Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies & #chocPBday #giveaway

Today may just be the BEST. DAY. EVER. A group of over 30 bloggers has declared today Chocolate Peanut Butter Day! And what am I serving? How about a pan of rich, fudgy brownies swirled with peanut butter and dotted with chunks of peanut butter cups? It’s double the chocolate, double the peanut butter, and none of that pesky flour to get in the way of all the intense flavor in these ridiculously amazing Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies.

For today’s event, hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook, we are all sharing BRAND NEW recipes with this greatest of food combos, and we have an amazing giveaway with awesome products provided by our sponsors, OXOKing Arthur FlourPeanut Butter & Co. Check  out all of the recipes at the bottom of this post, and be sure to follow our Pinterest Board and the #chocPBday hashtag all over social media so that you don’t miss one bite of this goodness.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert

A couple weeks ago was one of the Top 10 Days in My Life. Yup, this day ranks right up there with the day I got married, found out I was pregnant, and gave birth to my children. It was the day I confirmed that Baby Smiles is NOT allergic to peanut butter! I hate to make light of this because I know people who suffer from serious allergies and it is a scary thing. But I am seriously addicted to the stuff. Like, open jar and insert spoon-type addicted. Throw chocolate into the mix and forget about it (oh wait, I’m from Jersey, I’m supposed to say “fuhgeddaboudit!”).

When I was little, we always went to this ice cream place where they make Blend-Ins – you know, ice cream whizzed up with toppings. My order every single time – chocolate ice cream with peanut butter cups and bananas. I’ll let you guess what were the first types of candy to disappear from my Halloween stash. And green smoothies, do you think I make them with pineapple and mango and pear and stuff like that? Not usually. Most often it’s, yup, you guessed it, bananas and chocolate and peanut butter!

Heck, I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my Chocolate & Peanut Butter Obsession!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert

So when Carla and Miriam proclaimed today Chocolate Peanut Butter Day, I was all in. I had considered a banana “ice cream” and Greek yogurt “mousse” parfait for something healthier (I promise, I’ll share that soon – sometimes we want to indulge, but still want to fit into our jeans), but I think today is all about celebrating the awesome decadence that is Chocolate & Peanut Butter.

So, you know, brownies. And not just any brownies. Flourless brownies made with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, just to make sure it has that gooey, chocolate intensity…

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert

Swirled with creamy, dreamy peanut butter for that salty, peanutty contrast to the sweet, fudgy brownie, and scattered with chunks of peanut butter cups for texture, and, you know, more chocolate and peanut butter…

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert

Seriously people, if you share my addiction then you MUST make these Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies. Just bring on the milk and dig in to one dozen!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert

So, Chocolate Peanut Butter Day. What’s in it for you? I mean, besides brownies and copies and ice cream and scones and cakes and bars and all kinds of other goodness. Well, PRIZES!

But first, a huge thank you to our sponsors for providing prizes for this giveaway! Be sure to follow them on social media:

OXO: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTube

King Arthur Flour: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Peanut Butter & Co: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest| Instagram | YouTube

Now, on to the prizes. Three lucky winners will win one of the following:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Day Giveaway PrizesPrize Pack #1: OXO Baking Tool Set: One 3-in-1 Egg Separator, One Bent Icing Knife, One Brownie Spatula, One Cake Tester, One Cookie Spatula, One Cupcake Icing Knife, One Cupcake Corer, One Egg Beater, One Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, One Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, One Medium Cookie Scoop

Prize Pack #2: King Arthur Flour ingredients: One bag of all-purpose flour, one package of Guittard bittersweet chocolate disks, and one bottle of pure vanilla extract

Prize Pack #3: Peanut Butter and Co. package including: one Dark Chocolate Dreams 6-pack, One Variety 6-pack, and One 31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams cookbook

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be picked from random draw. Giveaway ends Monday March 31 at 11:59 PM. The winners will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond. If not, the prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

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Disclaimer: The aforementioned sponsors provided the prizes for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Day Giveaway. None of the bloggers were compensated for their participation in this event. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Make sure you check out all of the other Chocolate Peanut Butter goodness that we are offering up on this greatest of days at the bottom of this post!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies
 
Rich, fudgy brownies swirled with peanut butter and chunks of peanut butter cups make these flourless brownies ridiculously amazing (and gluten free!).
Author:
Recipe type: Brownies, Bars, Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • About 12 miniature peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 13×9 inch pan with parchment paper (or grease really, really well, though I’d recommend the parchment).
  2. In a double boiler or a bowl set over a simmering pan of water, melt the butter, then add the chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar for a minute or two.
  4. Add melted chocolate mixture a little at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  5. Whisk in the cocoa powder, almond meal, salt, and vanilla.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  7. Place small dollops of the peanut butter over the batter and then create swirls with a butter knife or small spatula. Scatter the chopped peanut butter cups over the top of the batter and lightly press in any larger chunks.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until just set in the middle.
  9. Cool completely in the pan before cutting.
Notes
Adapted from these brownies.

