Brown Butter Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies {Brown Butter Week}

A double peanut butter chocolate brownie with a soft and chewy center oozing with warm chocolate. These brown butter peanut butter paisley brownies are a peanut butter lover’s dream.

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies via Blahnik Baker

Have you ever browned butter? I’m sure the answer is YES for most of you foodies but for the rest of you who have not, then let me tell you, you are missing out on a secret ingredient. I was in the same boat until a few weeks ago when I decided to give it a try while trying a new cookie recipe and I was pleasantly surprised.

So what is brown butter you ask? It is simply cooking butter beyond it’s melting point to where the milk solids brown and you cook away most of the water. But you see, browning your butter enriches its flavor and gives it a rich caramelizing nutty flavor that takes any recipe that calls for butter up a notch. And in the past two weeks since my discovery of this secret ingredient, I’ve tried brown butter in everything from these brownies to pan seared scallops. Obsessed much?? I know, that’s why I decided to have a brown butter dedicated week on the blog!! So let’s start off with these peanut butter paisley (wanna-be) brownies.

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies via Blahnik Baker

Peanut butter fans, you will love these brown butter peanut butter paisley brownies. It is a double peanut butter chocolate brownie!! I found the recipe on the back of the Reese’s peanut butter chips label and after the first try, I had to try it again with brown butter. Of course, I think it is much better with brown butter because there is an added rich nutty aroma to the peanut butter and chocolate medley. I think you would love this combination of flavors. The brownies are oh so soft in the middle as you bite into the chocolate layer and crunchy around the edge ( my favorite part ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies via Blahnik Baker

Here are a few tutorials on how to brown butter. It is very easy and all you need is 5 minutes. So go brown some butter today! And please come back during the week for some more brown butter recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

theKitchn: How to brown butterย 
Simply Recipes: How to Brown Butter
How Sweet it Is: Step-by Step pictorial instruction

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies
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A double peanut butter chocolate brownie with a soft and chewy center oozing with warm chocolate. These brown butter peanut butter paisley brownies are a peanut butter lover's dream.
Yield: About 20 brownies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, browned and cooled to room temperature
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⅔ cups peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, melted and cooled
To brown butter: Cut butter into pieces and melt in a saucepan over medium heat. Start to whisk constantly once the butter starts to foam. When the butter starts turning brown, fragrant and you see brown bits at the bottom of the pan, remove from heat. Transfer to a mixing bowl and allow to cool.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and peanut butter until combined. Add the sugars and beat well. Add the eggs, one at a time and beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  5. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Spoon the melted chocolate over the top and spread evenly. Using a cookie scoop, add the rest of the batter on top. Spread the batter evenly with a spatula and then swirl with a metal spatula or knife for marbled effect.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.
Adapted from: The back of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

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  1. says

    Umm I’m pretty much obsessed with bars of all kinds and brown butter… Um don’t even get me started on the deliciousness that is brown butter. Like it’s simply heaven! I can’t wait to see what else brown butter WEEK entails!!

  2. says

    I would like to get a t-shirt for brown butter week! one of my favorite things! isn’t it fun discovering recipes on the back of packages? I’ve made a commitment to trying them more often! I’ll definitely be making these!

  3. says

    Holy Moly! I think I gained a pound looking at them! I’m drooling on my keyboard!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  4. says

    YES! This looks fabulous, Zainab! I LOVE peanut butter! Yes, I even eat it right from the jar! Pinning and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!


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