Flourless Chocolate And Peanut Butter Fudgy Brownies

It’s Friday AND a long weekend for the Memorial Day holiday so we should celebrate with, what else, food.  How about some brownies?  They are a crowd pleaser and easy to make.  Oh yes, they will do just fine.  I’ve got a couple of kick butt recipes already, but these are different from what I’ve done.  These brownies are gluten-free!

These brownies are loaded with chocolate fudgy goodness and have a hint of peanut butter flavor.

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Flourless Chocolate And Peanut Butter Fudgy Brownies Recipe
(About 16 servings)


  • 1/2 cup butter (equivalent to 1 stick)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided per the directions
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or tin foil, grease it with cooking spray, and set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl, microwave the butter to melt it.
  4. Add 2 cups of the chocolate chips and all of the peanut butter into the bowl with the melted butter and microwave it until all of the ingredients are melted. (Heat it initially for 1 minute, stir, and then heat in 15 second increments until completely melted.)
  5. Whisk in the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until it’s smooth.
  6. Whisk in the cocoa powder until it’s smooth.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake it for about 40 minutes or until an inserted tester comes out clean.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool completely.
  9. In a small bowl, melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  10. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the brownies.

Adapted from: Averie Cooks


These brownies are SUPER fudgy.  Since there is no flour in this recipe, the batter will look and feel like very thick pudding.  You know how I’m always saying to not over mix a muffin or cake batter?  No need for that lecture here because there is no gluten so they literally can’t get tough from beating it too much!

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Gluten-free baking does not come easy to me and I think sometimes it can be tricky to get awesome taste and texture.  These gluten-free brownies taste fan-tabulous!  I brought them to a party and they were a huge hit.  No one could tell that the flour was missing.  Score.

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You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make homemade brownies and you almost always have them on hand.  These are no exception.  You only need 7 ingredients and every single one of them are the standard issue everyday ingredient!  I’m loving that I don’t need to run out to buy anything special.

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Didn’t I say these were fudgy?     🙂  Just look at how dense these gorgeous treats are.

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Let’s do a quick summary.  These brownies are one of the most awesome gluten-free desserts I’ve ever had.  They totally satisfy a chocolate craving.  But wait, there’s more.  You know what else is the bomb digity about these brownies?  They have peanut butter in them!  Hello, chocolate and peanut butter must be one of the best duos of all time!

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What are you doing this weekend?  I’m sure my husband and I will be chill-axing with the family.  Relaxing with a brownie in hand, now that’s my kind of chill time.

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Have fun and be safe!


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Here are some other delicious brownies.

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Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

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  1. Fudgy, chocolate-y PERFECTION, Tina! I can’t stand how ah-mazing these brownies look. Love that gorgeous criss-cross of melted chocolate. Have an awesome Memorial Day weekend!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Sarah! You too have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  2. marcie says:

    I love flour less chocolate cake, but I think I would love these more with the peanut butter! These look perfect, and I can’t wait to try them. Pinning!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks so much Marcie. 🙂

  3. Every guy including myself loves the addition of peanut butter. My motto is “go big or go home.” I will have to try those brownies.

    1. Tina says:

      I’m loving that motto! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Those do look fudgy indeed! Love the addition of peanut butter. The criss-crosses you put on top make it so cute too! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  5. Ashley says:

    Super fudgy brownies with some peanut butter?? Yessss. I’m heading to the beach for just like 24 hours with some friends and then home to relax the rest of the weekend : ) Enjoy yours!!

    1. Tina says:

      I hope you had a nice weekend, Ashley. Beach time with friends sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂

  6. mmmmmm fudgy brownies are the best!! Have a fab long weekend lovely!

    1. Tina says:

      Totally! The weekend flew by. I hope you’re having a lovely week, my friend. 🙂

  7. These look so good! Love the hint of peanut butter in them, that tops it off for me. Thanks!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much!

  8. Tina, I love the fact that these aren’t full of too much butter and sugar. They seem to be heavy on the eggs instead, which equals super healthy of course! Love the dribbles of chocolate on the top as well … that looks really good!

    1. Tina says:

      I like the way you think! 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness. I am so craving these brownies right now!! I actually JUST made some brownies yesterday, but I don’t think two batches of brownies are overkill…especially if one of them is peanut butter and chocolate 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      There’s never enough brownies, in my opinion! 😉

  10. Bomb digity…that one phase I don’t use often enough 😀 It is perfect for these brownies as they do look super duper bomb digity! I love how you didn’t need to use flour. Definitely adding these to my must try list. Have a great weekend! Pinning!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe…I’ve been saying that a lot lately. I hope you love these brownies as much as I do. Thanks so much for pinning. 🙂

  11. My boyfriend casually mentioned that it’s been awhile since I’ve made brownies the other day. This post came at the perfect time! They look so super fudgy and include peanut butter. Always a good thing for brownies. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Timing is everything. 😉 I always say the more fudgy the better! Plus, I never say no to peanut butter. 🙂

  12. Zainab says:

    These look so decadent. The boy will love these with the hint of peanut 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Sweet! 🙂

  13. Oh man!! These look AMAZING!! What a lovely recipe!! Chewy brownies are always the best!! 🙂 Great recipe! Nice idea to add PB!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely a classic duo and Averie did a great job on creating this idea. I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  14. Tina, these look absolutely amazing!! Love how fudgy and rich they look. Pinned!