Enjoy!

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If you LOOOOOVE Chocolate & Peanut Butter, of course I have some more recipes for you…

Grown Up PB Cups on blue Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ball 6 title Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars Peanut Butter Frosting 2 title

And of course check out all of these new recipes for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day from my friends…

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Comments

  1. says

    Whoa! TOO MUCH GOODNESS for this time in the morning! My head is spinning! Why do you torment me with so many delicious looking recipes at 7am AND work with Peanut Butter and Co? They are amazing! I am so very jealous! Your brownies literally look like THE PERFECT peanut butter brownie! I cannot even begin to chose my favorite, but probably a white chocolate reeses is my ultimate, or a blondie with peanut butter m and ms! Yum!

    Now I have to go on my run, dreaming of PB and chocolate!

  2. Kim Henrichs says

    There’s a local candy shop here that makes their own dark chocolate peanut butter cups. HEAVEN!!!!!

  3. Denise Fedor says

    Buckeyes. I would love to make your recipe, but we are VERY tree nut allergic here. So many great sounding recipes, and then I see NUT meal or NUT flour!

  4. Heather says

    The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ball looked really good…. but then again a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake would be good too!

  5. Debbie Caraballo says

    I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate…..especially peanut butter bars – pb cookie base, creamy pb filling, and chocolate ganache on top!!!
    Thanks for this opportunity, Brianne!

    Deb

  6. Pam Gurganus says

    My favorite chocolate-peanut butter treat is homemade peanut butter ice cream drizzled with homemade hot chocolate fudge!

  7. says

    Brianne, I’m so glad you went the over the top, indulgent route with your recipe today. Today’s fabulous made up holiday deserves no less, lol. I’m swooning over how fudgy, rich and chewy these look. I’m so glad that Baby Smiles isn’t allergic to peanuts. It seems that there are so many kids with the allergy nowadays which would make life so hard for both you and him. Whew! Now you can keep indulging!

  8. says

    Flourless, you say! I am so making these for a new friend who is gluten-free. Well, as soon as I check that she’s not allergic to peanuts. :) These are wonderful, Brianne! They look so chewy and rich!

  9. sandy says

    oh, these look soooo very good! i gave up lots of my stuff when i had to pack and move quickly. i am at bare basics. this would be wonderful!

  10. says

    YUM! I can’t even tell these are gluten free! So delicious looking. flourless is so good and moist! Tweeted and pinned tonight, stumbled, Google + and FB tomorrow!

  11. Meg says

    My favorite chocolate and peanut butter treat are homemade peanut butter cups! I make them all the time, with graham crackers mixed in the peanut butter part to give it a crunch.

  12. Lisa says

    Made these for my daughter to take to the combined youth activity, but not before grabbing a piece for those of us staying home.
    Super sweet, I’m going to make it again with 2/3-3/4 cup sugar instead, and maybe GF peanut butter chips too.
    The kids loved them.

    Thank you for posting a gluten free recipe! And dairy free!

  13. Anna says

    Flour less pb brownies?! I have died and gone to heaven! We’re chocolate + pb fans here. Just made a chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream last week. Aaaaand we ate it all. lol

  14. says

    I remember how excited I was when I discovered my kids were not allergic to peanuts. I’m hugely addicted to peanut butter and–not to make light of the matter–I was just so happy we could continue keeping it in the house! Great recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!

    • says

      I know! I feel bad because I know people who deal with serious allergies, but it would be such a huge change. The almost-4-year old wouldn’t have take it well either!

  15. Stephanie Christon says

    Peanut butter is one of my favorite things to eat. The brownies look great. Please post this comment. I bumped the rating button and post too fast on my first. Thanks.

  16. Kristi Wolfe says

    When I need a quick fix, I get a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter and dip it in semi sweet chocolate chips…yum!

  17. Alice F says

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate. …a match made in heaven! My favorite combination of the two is a brownie recipe that I make called Double Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Heaven. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win this giveaway!

  18. Robin C. says

    My favorite peanut butter and chocolate treat is chocolate covered Ritz crackers with peanut butter smeared generously on top!

  19. says

    These looks fantastic!! My favorite peanut butter and chocolate treat has to be the original reeces peanut butter cup :) I wish I had one right now.

  20. Cynthia says

    Yummo! There’s nothing that goes together better than peanut butter and chocolate… and add that to a baked good and I’m in heaven… now only if you were here to bake and share! ;)

  21. says

    So many “favorites”. But I have been thinking a lot lately of a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting my incredible step mom makes. Brings back some amazing memories.

  22. Lisa M says

    OMG this looks so yummy! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but I just had to comment on the deliciousness in this post! Definitely making these this weekend… I’m usually a fan of anything chocolate and peanut butter, but absolute fav is the peanut butter blossom cookies that my mom has been making as long as I can remember. She brings them to every party and always gets asked for the recipe.

