Peanut Butter Brownies

"i found this on the back of a pillsbury brownie box. it is easy to make and tastes great."
 
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photo by Ms B.
photo by Elaine S. photo by Elaine S.
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Ready In:
53mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
20
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat oven 350.
  • combine brownie mix, oil, water and eggs in large bowl; stir 50 strokes with spoon. set aside.
  • in small bowl, combine peanut butter and margarine; beat until smooth. add sugar and flour;mix well. add 2 eggs, blend well.
  • spread 1/2 of brownie mix into greased 9x13 pan. carefully spread peanut butter mixture evenly over chocolate mixture. spread remaining chocolate mixture over the peanut butter mixture.
  • bake for 30-33 minutes. cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. store loosely covered.

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Reviews

  1. Ms B.
    Hubby and I decided to have a treat last night while watching movies. He is a Reese's fan, and you would think that he would have had his fill with all of the peanut butter eggs he recently ate for Easter. Nope; LOL. I am not an experienced baker and had trouble getting the layers to spread evenly. In fact, at one point, Hubby found me swearing at the pan. He thinks that my frustrations were worth it, though. The peanut butter layer makes the brownies lighter, and more cake-like. While I like a dense, chewy, and chocolatey brownie, he was very happy with the results. I did use my mixer to blend the peanut butter layer, as I had trouble getting the butter to incorporate by hand. My tip for spreading the batter layers is to drop it by spoonfuls across the top and then blur together. Big blobs just make it difficult to spread wet ingredients on top of wet ingredients.
     
  2. soonermama
    Made these tonight = yummy! As far as the pb mixture, I also added it with spoonfuls and then swirled the globs together - worked like a charm.Thanks for sharing a great recipe that I know I will turn to again and again, busy mom!
     
  3. Chef Schellies
    These were good. I found that if you try to spread the peanut butter mixture around, it doesn't work very well. Instead, if you just drop it by small spoonfuls, there is enough of it to cover the bottom layer. Thanks for the recipe!
     
  4. eBeth
    Very easy, very yummy. The PB layer is similar consistency to the brownie layer - cake like, moist.
     
  5. Aunt Paula
    Woohoo! I was looking for a peanut butter brownie recipe that used a brownie mix and this one was perfect! I wanted something quick and this was. I dropped the peanut butter in globs and spread as another chef suggested and didn't have any problems spreading it. The end results were a delicious brownie that was chewy and cake like from the peanut butter and together made an excellent taste. My boys simply inhaled these, and have requested them again. Thanks for posting, this was great!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Elaine S.
    I added chocolate chips to the top when it was just out of the oven and spread them
     

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