Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Brownies

This delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate topped with crunchy graham cracker is a dessert that you’re not going to want to miss out on!

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Prep: 15 minutes   Bake: 40 minutes   Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup bittersweet, dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 8 whole sheets graham crackers, coarsely crushed
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter                       
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350°; spray 7½ x 10½-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In medium microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and butter in microwave oven on high 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds; stir until smooth and cool to room temperature. Stir in vanilla extract.
  2. In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir in applesauce and chocolate mixture until just combined. Fold in graham crackers and peanut butter; spread in prepared dish.
  3. Bake brownie 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool on wire rack and cut into 12 brownies. Serve topped with whipped cream, if desired.

Chef Tips

Substitute 1 cup coarsely crushed cookies or other variety of graham crackers for the graham cracker sheets; substitute sunflower, almond or other nut butter for the peanut butter.

Recipe can also be prepared in an 8-inch square baking dish; bake for 45 minutes and cut into 16 brownies.

Nutrition

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 brownie): 411 Calories, 21g Fat (10g Saturated), 20mg Cholesterol, 155mg Sodium, 49g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 29g Sugars, 27g Added Sugars, 6g Protein