Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies


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Indulge in the ultimate treat for your taste buds with our Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies – a delectable fusion of rich chocolate, smooth peanut butter, and gooey caramel. These brownies are the epitome of comfort food, combining the classic flavors we love into a single, irresistible dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies are a decadent treat that combines the rich flavors of peanut butter and caramel with the fudgy goodness of brownies. The origins of this dessert can be traced back to the United States, where brownies have been a beloved dessert for over a century.

  • Brownies are believed to have been created in the early 20th century in the United States. Their exact origin is a subject of debate, but they are thought to have evolved from chocolate cake recipes.
  • Peanut butter, a key ingredient in this recipe, has a long history in American cuisine, with George Washington Carver’s peanut research leading to its popularity.
  • Caramel, made by heating sugar until it turns golden and adding butter and cream, has been enjoyed in various forms for centuries.

Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies are a delightful fusion of American culinary traditions, combining the beloved flavors of peanut butter, caramel, and brownies into a single indulgent dessert.

Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies

Imagine sinking your teeth into a decadent brownie that boasts the perfect balance of fudgy chocolate, velvety peanut butter, and luscious caramel. Our Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies are not just a dessert; they're a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Whether you're a fan of classic brownies, a lover of peanut butter, or a caramel enthusiast, this recipe brings all those elements together in one extraordinary bite.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Rest Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 50 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 16 Calories: 187.62 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the brownie batter:

For the peanut butter swirl:

For the caramel layer:

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line the baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and granulated sugar until smooth.

  3. Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.

  4. Stir in vanilla extract.

  5. Gradually sift in cocoa powder, flour, and salt, and mix until just combined.

  6. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

  7. Warm the peanut butter in a microwave until softened, then drizzle it over the brownie batter.

  8. Use a toothpick or a knife to create swirl patterns with the peanut butter.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

  10. Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.

  11. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cooled brownies, creating a beautiful pattern.

  12. Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 187.62kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.67g15%
Saturated Fat 4.56g23%
Cholesterol 39.22mg14%
Sodium 66.8mg3%
Potassium 106.23mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 23.75g8%
Dietary Fiber 0.97g4%
Sugars 18.24g
Protein 2.88g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.


Tips and Variations:
  • Add a sprinkle of sea salt over the caramel layer for a delightful sweet-and-savory contrast.
  • Enhance the crunch factor by folding in chopped nuts or chocolate chips into the brownie batter.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve these Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert experience that will leave everyone craving seconds.
Allergen Information:
  • Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies contain common allergens such as peanuts, dairy (butter and cream in caramel), and eggs.
  • Individuals with allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, or eggs should avoid or seek alternative recipes.
Wine or Drink Pairing:

Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies are a sweet and rich dessert, making them an ideal pairing with beverages that offer contrast and balance:

  • Coffee: The bitterness and acidity of coffee can offset the sweetness of the brownies.
  • Milk: A glass of cold milk provides a creamy contrast and complements the peanut butter flavor.
  • Port wine: The fruity and nutty notes of a tawny port can be a delightful match with the caramel and peanut butter.
Storage and Leftovers:
Keywords: Brownies, Peanut Butter, Caramel, Dessert, Chocolate.

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