  23. Cindy Padgett says

    Oh, my gosh!!!! I am going to make these as as soon as my daughter gets home from college. Or maybe I will invite some other family over to have an excuse to make them sooner. Thank-you :)

    • ashley says

      Baskin robbins pb chocolate ice cream….or just pb and chocolate chips/bars (whatever is in the house) on a spoon with my morning coffee!!

  24. Kristen M says

    I’m a fan of no-bake chocolate-peanut butter oatmeal cookies. They’re quick to make and perfect to use as candy egg “nests” for springtime treats.

  25. Paige says

    My favorite peanut butter and chocolate combo is the dark chocolate dreams peanut butter from peanut butter&company!

  26. Debbie Gates says

    I like my peanut butter and chocolate the old fashioned way…….Peanut butter scooped out of the jar with a bar of dark chocolate. Simple and oh so good.

  27. Paulette says

    I’m going to try making copycat Reese’s peanut butter eggs for my grandkid’s easter baskets this year

  28. says

    Your brownies look wonderful and to imagine they are flourless — wow! I know they would be a 5 star recipe, even though I haven’t baked them yet. With no flour, the chocolate would only taste richer!!

    If forced to choose, I would have to say my favorite chocolate peanut butter confections were Buckeyes and a good creamy peanut butter pie with a chocolate crust and a chocolate topping. Delicious!!

  29. Dorothy says

    My favorite has to be smittenkitchen’s chocolate cake w/ PB frosting. Or maybe it’s moose tracks ice cream…or maybe just an english muffin w/ nutella and PB – I can’t even decide!

  30. lynzee mathews says

    My Favorite peanut butter and chocolate treat would be the no bake peanut butter and chocolate bars. Delicious! And when it’s just me at home I take a spoonful of peanut butter and pour chocolate syrup over it. Lol

  31. Doreen McCloskey says

    I can’t decide which of these is my favorite. They’re all divine. Another great recipe not listed is: Devils Food Cupcakes stuffed with Peanut Butter Ball and frosted with Peanut Butter Cream Frosting. Oh my goodness, these are so delicious!

  32. Karen says

    I love many forms of chocolate and peanut butter together! I had some giant peanut butter cup chunks last night from my husband’s “Everything But The…” Ben & Jerry’s pint. Those were wonderful. I also love chocolate peanut butter brownies like you made! I really like peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips too. I have yet to meet a chocolate and peanut butter combo that I don’t like, actually!

  33. olivia tokarz says

    Anything with chocolate and peanut butter! I Love Reese Pieces peanut butter pudding cookies, they are amazing! :)

  34. Mallory says

    Reese’s have always been my favorite chocolate peanut butter item. And I love anything made with them!

  35. Diana says

    I make peanut butter & banana sandwiches and add a dab of nutella. It is so delicious and I nice little treat!

  36. Lisa Jones says

    Whoa! Those brownies look awesome! I think my favorite is the ole stand-by. Reese’s Peanut butter Cup (or a Hershey bar and a jar of peanut butter in emergencies)

  37. Deb says

    These brownies sound fabulous! I will make them for my niece’s birthday party. The family always says I don’t need to bring anything when I ask but I know they love it when I bring any of my chocolate goodies. I’m pretty much known for being a chocoholic – not sure that’s a good thing!?!
    My favorite is my chocolate peanut butter pie. It’s so light and fluffy and has lots of chopped up peanut butter cups all through it and scattered on top for garnish. Mmmm!

  38. EVA says

    Favorite chocolate-peanut butter treat? What ISN’T? That’s my answer!

    Those bars look so good. I haven’t salivated this much for a very long time.

    Damn….I really want that third prize pack…..

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  40. Amita Patel says

    Hey,
    This look like I want to rip my screen to eat them. I was recently diagnosed for gluten intolerance and am allergic to eggs. I tried Betty Crocker brownie mix with egg replacer and it stuck to my pan and so greasy that I just threw the whole thing in trash. I would really like to try these but want to know if an egg replacer would work or not.

    Reese’s peanut butter candy line, all of them are my favorite :)

    • says

      Oh no! Honestly, I’ve never used the Betty Crocker gluten free mix and have never worked with egg replacer. I’ll see if any of my vegan friends have used egg replacer in a recipe like this. I know that sometimes egg is critical in gluten free baking to hold it together since it doesn’t have the gluten from flour.

      • Amita Patel says

        I followed your recipe with half of the measurements and substituted 2/3 cups of applesauce for 2 eggs. It was little runny so I added 1/4 cup of GF oats flour. I also used mini muffin pan rather than baking them in a square pan as I wasn’t sure how the results would be and if an 8X8 would be big or small enough. The results…they were okay as I didn’t care much for the melted chocolate chips taste but not bad. Next time I want to try only cocoa powder and omit chocolate chips. Your post has inspired me and I want to thank you as I have been craving some brownies for a while :)

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