Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

September 17, 2023

You are about to enter a chocolate and peanut butter heaven. With only wholesome ingredients it’s hard to believe, but it’s moist, sweet, creamy and delicious. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and super easy to whip up. What’s more, they’re a testament to the fact that indulgence can be healthy. Definitely my kind of treat.

Gluten-free brownie with peanut butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies: A Layered Slice of Heaven

Even before that first heavenly bite, your senses are already captivated by the irresistible smell of cocoa and maple syrup invading your kitchen. If you can manage to summon the patience (which, let’s be honest, is quite the challenge—I’ve been known to burn my fingertips in eager anticipation), you’re in for a true brownie paradise. These brownies are more than just a sweet treat; they’re an experience. Layered with a creamy peanut butter and maple syrup sauce, they reach a level of decadence that’s practically unrivaled. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better (trust me, it already is), we take it up a notch with a layer of melted milk chocolate. It’s every bit the heaven I promised.

Gluten-free brownie with peanut butter

Easy-Peasy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Believe it or not, creating these Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies is as effortless as it gets. With just one bowl, you can have all your ingredients ready to go—no fuss, no separate mixing of wet and dry elements. Simply whisk everything together until you have a smooth batter. Then, with a parchment-lined dish, you’re all set to create these layers of heaven. It’s a recipe that simplifies your time in the kitchen, leaving you with more moments to savor the indulgence.

This recipe is intentionally designed for a small batch, and there’s a delicious reason behind it. You see, I have an unwavering love for freshly baked goodies, and I find immense joy in whipping them up regularly. For this particular batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, a 9×5 inch baking dish is all you need to work your magic. But, if your baking ambitions know no bounds (and who can blame you?), feel free to double the recipe. I often do just that when I have guests coming over or bringing these to potlucks or picnics.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: UncategorizedCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • For the Brownie:
  • 1 egg

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the Peanut Butter Layer:
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • For the Chocolate Layer:
  • 50 grams of chocolate (milk or dark)


  • Creating the Brownie Layer:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9×5 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined, but do not over mix.
  • Pour this brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the brownies are set. Remove and let them cool.
  • Crafting the Peanut Butter Layer:
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, gently warm the peanut butter and maple syrup together until they can be easily stirred together.
  • Pour this peanut butter layer over the cooled brownies. Ensure an even spread and refrigerate to set.
  • Finishing with the Chocolate Layer:
  • Melt the chocolate (milk or dark, your choice) using a microwave or a double boiler.
  • Once melted, pour the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter layer.
  • Let the brownies chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate layer solidifies.

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories230
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0g 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
      • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
      • Sugars 12g
    • Protein 6g 12%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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