August is always the month we celebrate my husband’s birthday, and eat more peanut butter and chocolate than we do in the entire year. We have had a lot of fun playing around with different recipes and finding new ways to meld these two delightful flavors together. These brownies were no exception. They were heavenly! I am not one who usually uses boxed brownies, but for this recipe it helps it come together really quickly.
- 2 boxed brownie mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2-3 Tbs. powdered sugar
- 1-2 cups peanut butter chocolate chips (or mini peanut butter cups)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, pour the brownie mix into the bowl. Add the water, canola oil and eggs to the brownie batter and mix until combined. Spray a 9x13 pan with non stick cooking spray. Pour the brownie batter into the bottom of the pan and spread until level. In the emptied out bowl, add the peanut butter and powdered sugar. Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds until soft. Whisk together the peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Place six blobs of the peanut butter on top of the brownies. With a knife, swirl the peanut butter around the top of the brownie batter. Bake the brownies for 28-33 minutes, or until the center is set. Don't over bake or the brownies will dry out.