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Peanut Butter Brownies

March 21, 2022Teresa

Peanut Butter Brownies. Oh my, enough said. These luscious brownies have the most decadent peanut butter and cream cheese frosting ever! The brownies themselves start from a mix, but with peanut butter chips tossed in. The combination of the two is mouthwatering and spine-tingling! You’ll want seconds and thirds in a hurry. No kidding. 🙂

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We attend a weekly Thursday night Bible Study/Connection group. The hostess, Donna, usually makes some kind of cookies unless we do a meal. She’s made these scrumptious brownies a couple of times. Everyone always raves over them. Finally I asked her for the recipe. It’s actually pretty easy to whip up. They are rich and certainly NOT free of calories. But my, oh my, they are heavenly.

I made these for some old friends we used to go to church with over 40 years ago. We went to lunch with him and gave him a container of these brownies. I got the sweetest note back from his wife saying how much she appreciated my “love language” of cookies! I suppose that’s right. John and I have given cookies out to others we know for decades….Actually since our first Christmas together when we couldn’t afford to buy gifts for family or friends. We’ve always baked cookies (and brownies).

Peanut Butter Brownies are a fantastic treat for tailgating parties, potlucks, soccer or gymnastics practice or just because you love chocolate (and peanut butter!). But be warned: This easy brownie recipe is enticing and addictive. Because it’s so easy to throw together, you can make it frequently. Just make sure you give some of it away so the pounds don’t pile on. 🙂

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Peanut Butter Brownies are the best!

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The Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing is to die for, in my opinion.

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Go ahead. Slather on a little more icing over top. 🙂

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So the cook and her helper always get a sample. I couldn’t stay out of the icing. 🙁

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the brownie.

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Pour brownie mix into a mixing bowl. Add water, oil and egg (in amounts directed on box of brownie mix).

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Stir ingredients well to combine.

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Add peanut butter chips. Donna only used a cup, but I used a whole bag.

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Stir peanut butter chips into the brownie dough.

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Spread mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.

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Bake as directed for brownie mix on box. Allow brownies to cool completely before adding frosting.

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I used these ingredients for the frosting.

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Place softened cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.

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Beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is somewhat incorporated. The mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Now add half-and-half.

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Beat with an electric mixer until you get a nice spreading consistency. Don’t add too much half-and-half or the icing will be runny.

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Spread the icing over top of the brownies and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Yes, I could have eaten a stack of Peanut Butter Brownies.

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These lovely brownies are great to serve for company.

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Peanut Butter Brownies are also delightful to make around the holidays. Everyone will want more than one. 🙂

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Try a bite.

Here’s the recipe.

PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES

(Recipe adapted from Donna Rowell, Providence Church, Frisco, TX)

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Peanut Butter Brownies are awesome. These luscious brownies start with a fudge brownie mix, but peanut butter chips added to the batter amp up the flavors exponentially! The cream cheese, peanut butter frosting is to die for. These drool-worthy brownies are the perfect dessert for company dinners, potlucks, tailgating parties or holiday baking. If you enjoy peanut butter and chocolate dessert combinations, this is one of the best!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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BROWNIES:
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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BROWNIES:
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
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BROWNIES:
  1. Combine ingredients and bake as directed for brownie mix.
  2. Remove from oven and cool completely before adding Peanut Butter Frosting.
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  1. Combine ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Spread over top of cooled brownies.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My brownie mix required these additional ingredients: one large egg, ½ cup oil, 1/3 cup water.

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Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 37g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Listen! Bring a pan of these scrumptious brownies to your next potluck and watch everyone rave!

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If you enjoy chocolate and peanut butter desserts, this one will knock your socks off!

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It’s time to indulge.

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A little extra icing never hurts. 🙂

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2 Comments

  • Karina hole

    May 7, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Did You Use peanuts with Cover or without cover

    1. Teresa

      May 9, 2022 at 12:24 pm

      I always use unpeeled peanuts.

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