Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Rich, decadent dark chocolate peanut butter brownies – a delicious gluten-free treat worthy of Bradley Cooper’s praise.

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7 Signs You’re Eating too Much Chocolate:

  1. Enough Said. 
  2. You wake up wondering why your belly is aching and upon finding chocolate wrapper evidence still sitting on your counter, you’re all: “it must be the cauliflower I ate last night.”
  3. You notice melted chocolate on your chest. It got there because you were eating chocolate…off of your chest.
  4. Your trail mix is chocolate-less. Because you ate all the chocolate out of it. And now you’re left with nuts and raisins. Boring!
  5. You refer to chocolate by its percentage of cacao. “Would you like some 86%?” “I’m not a huge fan of the 60, but the 72 is divine, try it!” “I haven’t had anything less than 50 since I was a tween” < – - – you should definitely use this one in the proper context.
  6. You google the words, “side effects of eating too much chocolate,” expecting to get a less-than-obvious answer.
  7. There is something in your life known as a Chocolate Budget. It refers to the amount of money you’re allowed to spend on chocolate each month.

Do you remember when I told you the 7 signs you are eating too much peanut butter?  After that episode, I took a 2-month-long peanut butter hiatus. Which I broke with these brownies. I broke it hard.

The phrase, “Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies,” is hypnotic to me. In a way that makes me lose my words. I always have words. But not here and now. Not when chocolate, peanut butter, and brownie are in the room. That’s like sitting Bradley Cooper in a chair next to me. Why would you do that? Why, Bradley, why??

This recipe is actually not new to you at all! I made it two years ago and felt an urge with the power of a freight train to re-make it when Kare at Oh My Veggies included it with her 15 Healthy Desserts for Valentine’s Day last week. Were the brownies as awesome as I remembered them? I had to know. So I made them on my lunch break, no joke. And awesome they were.

So in honor Valentine’s Day approaching coupled with the fact that in all reality, you can never eat too much peanut butter, chocolate, or brownie, you should make these. We’ll call them Bradley Cooper Brownies. Done!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (gluten free)

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Bradley Cooper Brownies for days

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (gluten free)

* For this to truly be gluten free, use oat flour that came from gluten-free rolled oats - or grind your own flour from gf oats


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup raw cacao powder, or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup organic unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli 60%)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil a 9 x 13" baking pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, gently heat coconut oil, coconut milk, agave, vanilla extract, peanut butter and cocoa powder on a medium-low heat setting. The mixture will be very thick, so it will take a bit of muscle to mix it all together. Don’t allow the mixture to get very hot because you’ll be adding eggs to it. Remove the saucepan from the burner as soon as the ingredients are combined. Add the eggs, and whisk together until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the oat flour, chocolate chips, baking powder and salt and stir together. Pour in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture and mix until completely smooth.
  4. Pour the Bradley Cooper Brownie batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until brownies test clean.


  1. My question is, is there really such a thing as “too much” chocolate or “too much” peanut butter? I just can’t justify such a concept to myself.

    In love with these. By the way.

  2. The chocolate-less trail mix? I can relate … my fella doesn’t even know trail mix *has* chocolate. ;) I think to make it up to him I should bake these brownies! They look awesome.

  3. You made me laugh out loud at the ‘enjoy things over 50′ comment! I think if you’re experiencing any side effects from chocolate, it’s actually just your body singing because it’s so happy with all the antioxidants in chocolate. No? Eat some more and see if it changes ;)

  4. Ha! I noticed melted chocolate on my chest just yesterday. “hey, how did that get there?!” I wasn’t eating it off my chest, I’m just messy.
    I love how intense and rich this sounds.

  5. common now – there is nothing like ‘too much chocolate’..I do suffer from ‘too little c hocoalte’ like every day :P love these, and oat flour – pinning it.

  6. You’re killing me with this combo! I just made brownies and decided to swear them off for a bit because they are DANGEROUS…but um. I may have to break that little promise to myself and make these pronto.

  7. Ah yes, melted chocolate on the chest. And the cheek. And chin. You can never have enough chocolate.

    These brownies look all kind of amazing!! Better than Bradley Cooper, in my opinion.

  8. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate, as long as it’s dark. OMG–are these brownies real life? I need them in my mouth immediately. Major drool ensuing!!

  9. I can use your 7 signs to eating to much chocolate but apply it to peanut butter. These look fantastic my dear!

  10. Get out of town…there is no such thing as eating too much chocolate. I refuse to believe it! And apparently we both got the chocolate-pb-gluten free dessert memo this morning :) Seriously loving these brownies!!

  11. I tried going one day without chocolate and failed completely.
    Now these brownies look to die for! I can’t believe I have never thought to put peanut butter in brownies!

  12. Haha. Chocolate budget. I can relate! We spent so much money on chocolate when we were in Paris. I don’t even want to tell you the number! These brownies look so good, my friend! Will be making a batch soon!

  13. These brownies are like my spirit animal. I really don’t think I could live without dark chocolate and peanut butter. And brownies.

  14. I’m assuming these are packed in said beach picnic right?! Oh who are we kidding, we’d eat them in the car!

  15. Haha, I am guilty of all of those! :) Great post!

  16. Haha, you crack me up! Anything with “chocolate”, “peanut butter” and “Bradley Cooper” in it – I’m there ;)

  17. Too much chocolate?? NEVER.

    Now, can I please have all the chocolate peanut butter brownies. They are torturing me. I mean, they look so dang good!

  18. I’m so glad you’re back on the peanut butter bandwagon. Sign me up for it too because WOW!

  19. Lol. I think it is very hard to eat to much chocolate.

  20. I eat chocolate every day. Love this recipe with peanut butter another one of my favs!

  21. These make my heart VERY happy! Chocolate and peanut butter 4 ever!

  22. Dark chocolate. Peanut butter. Dark chocolate and peanut butter together forever. Yes, please and thank you. If you could bring these over on Friday, I’ll give you a piece of pie, k?

  23. You are killing me with these brownies! So dense and fudgey and peanut buttery! Also, my stomach is killing me from the chocolate I ate before dinner… oops. Love the looks of these, and fortunately/unfortunately I think I have all the ingredients within 10 feet of me right now. Noooooooo.

  24. Being a total chocoholic I can relate pretty well, lol. These little beauties look amazing…they would satisfy my chocolate craving perfectly!

  25. 8. You have bits of melted chocolate, all over your clothes, all the time.
    Hi, my name is Francesca, and I’m a chocoholic. :)

  26. Dark chocolate and peanut butter = HEAVEN! Love all the gluten-free ideas too!

  27. Hello,
    These look good. I was wondering what would be a good subsitute for the agave? Maybe honey or maple syrup?

  28. Oh wow these were DELICIOUS! And my picky hubby loved them too! I used canned coconut milk… Do you know if you can use the one in the carton or is canned the way to go? Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe!


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