THESE GOOEY, CHEWY, CHOCOLATEY PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES ARE INCREDIBLY EASY TO MAKE, AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.
When I want a quick dessert, I go the semi-homemade route. Especially when it comes to brownies. Absolutely perfect for parties, these peanut butter brownies are always a hit. However, they are even better when eaten all by yourself. With some ice cream. In secret. Just kidding (kind of, but not really). I love how easy these brownies are to make, I even get the boyfriend to make them from time to time. And boy does he love these brownies…well he loves all brownies. I mean, who doesn’t?
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Ghirardelli makes an excellent brownie mix that is ALMOST (but not quite) as good as my made from scratch version – and so much easier! Saving time on the actual brownie mix means I can spend more time thinking of new ways to dress up the brownies. And more time on the other dishes of the evening.
1 box Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare the brownie mix according to the instructions on the box.
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Combine the peanut butter chips with the brownie batter and stir to incorporate fully.
Place in a greased 8×8 baking dish. I always use metal, but glass is fine. Just adjust the cook time in accordance with the instructions on the box.
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Heat the peanut butter in a microwave until pour-able, about 20-30 seconds. Drizzle it on top of the brownie mixture and use a knife to swirl it in the mixture.
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, remove and let cool for 1-2 hours. If you’re too impatient to let them cool, they can be eaten right away, they will just be difficult to get out of the pan in one piece. But I understand. When you want a brownie, you want a brownie. Dig in!
To slice them cleanly, butter a knife and slowly cut into 16 individual brownies. And as always, brownies are best served warmed with some nice cold milk or ice cream. Enjoy!