Peanut butter brownies



Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Thought you all would like this re-post of mine from last year of one of my families favorite treats. Hope you all are out enjoying life and your day is filled with your love ones and lots of love and you all get a chance to make these, they are yummy.

We make these brownies about twice a year. Usually they are the standard square shapes but you can switch things up by cutting out different shapes using cookie cutters. Since it is the month of love I thought hearts would be perfect for a Valentine treat.


Ingredients you will need:

½ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup chunky peanut butter

¼ cup solid vegetable shortening

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup packed dark-brown sugar

2 eggs

11/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup chopped peanuts


I mix all wet ingredients first and have chocolate chips and chopped nuts put to the side for later.


Next mix dry ingredients of flour, salt and brown sugar.


Combine two ingredients, then in a lined 8×12 inch-baking pan spread out your brownie mixture. I use parchment paper to line the baking dish.


Bake your brownies at 350F for 28 minutes or until set in center.

Once out of the oven sprinkle with chocolate chips, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Spread melted chips evenly over top with spatula and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Place on rack to cool.


Once cool you can start cutting into squares or different shapes. I always refrigerate the brownies once finished because they taste good cold. It tends to get warm here in Phoenix sometimes so we refrigerate everything or freeze it. Hope you all enjoy this recipe; it is one of my families favorite treats.


For instructions and pattern to this little teddy bear click here


27 Comments Add yours

  1. Looking relishing! brownies are my favourite and with peanut butter it is just a bonus added there.

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  2. jama says:

    Mmmmm, those brownies look decadently delicious. Love the teddy too. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, it is such a tiny teddy, you could fit it in a pocket.


  3. Love a good old fashion brownie recipe, why? Because you can never have too many ;);) This one sounds amazing! The hearts are certainly perfect for Valentines day but would also be great for and anniversary too. I do have one question though. Who was the most blessed family member who got to eat all the bits that were left over after you cut out all the heart shapes? hehehe Thanks for sharing the recipe with us :):)

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    1. Thank you, hope you get a chance to makes some. My dad loved them recipe, so every year for Christmas I tried to remember to include these with all my other cookies I made to pass out. My son loves those tiny leftovers, so he always gets those little bits. He is always the one that gets my pizza bones. I was never a crust eater anyway.

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      1. Awww thank you for sharing that about your dad :):) that will make them taste even better :):) I certainly will BUT it will have to be when hubby is home, and my son is around, if not I’ll want to eat them all. You know, hate wasting stuff ;););) I’m not a crust eater either. I’ll get or make thin crust. The men folk grumbled for a while but hey, I make everything like they like so pizza, they can suffer through the thin crust hehehe :):);)

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      2. That is funny. My family will eat just about any type of pizza. Every week my husband makes homemade pizza. He should be getting a little pizza oven in March so everyone who lives close to us in this neighborhood will probably be getting a pizza in March. He loves to share the things he cooks.

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      3. Oh my homemade pizza in a pizza oven is the best!!!!! Now I wish y’all lived closer hehehe

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      4. Our neighbors are a little spoiled. I also can’t wait for that pizza oven now.

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  4. boredsensei says:

    My student just gave me cookies she baked yesterday. Your blog makes it look simplier to bake one, I really wanna but I don’t own an oven 😦

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    1. These brownies are easy to make and if I can make them anyone can. I am not that great at cooking, my thing has always been arts and crafts. So lucky my husband knows how to cook. We didn’t have a working kitchen when we first bought the little red house up north so we used a toaster oven. It was small but we were able to bake just about anything in it. Maybe you can get a little toaster oven. Cookies are fun to make and fresh out of the oven they are so deliousious.


  5. Just reading your post made me gain 2 lb 😉 Sewing, crafting, baking… are such an awesome multi talent !!!

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    1. Thank you, that is so sweet of you to say. I have to confess though, I am terrible at cooking but I can make cookies. Growing up that was my job, baking the sweets during the holidays. Also we all had to learn how to make Swedish Omelets. So that is basically the only thing I knew how to do when I left home at 18. The other day I tried melting chocolate and frosting mini cakes…they are not very pretty but they taste good.

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    1. Thank you, it is and super easy to make.


  6. suzan white says:

    my Hailie would love this she loves reeses candy…………shes my baker

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    1. That is so sweet,thank you. It is nice having someone in the family that bakes. My husband and daughter do most of the baking in our family. Hope you get a chance to make these, they are really yummy. Try them cold though, to me they taste better when you refrigerate them.


  7. Oh my goodness!!! These look so very delicious. I’m never going to get to sleep now and if I do I’ll be dreaming of these!!!

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    1. Wait till you taste them, they won’t last for long.

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  8. Brownie is looking so delish!! Never used peanut butter, I guess now I should start with your recipe!!

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    1. We love peanut butter in our home. So happy no one is allergic to peanuts. I have a friend that has a daughter who is and it is so scary and hard on the whole family.

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      1. I can understand, if kid’s are prohibited to eat something, its heart breaking for parents.

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  9. krcc says:

    Im not big on peanut butter, but these look delish! How perfect for this month.

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    1. I will have to post the chocolate version for the chocolate lovers out there. My daughter makes chocolate brownies all the time and everyone loves those.


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