Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

3 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This diabetic-friendly brownie recipe uses the classic flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter to make a delicious dessert you'll want to make again and again.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (see Tip)
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • ¾ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cups whole-wheat pastry flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and the water. Whisk in egg, oil and vanilla until combined. Stir in 1 cup of the flour and the baking powder until combined (batter will be thin at this point.) Place peanut butter in a small bowl; gradually whisk in ½ cup of the batter until smooth. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the remaining ¼ cup flour and the cocoa powder. Stir into the plain batter; stir in chocolate pieces. Pour chocolate batter into prepared pan.
  3. Drop peanut butter batter in small mounds over chocolate batter in pan. Using a thin metal spatula, swirl batters together. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals® in place of granulated sugar. Follow package directions to use product amount that's equivalent to ¾ cup granulated sugar. Decrease baking time to 15 to 18 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as below except 140 calories, 13 g carbohydrate.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 brownie
  • Per serving: 151 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 17 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 6 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 61 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 3

November 17, 2019
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By: Diony
Actually there is not a mistake in the recipe but perhaps the ingredients were misread. It does call for 11/4 cup of flour and for 1 cup of the flour to be used first and the rest to be used in another part of the recipe. It does however call for only 3/4 cup of SUGAR, NOT flour.
September 12, 2018
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By: BSophia Angell
Not too cakey not too fudgy. Next time I’ll cook it for a shorter time
August 28, 2018
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By: Dan McCarthy
There's a mistake in this recipe. The ingridients list 3/4 cup of flour, but the directions use 1 cup in one place and the 'other 1/4' cup in another. The version I tried to make with 3/4 of a cup had to be thrown away.
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