Peanut Butter Swirly Brownies

For the past month I have been having issues with lactose, but I’m getting better now… This recipe was something I made back when the issues first started, but I didn’t care… I saw the recipe in a Canadian Living magazine, and was like “Yepp, I’m making that RIGHT now,” so I made it right then.

I know that Brownies are ‘supossed’ to bake in a rectangle pan, but my only rectangle pan is HUGE, so I used a circle 🙂 (Hmm, maybe when I go grocery shopping tomorrow I will grab a normal sized rectangle pan)

These brownies were SUPER quick to make, and tasted like I had slaved all day working for hours to make the perfect brownies. No, it’s not magic. Well, maybe a little magic I like to call ‘Chocolate’

I don’t even remember them making me feel sick (which is what Dairy was doing to me), all I remember is being so excited to eat one, that I didn’t take very good pictures, I just cut out a chunck and shovelled it in!!

In fact, I don’t even remember what I had for dinner that day… I just remember the brownies.

Did I have dinner that day?


But, that doesn’t matter… The important thing is that I made some yummy brownies, using a technique I had never used before (the swirl) and am thinking of using that in a blueberry cheesecake this week, using “real” blueberries. I’ve been living in Northern Ontario for over 2 years, and this will be my first time baking with Northern Ontarian blueberries… WISH ME LUCK.

Peanut Butter Swirly Brownies

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Servings: 20 | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 5 oz (142 g) bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


In large bowl, beat 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the peanut butter, the butter and sugar; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Beat in chocolate.

Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Spread in parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan.

By spoonfuls, drop remaining peanut butter over top. Run knife through batter to swirl; smooth top. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into squares.

Nutritional Info:

Per square: about – cal 173 pro 4 g total fat 11 g sat. fat 5 g carb 15 g fibre 1 g chol 40 mg sodium 87 mg potassium 58 mg % RDI: – calcium 2 iron 5 vit A 5 folate 8