    1. Tina says:

      Yay! Thanks! 🙂

  15. I made these yesterday afternoon because my mom and brother are gluten free and there are only two left! The funny part is that I think my dad is the one who actually ate the majority of them! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

    1. Tina says:

      I love to hear that! I made these for a party because one of the guests can only eat gluten-free. My husband and I (who do not follow gluten-free) loved them so much that I almost didn’t bring them to the party! I love that you can’t tell that you’re missing the flour here. 🙂
      I appreciate you stopping by and for letting me know that you loved them just as much as we did!!

  16. Boom Diggity these look AWESOME!!! I’m always cautious when I hear the words ‘gluten free’, I have visions of chewing on something similar to a bit of rubber. 🙂 These little beauties however, look scrumptious, delicious and super good! Hmmm… Really need to work on some sort of ‘beam me up’ time machine, I want some now. Hope you had a great long weekend.

    1. Tina says:

      I’m with ya…gluten-free desserts seem to usually have something missing (texture or taste), but not these bad boys!

  17. Tina, love making brownies on a whim and with ingredients I already have… these are perfect for those kind of brownie kind of nights! Because, that’s when the brownie craving hits… in the evening. I love Averie’s recipes… and you baked up a winner! So pretty, I might add… AND, so happy you shared these chocolaty goodies with us at the SS party this week. Pinned onto the party board!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Gloria! I always love being a part of SS link party. 🙂

  18. These look absolutely awesome!!!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Cathy!

  19. These look fantastic! I love when recipes are naturally gluten-free and contain lots of peanut butter!

    1. Tina says:

      Me too. 🙂

  20. Marcella says:

    Can you use anything else but white sugar?

    1. Tina says:

      I’ve only ever made this recipe with white sugar.

  21. Kirsten Williams says:

    These were delicious, thank you! I used Almond nut butter (creamy) and sub-ed the sugar with coconut crystals / sugar.

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know! I’m so glad that you made them your own and that you loved them. 🙂

  22. Ashley says:

    After starting a gluten free diet kast year I have had a lot of fails in the kitchen trying to make some of my favorite foods taste like.. well my favorite foods. I was so delighted when I gave your brownie recipe a try. It is by far the best recipe I have found so far for gluten free brownies! Thank you so much for sharing. Im sure I will soon be cooking up another batch!

    1. Tina says:

      Ashley, I’m so happy to hear that you love this recipe! I bake gluten free goodies for my neighbor and I too have a lot of fails in the kitchen. This recipe, along with my flourless peanut butter cookies are my 2 favorite gluten-free baked goods that I’ve made so far. I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know of your success. 🙂

  23. Bonnie Ramsey says:

    These are so fudgy and delicious! I would gladly take these to parties and never mention that they’re gluten free.

    1. Tina says:

      Experiment time! See if anyone can tell because I’d be surprised if they could. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  24. Robin says:

    These look amazing! I’m going to make this for my in-laws this weekend. Do you think it would still work to double the recipe and bake in a 9×13 pan? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tina says:

      The 9×13 pan is not double the recipe, unfortunately. If you use it then you may have to adjust the cooking time and temperature. I’ve not tried this recipe in that size pan so I don’t know what to suggest. If you end up trying it, let me know.

      1. Robin says:

        Thanks! I ended up playing it safe and did two separate batches in separate pans (one 9×9 and one 8×8). The 8×8 naturally took longer to cook since they were thicker, but it still worked great. They were a BIG hit! I’ll be making these again in the future.

        1. Tina says:

          Oh good! I’m so glad it worked out! 🙂 I apologize for the delay in my first response. I’m so happy to hear that they were a hit! This is absolutely my favorite gluten free dessert that I’ve ever made… or maybe a close tie with my flourless peanut butter cookies. 🙂 Those who have tasted these brownies are shocked to hear that these don’t have any flour in them!!

  25. Linda says:

    Just made these for my husband (and maybe one for me). We did not have chocolate chips so we used Reeses peanut butter eggs! Just threw them in the butter to melt. Turned out great! Perfect with vanilla ice cream 🙂 Thank you for this- these are ingredients we always have- unless someone eats the chips.

    1. Tina says:

      That’s an awesome trick… I totally have to remember that I can melt some other chocolate down! I’m so so happy that you enjoyed these. 🙂 Lol…I often eat the chocolate chips along the way and I don’t know why it’s such a mystery to me when I feel like I’ve run out so fast. 😉

  26. Vanessa says:

    Hi… How did you make the decorative lines on top?

    1. Tina says:

      Vanessa, I drizzled some of the melted chocolate in one direction. Then I turned the brownie and drizzled in another direction. 🙂

  27. Brenda Sue says:

    I am planning to make these for a bake sale but couod only find disposable pans that were 7 3/8 x7 3/8 will they be big enough? Please email me a response brendasue2003@gmail.com

    1. Tina says:

      Yes, that will work. As with any new recipe that I try, I check it a few minutes before the recipe calls for it to adjust for minor pan size differences and oven differences. Good luck!

  28. Jessica says:

    Any idea about how long these will last in the fridge?

    1. Tina says:

      Hmm, I’m not sure because they never last more than a few days.

  29. Shannon says:

    I don’t usually comment on recipes, but these brownies are delicious and had to let you know. They are fudgy, and decadent and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Tina says:

      Shannon, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know how much you like these brownies. I was super excited when I found this recipe. To this day, it’s still one of my absolute favorite flourless dessert recipes. 🙂

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