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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo}

These Peanut Butter Cup Brownies are so fudgey, rich, and decadent thanks to a secret ingredient, and they are actually good for you- no guilt here! As always they are grain-free, gluten free and paleo (sub almond butter for peanut butter) and they only have 6 simple ingredients and NO FLOUR!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 brownies



  • ¾ cup of pureed butternut squash or apple sauce
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter or almond butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • optional: 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • for more cake-like brownies.


  • ½ cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • ½ cup chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand
  • 1 tablespoon full fat coconut milk or you can use coconut oil but it will be less creamy and more of a chocolate “shell” coating


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place pureed butternut squash in the bowl along with the peanut butter, coconut sugar, cocoa and baking soda, mix well.
  3. Grease a 8”x8” pan with coconut oil and spread the brownie batter evenly in the pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees F, or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Remove when done and chill in the fridge.
  6. Meanwhile melt the ½ cup of peanut butter with the coconut oil in a small saucepan; once melted and smooth, pour on top of the chilled brownie, and spread with spatula.
  7. Place it back into the fridge.
  8. Next melt the chocolate chips and coconut milk in a sauce pan until smooth and then pour on top of the chilled peanut butter layer and spread.
  9. Chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, then cut and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Brownies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.