fridge for tomorrow, so I’m excited to bake those and compare the depth of flavor!

  131. #
    Mary Pfahlert — August 3, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I had to extend the cook time… But it could be due to my eggs not being room temp. Yummy though!!!

  132. #
    Comena — August 3, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Delicious recipe! I baked s bit longer and used the cookies for ice cream sandwiches, perfect!

  133. #
    Tammy McFadden — August 3, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    A chocolate chip cookie recipe where the cookie is as good as the dough! Lol.

  134. #
    Sooty M — August 4, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Ultra soft, tender and gooey? ✅
    Butterscotch flavor? ✅
    Super quick and easy? ✅✅

  135. #
    Kindra O'Connell — August 4, 2019 at 9:42 am

    My family loved these!

  136. #
    Ella — August 4, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    These cookies are amazing!! SO good!

  137. #
    Alexandria — August 5, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Love the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

  138. #
    Sarah Carver — August 6, 2019 at 5:32 am

    The taste is sensational! So soft and chewy! I struggled a little with the flattening. This was my second batch – getting better. Thanks again for another great Tessa recipe! ❤️❤️

  139. #
    Elle — August 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    There is only 1 other chocolate chip recipe that I make… but this one gives the most consistent results. I think it’s the different flours.
    I pretty much ‘half’ the recipe and but use 1 yoke, 1 egg and they they turn out fine.

  140. #
    Marlee Sheriff — August 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    These cookies turn out extremely soft just like the recipe says!

  141. #
    Lien Nguyen — August 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

    What a great recipe… so easy to follow and the cookies were delicious. Only problem was I couldn’t wait to refrigerate and there was not enough!

  142. #
    Nancy Remy — August 7, 2019 at 9:08 am

    The August Chocolate Chip Cookie are o easy to make and oh so easy to eat. Another very good recipe from HandleTheHeat.

  143. #
    Mariam — August 7, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I am a home baker and love exploring websites for perfect recipes.
    I tried these peanut butter cookies and my oh my they were gone in minutes and were a huge hit among friends and family.

  144. #
    Mariam — August 7, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I am a home baker and love exploring websites for perfect recipes.
    I tried these and my oh my they were gone in minutes and were a huge hit among friends and family.

  145. #
    Carolyn Belko — August 7, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Ooey , Gooey and chocolates goodness! Made these for a back to school cookout with my fellow teachers. I doubt there will be any left!

  146. #
    Kelsey Stanek — August 7, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Great soft batch chocolate chip cookie! Definitely recommend waiting the at least 2 hours for the dough to chill. I baked some right away and also chilled the dough over-night. The chilled dough cookies had a much better texture and we’re much better in my opinion.

  147. #
    Joan Wagner — August 7, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    size needed more than 10 minutes to bake if you followed the directions and made them 2 tablespoons. Maybe using mini chocolate chips made a difference in the time required. Cookies had a pleasing flavor and soft texture.

  148. #
    Rebecca — August 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    These were great cookies, my family loved them!

  149. #
    Rita Zelig — August 23, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Tessa, please confirm your method for the peanut butter. in your story you say you melted it…later on, you say to spread it in the pan as straight from the jar. You no longer mention melting it. Which way is correct?

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