Chocolate Peanut Butter Triple Layer Brownies - irresistible and full of chocolate peanut butter flavor!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Triple Layer Brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 1 ¼ cups cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the peanut butter layer:

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • pinch of salt

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • To make the brownies, preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water until butter is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Remove bowl from saucepan and gradually whisk in sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, whisking after each addition until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk in vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture in three additions, folding with a rubber spatula until batter is completely smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish, smooth the top, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • To make the peanut butter layer, in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until smooth.
  • Add confectioners' sugar and salt and beat until smooth and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer the peanut butter frosting to the brownie pan.
  • Using a spatula, smooth frosting over brownies.
  • To make the chocolate glaze, combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Spread chocolate over peanut butter layer.
  • Store brownies in refrigerator until chilled, about 2 to 4 hours.
  • Remove from fridge, cut and serve.

Notes

recipe from Spoonful of Flavor; brownie layer adapted from Martha Stewart
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Triple Layer Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 400
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 55.5mg19%
Carbohydrates 48.2g16%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 39.1g43%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.