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Simple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Simple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Delicious homemade brownies packed with chocolate chips and peanut butter. This is a great recipe for parties, get-togethers, and a tasty family treat.

While there is nothing wrong with using a brownie mix when you are in a hurry, nothing beats the flavor of these homemade brownies.

The flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips is elevated by the moist and rich texture. And the only way to achieve this flavor and texture is by making your brownies from scratch.

These brownies are ideal for serving any time of year, and I get recipe requests from friends all the time. Now you can make my famous chocolate chip and peanut butter brownies for your friends and family.

Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe; I have a feeling that you will want to bake them again and again.

I recommend using semi-sweet chocolate chips. The flavor pairs perfectly with the rest of our brownies ingredients. But, you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate chips if you prefer.

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How to Make Homemade Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies from Scratch

stack of homemade peanut butter and chocolate chip brownies on counter

Baking brownies from scratch shouldn’t deter you from trying this recipe. It’s quite easy to make and prep time is right around five minutes with a bake time just over a half an hour.

All you need is mixing bowl and baking pan. I use my 10×15 glass baking dish, but a 13×9 can be used. You will just need to increase your bake time by a couple minutes.

How to cream: Creaming butter simply means using your mixer to blend your butter mixture until it is a creamy texture. For these brownies, you will cream your butter along with your peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.

Baking Dish: Use a glass baking pan for the best results. Dark pans can lead to over cooking and a dry texture. This recipe is written for a 10×15 baking dish, but as noted above, you can use the more common 13×9 size if that’s all you have on hand. Check your brownies for being done at the noted time, but you may need to bake an additional minute or two since your brownies will be a bit thicker.

Another great recipe: Reese’s Brownies

Ingredients

measuring bowl of creamy peanut butter and cup of chocolate chips on table

All you’re going to need to make these peanut butter chocolate chip brownies are common baking ingredients.

It’s quite affordable, and even if you need to pick some things up from the grocery store, all these ingredients are easy to find.

Ingredient List

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • Butter

Peanut Butter: I usually use regular, creamy peanut butter. But you can go with crunchy if you want to add a crunchier texture. No changes to the recipe are needed. Just make sure not to over mix when creaming your butter with crunchy peanut butter.

Chocolate Chips: I usually go with semi-sweet chocolate chips. The sweetness level is perfect and pairs wonderfully with peanut butter. But this is a versatile recipe, so you can go with just about any style of chocolate chips if desired.

Flour: For the best texture, I recommend using all-purpose flour. It produces a moist and tasty texture. Cake or bread flour can be used in a pinch, they both produce comparable textures.

Recipe Idea: Homemade fudge brownies

Step by Step Recipe Instructions

closeup of mixing bowl with brownie ingredients being blended together

I haven’t timed myself preparing this recipe, but it only takes a couple more minutes to mix together than a boxed brownie mix.

And those extra minutes make a world of flavor difference. While I won’t knock premade mixes (I use them myself on occasion) the flavor and texture of these brownies more than justifies taking a couple more minutes to make them.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your baking dish.

Step 2: Add your butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to your mixing bowl and mix until creamy.

Step 3: Add your eggs and vanilla extract to the mixture and blend until combined.

Step 4: Gradually mix in your dry ingredients until well combined. Do not over mix.

Step 5: Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Step 6: Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Your brownies are done when inserted skewer comes out clean.

Step 7: Carefully remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!

top view of peanut butter chocolate chip brownies on table

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Moist and flavorful, these homemade brownies are easy to make and perfect for serving any time of year.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 214 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Cup Butter softened
  • Cup Peanut Butter
  • Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your baking dish.
  • Add your butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to your mixing bowl and mix until creamy.
  • Add your eggs and vanilla extract to the mixture and blend until combined.
  • Gradually mix in your dry ingredients until well combined. Do not over mix.
  • Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Your brownies are done when inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal
Keyword Brownies, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter
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