Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter and Jelly Frosting

Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter and Jelly Frosting
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
9 servings

Transform the classic peanut butter and jelly combination with these delectable chocolate brownies, guaranteed to be loved by the whole family.




sticks (16 Tbsp) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
1 ¼
cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
cups granulated sugar
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
tsp kosher salt
large eggs
tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Frosting

cup confectioners' sugar
stick (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
cup smooth peanut butter
cup cream cheese, softened
cup seedless strawberry jam


Step 1

Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil, pressing it into the corners and up the sides; leave an overhang on 2 sides. Butter the foil and dust with flour. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the bittersweet chocolate and cook, stirring constantly, until mostly melted. Remove from the heat and continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted.

Step 3

Add the granulated sugar, cocoa powder and salt to the saucepan and stir until combined. Add the eggs 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour and stir until incorporated.

Step 4

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and spread it to fill the pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs, about 40 minutes.

Step 5

Let cool in the pan on a rack, about 30 minutes. Lift the brownies out of the pan using the foil and transfer to a cutting board to cool completely before frosting.

Step 6

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the confectioners’ sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Then beat in the peanut butter and cream cheese.

Step 7

Frost the top of the brownies. Add 1 teaspoon water to the jam in a small bowl and stir to combine. Dollop the jam evenly on top of the frosting and use a butter knife to gently swirl it in. Cut into squares and serve.

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