This Brownie Pudding recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream come true! A crisp brownie shell covers a luscious pudding center swirled with peanut butter for a decadent dessert that’s part brownie, part pudding, and one hundred percent delicious.
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What Is Brownie Pudding?
This brownie pudding recipe is exactly what it sounds like! Half brownie, half pudding, and 100 percent delicious, it’s an absolute dream.
A crinkly brownie topping covers a rich, velvety chocolate pudding center. Then, we take it one step further, adding a swirl of creamy peanut butter and pieces of peanut butter cups.
Trust us when we say a little goes a long way! This dessert is unbelievably rich and decadent and is even better when served warm with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Why You’ll Love This Brownie Peanut Butter Pudding
An incredible dessert mashup, this brownie peanut butter pudding has a solid exterior and a melted, gooey interior that will make your tastebuds sing! It’s:
- Oozing with rich chocolate and peanut butter flavors.
- Created with 8 ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- Baked in the oven for a hands-off recipe.
- Made in a 2-quart baking dish, meaning it’s great for feeding a crowd.
Similar to standard brownie recipes, this brownie pudding requires just a handful of items. Here’s everything you’ll need:
- Butter – We use unsalted butter. If needed, dairy-free butter could be used as well.
- Eggs – Let them come to room temperature for easy mixing.
- Sugar – Organic granulated sugar helps sweeten the ingredients, removing the bitterness of the cocoa.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – This forms the base of the brownie flavor.
- All-Purpose Flour – Used to hold the ingredients together, forming a solid structure. If needed, swap it out with a 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour instead.
- Vanilla Extract – Use high-quality pure vanilla extract for the best, bold flavor.
- Mini Peanut Butter Cups – Everything tastes better with peanut butter cups! We layer them in the center for extra chocolate peanut butter goodness.
- Creamy Peanut Butter – Using creamy peanut butter (not chunky) is key to creating a smooth pudding texture.
Tips for Success
- Sift the dry ingredients. If your dry ingredients are a little clumpy, it’s well worth the time it takes to sift them all together. We usually skip this step in recipes, but it makes a huge difference in the flavor and texture of brownie pudding!
- Don’t rush. When we say to beat for five to ten minutes, we mean it. This is crucial to creating a light, fluffy consistency! The mixture should be super fluffy and pale yellow in color when you’re done.
Of course, you can serve this brownie pudding on its own, but why not take it up a notch? We love to top ours with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream.
However, it also tastes incredible with toppings like:
- Whipped Cream
- Extra Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Chips
- A Drizzle of Chocolate or Peanut Butter
- Powdered Sugar
Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
We do not recommend making this brownie peanut butter pudding ahead of time as the center will begin to set. However, if you happen to have leftovers, they can be covered or placed in an airtight container and stored in the fridge for two to three days.
Do not freeze leftovers! The center will solidify and does not thaw well.
More Brownie Dessert Recipes
- Chocolate Hazelnut Skillet Brownie
- Chocolate Brownie Pizza Tart
- One Bowl Brownies with Chocolate Chips
- Fudgy Date Brownies
Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Swirls
- 5 large eggs room temperature
- 2 cups organic granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 sticks unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
- 8-9 mini peanut butter cups
- ½ cup Old Home Creamy Peanut Butter melted in microwave for 30 seconds
- Preheat the oven to 325° Fahrenheit. Butter a 2-quart oval baking dish. Set aside.
- Add the eggs and sugar to a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat on medium-high speed for 5-10 minutes or until the ingredients are well combined and thick.5 large eggs, 2 cups organic granulated sugar
- Add the vanilla, cocoa powder, and flour, and mix until just combined. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the butter, mixing until just combined.2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 sticks unsalted butter
- Pour ½ the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the peanut butter cups on top followed by the remaining batter. Drizzle the melted peanut butter on top, and swirl with a knife or toothpick.½ cup Old Home Creamy Peanut Butter, 8-9 mini peanut butter cups
- Place the baking dish in a larger baking pan. Add hot top water to the larger pan until it reaches halfway up the side of the smaller baking dish.
- Bake for 50-6o minutes or until the outside of the brownie is set.
- Cool slightly, and serve warm with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.