Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
These brownies neither look nor taste homemade – they are a decadent brownie I would expect to find at an artisan bakery. Despite being a brownie, they are not overly sweet but more like a dark chocolate bar dipped in peanut butter –  just plain crazy good!
 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
They’re also easy to make because this recipe uses cocoa powder instead of chocolate, so no fussy melting chocolate while hoping it doesn’t scorch is involved. Just a little stirring and a little swirling and a whole lot yum!
 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
It’s a great recipe to make with small children because it’s nearly impossible to mess up, and it’s easy enough for older children (7 – 8 and up) to make with very minimal supervision.

Yields 12 3x3 inch brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

A thick, moist, intensely chocolate brownie swirled with peanut butter. These can easily be gluten free using almond or coconut flour.

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1/2 cup flour (use almond or coconut for a gluten free option)

1 cup cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 1/4 sticks (10 TBSP) unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the inside of a 9 x 13 baking pan. (Using a smaller pan will increase baking time).
  3. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
  4. Add the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla to the melted butter, and stir until very well mixed.
  5. Next, add the cocoa powder and stir until completely smooth.
  6. Finally, stir in the flour until evenly combined, but do not over mix.
  7. Pour (I use the term loosely - this is thick!) the batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly.
  8. In a microwave safe vessel, melt the peanut butter for about 30 seconds, or until it will pour easily.
  9. Pour melted peanut butter over brownie batter and use a butter knife to swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter.
  10. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until the edges of the brownie pull away from the pan.
  11. Cool completely before cutting.
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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