Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl

Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies combine all the best baked things. Chocolatey brownies plus streusel topping? We’re in.

Possibly my most favorite brownie recipe to date. I’m not saying that these Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies are my ‘best’ brownie recipe to date because I’ve got a lot of really fantastic ones, but I do think these are a personal favorite.

I’ve just never seen anything like these, and the unique twist on these Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies was an instant homerun for me!

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I used my favorite basic brownie recipe – it’s the same brownie batter that I use in these Nutella Brownies with Nutella Buttercream, and these Ultimate Fudgy S’mores Brownies.

Why does that particular brownie recipe rock? Because they’re super thick, mega moist and fudgy, and supremely chocolately.

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They’re as rich as a brownie can get. Taste and texture aside, they’re also a breeze to whip up.

You don’t need a mixer, and you can definitely get these put together in just one bowl. Minimal work, minimal clean-up, and maximum decadence.

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I’ve tried a lot of brownie recipes, and I come back to this one over and over again. My brownie recipe is foolproof – anyone can make them, and they turn out perfectly every time!

And it’s also extremely adaptable.

For these Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies, I just prepared my staple brownie batter, and swirled a good portion of melted creamy peanut butter on top. Over the peanut butter swirl, I piled on a heap of peanut butter streusel.

Peanut butter streusel is life-changing. Once I discovered it, I truly knew that my life was never going to be quite the same.

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Streusel usually has the same basic ingredients, like butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and flour. Instead of using all butter, I substituted most of the butter for peanut butter!

That equals: peanut butter streusel. YAY!

It turns out exactly how you want streusel to be – crispy on the edges, but the little morsels melt in your mouth.

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In this case though, they taste like peanut butter. Isn’t that wonderful?

You’ll adore these Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies. The most perfect, rich, moist, insanely chocolatey brownies, tall and thick, swirled with melted peanut butter, and better still, covered in sweet, crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter streusel!

You’ve probably never seen another brownie recipe like this, and now that you’ve found it, you’ll never look back.

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Peanut Butter Streusel Brownies Recipe

    25 Servings


For the Brownies:
  • 1 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, melted
For the Peanut Butter Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  4. Whisk in the cocoa powder and flour, mixing until just blended.
  5. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, hanging it over the edges.
  6. Spray foil with non-stick spray.
  7. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  8. Drizzle the peanut butter over the brownie batter and use a knife to lightly swirl.
  9. In a small bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, and butter, until blended and crumbly.
  10. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the brownie batter.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out mostly clean, with a few moist crumbs.
  12. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Cut into bars.


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Author: Sarah Grossett
Recipe Yields: 25 brownies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie
Servings Per Recipe 25

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 114
Calories 238

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 24mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 17g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

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Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!

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