Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies are a decadent dessert that combines rich, fudgy chocolate brownies with creamy, flavorful peanut butter swirls. These brownies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and impressing guests at any gathering.

Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 brownies
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: Approximately 250 calories per brownie

Supplies

  • 9×9 inch baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Toothpick or skewer

Ingredients

  • For the brownie batter:
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the peanut butter swirl:
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line the baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
  2. Prepare the brownie batter: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the unsalted butter. Stir in the granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder to the wet ingredients, stirring until the batter is smooth and well mixed.
  4. Make the peanut butter swirl: In a separate bowl, mix together the creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  5. Assemble the brownies: Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it into an even layer.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture onto the brownie batter. Use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter, creating a marbled effect.
  7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Cool: Allow the brownies to cool in the pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the brownies out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares.

Enjoy these rich and indulgent Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, a perfect blend of chocolatey goodness and creamy peanut butter in every bite!