Chunky Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies

Chunky Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies Recipe - fudgy brownie recipe with peanuts and dark chocolate |

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Chunky Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies Recipe |

Chunky Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies
4.8 from 19 reviews
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 32
Fudgy Chocolate brownie recipes stuffed with a peanut butter ganache, peanuts, and chocolate chips!
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 (12 oz.) bags peanut butter chips
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups chopped salted roasted peanuts
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13×9 baking dish. Line the pan with parchment paper so that paper is along bottom and up the two longer sides and goes a little above top of pan sides. Then lightly grease the parchment paper.
  2. Place butter, 1 bag of chocolate chips, and coffee in top of double boiler over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, heat mixture until smooth (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat and set mixture aside to cool. [OR you can place ingredients in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth.]
  3. Whisk together eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate small mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk cooled chocolate mixture into sugar/egg mixture, then stir in flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Pour about half of brownie mixture into bottom of prepared 13×9-inch baking dish. Spread batter to cover bottom of pan into an even layer. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, place peanut butter chips in medium mixing bowl, set aside. Place cream in small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until it just starts to bubble. Remove from heat, and pour over peanut butter chips. Stir until smooth. [OR you can place chips and cream in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth.] Set aside to cool.
  7. When bottom brownie layer is done, remove from oven. (don’t worry if it’s not fully cooked), pour cooled peanut butter ganache over brownie layer. Sprinkle nuts then remaining 1 bag of chocolate chips on top. Spoon remaining brownie batter on top and gently spread batter over chocolate chips to edges of pan to cover filling.
  8. Bake brownies an additional 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until almost set in middle. Brownies may appear slightly underdone, but that’s ok. Be careful to not overbake and dry out brownies.
  9. Cool completely. For easy cutting, place brownies in fridge for several hours over overnight to firm. Gently lift on parchment paper to remove brownies from pan and remove paper. You may need to run a sharp knife around edge of pan to remove brownies. Cut brownies into squares. For a firmer fudgier brownie, store in fridge. Otherwise, store at room temperature for a few days.
SNAPPY TIPS: Be sure melted chocolate mixture and peanut butter ganache are cool before adding to recipe.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: You can substitute other types of chocolate for the dark chocolate, however, I suggest sticking with a chocolate that is not too sweet.

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  1. Ohmigerrd! These look and sound AMAZING, Lisa!

  2. OMGosh the photo with the ice cream sundae is CRAZY! I love a good brownie and these look fabulous!

  3. Wow, that peanut butter layer….just, wow! These brownies are pure chocolate-peanut butter perfection! Pinned!

  4. That last photo…AMAZING! What a recipe. It’s a must make for me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Peanut butter balls!

  6. Sandy Headtke says:

    The chocolate covered peanut butter balls I make for holidays are my favorite

  7. My mom makes a delicious peanut butter cake with a chocolate frosting – it’s my favorite!

  8. Theresa G says:

    These look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them.

  9. Jannine Fisk says:

    These look amazing! My favorite chocolate peanut butter treat is a deep chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and chocolate buttercream, covered in chopped peanut butter cup candies. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  10. That is one awesome stack of brownies you got there. Mmmm…

  11. Lisa smith says:

    Love choco pb fudge the most!

  12. Beautiful brownies, Lisa, but I especially love that final shot with the scoops of ice cream. That is one celebratory dessert! Happy Chocolate Peanut Butter Day to you!

  13. These brownies are my new favorite chocolate pb treat :D

  14. peanut butter cups

  15. Whoa, do these look amazing! Your incredible filling pushes these brownies over the top!!!!


    and ooooooooooh I am loving that gorgeous chunky pb stuffed in the brownies! sogood!

  17. I definitely do not bake enough with chunky peanut butter, ’tis a shame cause these look fantastic.

  18. Your peanut butter stuffed brownies look so decadent I want to lick my screen! Beautiful photos!

  19. Sirens are blaring… it’s a delicious dessert alert! :)

  20. Oh my word these look AMAZING!!

  21. Oh.My.Gaaaaaaaaawwwwww. I can’t. Oh my. My words… Where have they gone?! You stuffed brownies! I think I love you. Is that wrong?

  22. Love these chunky peanut butter stuffed brownies!!! and wow, that last stacked shot!! gorgeous!

  23. Oh, I love brownies! Peanut butter is one of the few things that can actually make brownies better. Fantastic stuff!

  24. Holy crap that ice cream sundae is calling my name! I love that you put peanuts in this as well. I’m a chunky peanut butter girl myself so I love that you added the extra crunch!

  25. These look off the hook incredible, Lisa!

  26. I have never thought of using peanut butter chips this way before, but I love it! What a decadent treat! Happy Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!

  27. Ummm…did you say PEANUT BUTTER GANACHE?! My world has changed. That looks good enough to drink, Lisa! I’m head over heels in love with these decadent, luscious, heavenly brownies! Gorgeous photos too!

  28. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    My favorite treat is called Peanut Butter Dream. It is a (very expensive) dessert made by Big River up in Corvallis, OR. I also love Buckeyes!

  29. Peanut Butter ganache sounds heavenly!

  30. Chocolate + PB ice cream sundaes!

  31. Christina says:

    PB & Chocolate – my favorite .. and the Peanut Butter & Company has the best PB ! The Bee’s Knees … is well, the Bee’s Knees :)

  32. Mmmm! I think I will be making these tomorrow. Delicious!

  33. I love chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

  34. Kathryn Voss says:

    Thanks for the recipe!

  35. Kathryn Voss says:

    Peanut butter cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting!

