If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you are going to love these chocolate peanut butter brownies. Thick, fudgy brownies, filled with chocolate and peanut butter chips, and finished off with a decadent and delicious swirl of peanut butter filling. I love these brownies because they not only taste amazing, but the are a cinch to make. Easy and delicious, such a winning combo!
With the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having, we are really soaking it all in and spending as much time as we can outside before the summer heat sets in. We are eating our meals outside a few nights a week and if we have friends or family over, we are enjoying their company outside in the backyard and on the patio. While I love eating outdoors, it’s one of those things I like to keep as simple as possible. These chocolate peanut butter brownies are a perfect dessert for outdoor dining, spring gatherings and cookouts.
These brownies start off with a Pillsbury Brownie Mix, which I stock up on at my local Walmart. Doctored brownies mixes are one of my go to quick and easy dessert options. On many occasions I realize I don’t have a dessert prepared when we are having company. Yes, that happens quite regularly to this baking blogger, go figure! My solution is to quickly mix up some brownies, add in some extras, and pop them in the oven, often after my guests have arrived. They taste amazing, and are ready in time for dessert. I’m a very casual entertainer, so I am more than happy to mix up some brownies, and mix up a moment, with my guests. I think that’s why I love simple recipes, it’s easy to chat with your guests while you are working on dessert. I’ve yet to find anyone who isn’t pretty excited to see a pan of brownies heading into the oven, and to smell them baking. Talk about anticipation!
For these brownies I used Pillsbury’s Chocolate Fudge 13×9 Family Size Brownie Mix. You can also use the Milk Chocolate version, it’s totally a matter of taste. I have a few tricks for making really out of this world brownies starting from a box mix. First, replace your water with cooled coffee. Second, bake the 13×9 size recipe in an 8×8 or 9×9 for a super thick brownies. Third, mix ins! I like to add chocolate chips to every batch I make, and for this recipe I also add peanut butter chips and a peanut butter filling swirl.
They come together in minutes. You follow the directions on the box, just swap out the water in the recipe for some coffee and switch to the smaller baking pan, which you will find directions for right on the box.
The peanut butter filling is SO good. Eat it straight from the spoon good. It reminds me of Buckeye Balls, as it uses similar ingredients. You really can’t go wrong with powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter!
The peanut butter mixture gets spooned onto your brownie batter prior to baking. You can put it on and swirl it in, or just pour it on top and work it around, either way will taste the same.
Then into the oven they go. Tick tock, tick tock, it’s hard to wait for these!
That’s all it takes to make these amazing chocolate peanut butter brownies! You can serve just like this, or if you are feeling extra indulgent, top with a scoop of ice cream.
Don’t be surprised if people start gathering around ready to grab one! This little lady wasn’t going anywhere until she secured her brownie! I think she was the first one to get a brownie on her plate and take it outside to enjoy it with her grandma. Nothing beats a delicious dessert enjoyed with family and friends, outside in some beautiful weather! These brownies are such a great way to mix up a moment with your loved ones.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix 13x9 Family Size
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1/4 cup coffee cooled
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Set oven to 350 degrees for metal or glass pan, or 325 degrees for dark coated pan. Spray an 8x8 inch or 9x9 inch pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Combine brownie mix, oil, coffee and eggs in large bowl, stir 50 strokes with a spoon. Fold in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Spread into prepared pan.
In a separate bowl combine melted butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined and smooth. Pour or spoon onto brownie batter in pan. If desired swirl with a knife of swirled effect.
For a 9x9 pan, bake for 30-35 minutes or for an 8x8 pan, 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool prior to serving. Store loosely covered.
Recipe NotesRecipe adapted from Pillsbury.
I hope you mix up a moment and enjoy this easy and delicious chocolate peanut butter brownies recipe with your friends and family at one of your springtime gatherings!
Don’t forget to grab some Pillsbury Brownie Mixes and Frostings the next time you are at Walmart. If you love this recipe, you’ll want to check out my post for the best box brownies ever! Make sure to grab a coupon and save on your Pillsbury products! You can find even more delicious ways to Mix Up A Moment with your family here! #MixUpAMoment
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.