Easy pressure cooker brownies that are filled with peanut butter or caramel, both are amazing! The best dessert I’ve ever made in my Instant Pot!!
Yes I am at it again with my Instant Pot creating delicious recipes like this amazing caramel or peanut butter filled pressure cooker brownies! I know, just the sound of it is amazing and when you take a bite you will be in heaven!! You can make it plain (still good) or filled with caramel or peanut butter (go the extra mile will you, it’s amazing). If you’ve never tried a pressure cooker dessert it’s quite easy and I’ll walk you thru the whole process and what you will need. A great way to “bake” during the summertime when the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven! Brownies are my favorite dessert I think and I thought of making this after my peanut butter brownie in a mug recipe went crazy across social media. This is now one of our very favorite dessert Instant Pot recipes! (affiliate links present)
I know!! A big well full of peanut butter than just oozes out when you take a bit out of the outside. I have made this two ways, with caramel and chocolate in the middle using Rolo candies, and with a few tbsp. of peanut butter in the middle…not sure which one is more heavenly. It is the perfect size for the 5 of us for dessert. It is so decadent and rich that you really only need a small piece. . Based on the same idea I modified it to work well for the pressure cooker, and the 6″ springform pan that fits inside my Instant Pot nicely. You’ll need these perfectly fitting pcs. of parchment paper too, makes it slide right out. 😉 Here’s the recipe.
Pressure Cooker Brownies
Easy Instant Pot pressure cooker brownies that are filled with peanut butter or caramel, both are amazing! The best dessert I've made in my Instant Pot yet!!
- 5 tbsp butter, softened or melted
- 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 c sugar
- 3/4 c flour
- 1/4 tbsp vanilla
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp diced walnuts optional
- 1 1/2 c water for inside of IP
- 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter optional
Add dry ingredients in 1 bowl and wet in another, stir each.
Add all ingredients together into 1 bowl (minus the optional ingredients). If you are adding nuts fold into brownie mixture.
Spray non stick spray on inside walls on springform pan.
Lay precut parchment paper liner into pan and put tbsp of peanut butter in the middle, or caramel pcs in the middle.
Pour brownie batter on top and spread so it is the same thickness across the pan.
Put aluminum foil over the top.
Put a small glass bowl at bottom of your Instant Pot , or trivet, and pour 1 1/2 c. of water around it.
Put filled springform pan on top of cup or trivet and put IP lid on.
Set to manual, pressure, 45 minutes time on low or 35 min on high for a 6" pan ( 27-30 on high for 7" 8" springform pan).
Do a slow release (meaning move steam valve just a bit open so the steam comes out really slowly).
Allow to cool, then put a plate on top and flip over, then remove parchment paper and serve.
I will say the peanut butter version (if you like pb) is Aaaahhhhhhmazing!! 45 minutes on low or 35 min on high in a 6″ springform pan is just right for us but if you like it more gooey you can try a few minutes less etc… The first time is always a trial to see how you like it perfectly, then the next time you will know exactly how many minutes (just make a notation when you print out my recipe here for yourself).
If you love these peanut butter filled pressure cooker brownies you should try our Instant Pot rice pudding too!
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