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Salted Peanut Butter Mocha Brownies
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Salted Peanut Butter Mocha Brownies

Surprise your valentine with a batch of these rich salted peanut butter mocha brownies. (Recipe adapted this recipe from Cookie + Kate.)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 190kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee granules
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Dash of sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line an 8"x8" baking dish with a piece of parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan or a bowl in the microwave.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, coffee, and cocoa.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter to the flour mixture. Stir well until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and spread out evenly with a spoon.
  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds stirring frequently until smooth.
  • Spoon peanut butter mixture on top of brownie batter in the pan. Use a butter knife to swirl peanut butter through the brownie batter. Sprinkle with a dash of sea salt.
  • Place pan on a middle rack in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean.
  • Place pan on a cooling rack. After 10 minutes, grab the ends of the parchment paper to carefully lift the brownies out of the baking pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.

Notes

Note, I like my brownies to be pretty gooey/fudgy. If you want a more firm brownie, you may want to try baking up to an hour in the oven. Use the toothpick test to judge desired doneness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg