Now here’s something I’ve wanted to do forever. I keep meaning to make brownies with a peanut butter swirl on top, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. There’s always so many other peanut butter recipes I want to try.
I finally made a version of peanut butter swirl brownies, and they could not be easier or more delicious.
What makes these more impressive than other peanut butter swirl brownie recipes you’ve probably seen before is that these brownies have TWO layers of peanut butter swirl.
It’s not just a swirl on top, but there’s also a hefty layer of peanut butter filling in the middle of the brownies too. So proud of that decision. A simple idea, but a good one, nonetheless. Typically, swirl brownies are just the top layer, but I strongly felt that one layer of peanut butter wasn’t going to be enough peanut butter for me.
The brownies are doctored-up box mix brownies. Someday I’m going to master a from-scratch brownie recipe, but that day has not arrived yet. In the meantime, box mix brownies work perfectly. With a little bit of help, they are fudgy and delicious.
The filling and topping are just butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and of course, peanut butter. It’s like the homemade version of the filling of Reese’s peanut butter cups. Or Buckeyes. Perfectly sweet and buttery, and full of peanut butter flavor.
Each layer of peanut butter swirl is also sprinkled with Reese’s Pieces for a little color, crunch, and more peanut butter flavor, of course!
Did I mention how thick these brownies are? They are mile high! Almost twice as thick as a regular brownie. The baking time is much longer, but these brownies are totally worth the wait!
These pretty brownies are so simple to make, and feature a classic favorite pairing of chocolate and peanut butter. With layers of fudgy, rich brownie, and layers of sweetened peanut butter, these are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!