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Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

No-Bake Peanut Butter Brownie Bars Recipe

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Created by Ben McLauchlin of Swerve, these decadently rich No-Bake Peanut Butter Brownie Bars are legitimately good-for-you, not to mention grain-free and gluten-free. Pair them with Swerve Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or Halo Top for a fantastic summertime dessert.

Recipe Calories
Calories 210 calories
Recipe Fat
Fat 18 grams fat
Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time 45 minutes
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time 0 minutes
Recipe Yield
Yield 20 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 box Swerve Sweets Brownie Mix (available on Amazon)
  • 1 cup no-sugar-added creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup Swerve Confectioners (available on Amazon)
  • ½ cup sugar-free dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a medium bowl in the microwave, around 20 to 30 seconds if at room temperature or around 45 seconds to 1 minute if cold. Remove from oven and with a fork, stir in softened cream cheese.
  3. Add Swerve Sweets Brownie Mix and water and mix together until well-combined with a fork or spatula.
  4. Press brownie combination into prepared pan until flattened, creating the first layer. Set aside.
  5. Next, warm peanut butter in microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and mix in Swerve Confectioners with a spatula until combined.
  6. Pour peanut butter combination on top of brownie layer/crust. With an icing spatula or back of spoon, evenly and gently, spread peanut butter over brownie crust. Place in fridge.
  7. While peanut butter brownie layers are cooling, place 4 tablespoons butter in a small bowl and microwave for 20 to 30 minutes if room temperature and 45 seconds to 1 minute if cold.
  8. Add chocolate chips to hot butter and let sit for 2 minutes, allowing chocolate chips to melt. With a whisk, combine butter and chocolate chips until chocolate chips are completely melted.
  9. Take peanut butter/brownie layers out of fridge and pour ganache over the peanut butter layer. With icing spatula or back of spoon, spread ganache evenly and gently over the peanut butter layer. Place in fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.
  10. Remove from fridge and serve.

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