  36. Peanut Butter cups of course

  37. I love everything peanutbutter! I can’t wait to try these!

  38. My favorite chocolate peanut butter treat is a banana smoothies with cocoa powder and peanut butter.

  39. Michelle says:

    Justin’s Dark Choc PB Cups!

  40. I love reeses pieces!!!

  41. Oh. My. I will need to make these soon!

  42. I am in love with these! I love the tutorial and the peanut butter ganache………….oh my gosh! Perfect!

  43. Tina Maria Ratzke says:

    I’m definitely going to be trying these out, they look so good.

  44. Today’s Chunky Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies look awfully good ! Have to try these this weekend!

  45. Oh my gosh… I so need that giant stack of brownies and ice cream. I know there’s absolutely zero nutritional value in there (and also 5 million calories), but I honestly don’t care. :)

  46. Oh so looks great!!

  47. tammy kay ward says:

    these look delicious would love to try them

  48. brownies

  49. Ok Lisa you are a GENIUS. Look at that TALL brownie sundae! Homemade brownies paired with ice cream? Will you marry me :D

  50. This layers brownies look incredible Lisa! I love the addition of the crunchy peanuts and chocolate chips to the smooth peanut butter filling!

  51. My grandmother had a recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that my mother now makes for Christmas. The BEST Christmas cookie ever!!

  52. Amanda Mason says:

    Peanut Butter Cookies dipped in chocolate

  53. Oh my, yes please!

  54. Michele N says:

    My all time favorite chocolate peanut butter treat is Peanut Butter Twix, followed in close second by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Although we’ve come up with a very close homemade peanut butter cup recipe.

  55. Brownies are the perfect canvas for any baker’s masterpiece! Long live brownies!!!!!!

  56. My favorite chocolate peanut butter treat is a solid chocolate bar dipped in a jar of creamy or crunchy peanut butter. After all, it’s how the classic began… ? :)

  57. My favorite is the peanut butter cup bar recipe my mom makes during the holidays every year!

  58. Claire McKeon says:

    I love chocolate peanut butter pie!

  59. Maryann D. says:

    I love peanut butter brownies or peanut butter chocolate cups.

  60. Susan LP says:

    I think chocolate peanut butter fudge is my fav.

  61. Oh… I can just sit and stare at that photo of the chunky peanut butter brownies and drool… OR I can go make some myself! :)

  62. Wow! This recipe looks and sounds wonderful!

  63. I love my peanut butter fudge filled chocolate eggs. They are my favorite treat at Easter and I usually make enough to have for a while afterwards.

  64. I love peanut butter balls :)

  65. Peanut butter fudge is my favorite. I can’t wait to try these brownies. Thank you

  66. I love chocolate and peanut butter. ..these brownies looks delicious

  67. My favorite PB&C treat would be Reese peanut butter cups and PB&C cookies… Yummy

  68. The hubs gave up pb for Lent. Can’t wait to make these for Easter for him!

  69. Carole Resnick says:

    Peanut Butter-Chocolate Moose Pie

  70. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love chocolate peanut butter cups.

  71. chocolate peanut butter cup milkshakes are my favvvvvvv!

  72. I love your creativity…..with your recipes and your photography!

  73. Reese’s peanut butter cups are my favorite.

  74. Christen says:

    Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are the best!

  75. I love love love chocolate peanut butter on toasted bread. So simple…but, so yummy


  77. A definite one to try and give away and keep for myself!

  78. Oh I did not see the question until after I made my comment. I like peanut butter pie and peanut butter cookies – its a tie!

  79. ewhatley says:

    My neighbor makes my favorite chocolate/peanut butter dish, Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust. It is heavenly good.

  80. I love chocolate and peanut butter anything, but especially like it together on ice cream and really like peanut butter pie with a chocolate cookie crust and fudge topping. Cannot wait to try these brownies. They look soooo yummy!

  81. I like home-made chocolate peanut butter cups. Really, anything with chocolate and peanut butter should be great!

  82. chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream!! YUM

  83. you basically took everything that I love and stuffed it into a brownie (another thing I love), so umm… will you marry me? ;)

  84. These are the kind of brownies that my daughter would absoltuely love.

  85. These are pretty much my IDEAL dessert <3

  86. These are my kind of brownies.

  87. These look like the most decadent Reeses peanut butter cup in brownie form – love it!

  88. These look CRAZY delicious!!

  89. So I am curious can you taste the coffee in the brownie??? Was thinking of omitting. What does it do for the recipe?

    • Hi! Sorry for the slow response. Somehow didn’t get notification that you left a comment. Anyways, you don’t taste the coffee exactly but it makes the chocolate have a deeper richer flavor. I’m not a coffee drinker but prefer chocolate desserts with just a little coffee in them. You can certainly omit or reduce the amount in the recipe and the’ll be just fine.

  90. Oh my gosh, I just want to jump all over that tower of brownies. Is that weird? I hope not. They look awesome and PB + chocolate is just the best thing ever.

  91. Those brownies look completely addictive. Perfect for a day of indulgence.

  92. Hi,
    These look sooooo amazing! Going to make them today but just wondering as I live in the UK we cannot get peanut butter chips here what could I use instead and how much of it please? Thanks

    • Hi! Hmmm, that’s tough as they are hard to substitute. You could use regular chocolate chips instead and melt with the cream. Then instead of the nuts and chocolate chips you sprinkle on top of the peanut butter chip filling, just use peanuts. Or you could try regular peanut butter with a little confectioners sugar and cream/milk to thin it out just a little. I haven’t tried either so I can’t say how well it will turn out though.

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