Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownie with Roasted Peanuts

April 2, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Aerial view of a freshly baked fudge brownies on a tabletop.
60 min

Chewy, fudgy, peanut buttery brownies accented with the salty crunch of peanuts—what could be better? Impressive enough for company, easy enough to whip up on a weeknight, these brownies will satisfy any sweet tooth. You might want to make a double batch…they tend to disappear quickly! 


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. Line a 9x9” metal baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, chocolate chips, chopped chocolate and peanut butter. Stir continuously over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, instant espresso, and vanilla extract until combined.
  5. Add warm chocolate mixture and whisk to thoroughly combine. Cool to room temperature.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and sea salt. Add to chocolate mixture, along with peanuts, and stir to combine.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and place in the oven.
  8. Bake just until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into center comes out with some moist crumbs still attached, about 35 minutes. Once completely cooled, cut into nine squares and store in an airtight container.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.