Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

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Gooey, decadent Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies are loved by kids and adults alike. You’ll love the sweet balance of strawberry pie filling with peanut butter and chocolate.

Who says PB&J is just for kids? You’ll love these Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies at any age!

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Why These Brownies are Best

If you love Peanut Butter Brownies, it’s time to try this PB&J version!

I have so many delicious brownie recipes on the blog, it would be impossible to choose a favorite. Most of those recipes start with a thick, fudgy brownie base made from scratch.

For these Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies I wanted to make things as easy as possible. After all, isn’t the whole point of PB&J that it’s an easy sandwich?

  • This recipe starts with a box of fudge brownie mix!
  • Sweetened peanut butter is swirled into the batter.
  • Strawberry pie filling gets baked on top.
  • Every bite has a perfect balance of sweet, fruity and salty flavors.
  • They’ll make you feel like a kid again!

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy peanut butter jelly brownies.

  • Fudge Brownie Mix – You’ll need the mix, plus the water, oil and eggs for making the brownies.
  • Creamy peanut butter – Shelf stable peanut butter works best, not the natural kind you have to stir.
  • Strawberry pie filling – I use Lucky Leaf brand.
  • Powdered sugar – For sweetening the peanut butter batter.

Tips and Tricks

  • Start by preparing the brownie batter according to the directions on your box for a 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • Soften the peanut butter by microwaving it for 30 seconds. This makes it easier to combine with the egg and powdered sugar.
  • Drop the peanut butter mixture over the brownie batter before adding the strawberry filling.
  • Twirl the peanut butter, brownie and strawberry layers together with a butter knife in equal sections before baking.
  • Chill the baked, cooled brownies in the refrigerator before serving. They taste AMAZING cold!

Recipe FAQs

How do I store these brownies?

Store these brownies in a food safe airtight container in the refrigerator. They taste best enjoyed within 5 days, but in my house they never last that long!

Can I use all natural peanut butter instead?

I don’t recommend natural peanut butter for today’s brownie recipe. The oils separate as the brownies bake which makes them greasy and crumbly.
This is the time to use a good old jar of JIF or Skippy, just like when you were a kid.

Can I make this recipe with different kinds of pie filling?

You sure can! Grape pie filling would taste great in PB&J brownies, too. Raspberry and blueberry pie filling are two more options to try!

Can I make the brownie batter from scratch instead? What recipe would I use?

If you want to make these without a mix, you could use my favorite brownie recipe as the base instead.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

5 from 2 votes
By: Aimee
Gooey, decadent Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies are loved by kids and adults! You’ll love the sweet balance of strawberry pie filling with the peanut butter and chocolate brownies!!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 24 bars


  • 1 box fudge brownie mix for 13×9 pan
  • 3 large eggs divided
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 can Strawberry pie filling 21 ounce
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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9 X 13 pan with foil, then spay with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, 2 eggs, oil and water; spread into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, soften peanut butter in microwave for 30 seconds. Add in sugar and 1 egg; combine well. Drop by spoonfuls over brownie batter.
  • Spread fruit filling over peanut butter batter. With a butter knife, twirl the layers in equal sections, repeating the process throughout the pan; you should be able to see all three layers as you twirl with the knife.
  • Bake for 30-33 minutes; cool completely and refrigerate. Cut into squares and enjoy.


  • STORAGE- for best results, store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  • FREEZE: Use our guide on how to freeze cookies for best practices.
  • We recommend shelf stable peanut butter (instead of natural versions) for today's baking.


Calories: 189kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 103mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g
Course: Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
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Posted on January 28, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. had to comment since I’ve never seen this combination before, thank you for sharing it! Don’t make a lot of sweets but this one will do, had never heard of using strawberry pie filling, seems like an even better fit for baking, so thank you again!

  2. Ah, pb&j take me back to the lunchbox days. Such a simple and delicious sandwich. Never reimagined them into brownies though. I’ll have to give these a try.

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