Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies 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.

active: 15 mins
total: 40 mins
Servings: 20


  • 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
  • 1 ¼ 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


    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.

    Step 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 1/2 cup of the batter until smooth. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup flour and the cocoa powder. Stir into the plain batter; stir in chocolate pieces. Pour chocolate batter into prepared pan.

    Step 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(R) Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals(R) in place of granulated sugar. Follow package directions to use product amount that’s equivalent to 3/4 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 brownie Per Serving: 151 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 17g; sugars 10g; fat 8g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 61mg. Exchanges:

1 1/2 fat, 1 other carbohydrate


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