Ultra Fudgy PB Swirl Brownies

Ultra Fudge Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies 

Makes 15 large brownies

We call these brownies “ultra-fudgy” because they are super-moist and are packed with chocolate flavor. The peanut butter swirl on top creates the perfect contrast to all that fudginess, and adds a little WOW factor, too. Take these to your next summer BBQ and you will be the new hero of the neighborhood!

 Notes -

These brownies taste best on the second day after baking! Bake them ahead of time, let cool completely, wrap tightly, and store at room temperature. -

Brownie batter has been adapted from NYT Cooking’s “Supernatural Brownies”


  • Brownie Layer:
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter or vegan butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 8 ounces chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Peanut Butter Swirl Layer:
  • 1 cup Spread The Love® NAKED Organic Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, melted vegan butter, or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Step 1 -
    Grease a 13 x 9” baking pan and line with greased parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 -
    Using a double boiler over simmering water or a microwave on low power, melt butter and chopped chocolate together. Once smooth, whisk in sugars until well combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Step 3 -
    In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add salt and vanilla extract, and whisk to combine.
  • Step 4 -
    Beginning in small batches, whisk chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until well combined. Fold in flour until just combined.
  • Step 5 -
    In a medium bowl, stir together peanut butter, melted butter or oil, powdered sugar, and salt until smooth.
  • Step 6 -
    Pour brownie layer batter into the prepared pan. Drop the peanut butter batter in spoonfuls randomly across the top of the brownie batter, then create a swirl pattern using a knife or toothpick.
  • Step 7 -
    Bake for 35 - 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with crumbs stuck to it (not completely wet). Cool completely before slicing and serving (as difficult as that may be!).
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