Peanut butter Swirl Brownies Recipe

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies with a peanut butter swirl. What more is there to do except get started?


Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes


Makes 20 squares

Recipe Ingredients

For the Chocolate swirl

  • 125 ml SPAR sunflower oil
  • 250 ml SPAR white sugar
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 2 SPAR large eggs
  • 85 ml cocoa
  • 125 ml SPAR self-raising wheat flour
  • Pinch of salt

For the Peanut swirl

  • 30 g SPAR butter, melted
  • 65 ml SPAR icing sugar
  • 80 g SPAR smooth peanut butter
  • Pinch of salt 

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix oil and sugar together well.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring until just blended.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then stir into the oil/sugar mixture.
  5. Make the peanut swirl: Stir the butter, icing sugar, peanut butter and salt together in a bowl until smooth.
  6. Pour the chocolate batter into a lined and greased 20 x 28 cm pan; spread evenly with a spatula. Drop dollops of peanut butter mixture on top of batter, spacing about 3 cm apart.  Gently swirl peanut butter mixture into batter with a butter knife, running the knife lengthwise and crosswise through layers to create a pattern
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until sides just start to pull away from the pan.
  8. Cool completely before cutting.

Hints & Tips

These Brownies can be made without the peanut butter swirl.  They are so easy to make that it’s a great recipe to make with kids.