Peanut Butter Chocolate BrowniesPeanut butter chocolate brownies with a sprinkle of sea salt. Photo courtesy Kraft Foods.




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September 2011

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cookies, Cake & Pastry

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

With A Sprinkle Of Sea Salt



Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s culinary influences range from his native Africa, to Sweden, where he grew up, to Japan.

Here, he takes on the all-American brownie (brownie history) and a hot flavor trend, sweet and salty.

While the brownies are in the oven, take this Brownie Trivia Quiz.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

The key to making these brownies shine is to use the best quality chocolate. Total time 35 minutes; prep time 15 minutes. Makes 16 brownies.

Ingredients: Brownies

Silky-smooth Planters peanut butter is a dream for baking. Photo by Jaclyn Nussbaum | THE NIBBLE.


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Microwave butter and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 minutes or until butter is melted, stirring after 45 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and cocoa powder; mix well. Add optional peanut butter chips.
  4. Spread batter onto bottom of 9-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Top with small spoonfuls of peanut butter; swirl gently with knife. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Do not overbake. Cool completely.
  6. Cut into 4x4 rows.

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