Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

chocolate peanut butter brownies

If an ingredient is important enough to make its way into the title of the recipe, I better be able to taste it in the dish!

It only makes sense, right?  Well, when I first made ‘chocolate peanut butter brownies’ according to a recipe I had found…I couldn’t taste the peanut butter at all.  And the brownies were too dry and cake-like for me.  I prefer fudge-like brownies.

Several attempts later, I created Chocolate PEANUT BUTTER brownies that did not include oil or butter, and weren’t as dry.

Just as a warning…these brownies taste better after they have had the chance to cool, rather than straight from the oven.  I know they smell heavenly, but try to resist!

The Recipe


1/2 c + 1/3 c creamy peanut butter

1/4 c water

1/4 c non-fat, plain greek yogurt

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 c NOT packed light brown sugar

1/3 c all-purpose flour

1/3 c cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Servings: 16 brownies

Heat oven to 350oF.  Mix peanut butter, water, greek yogurt, vanilla, eggs, and brown sugar together in a large bowl.  In a separate smaller bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together.  Combine ingredients in the larger bowl, and stir until completely incorporated.  Pour batter into a greased 9″x9″ or 8″x8″ pan.  Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out cleanly.  Allow to cool, then enjoy!

I added a few semi-sweet chocolate chips to this...Shhhh....
I added a few semi-sweet chocolate chips to this…Shhhh….

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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

        1. Oh wow, I’m so glad you and your family liked them! You’re right, I don’t have a fb page, but thank you so much for the shout out! It’s also good to hear that chunky peanut butter works well too.

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