Monday, June 15, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownies

Looking for a quick way to dress up brownies made from a box mix using ingredients you probably already have on hand? If you're like me, you almost always have a stash of peanut butter in the pantry and leftover frosting in the fridge. How 'bout some peanut butter brownies? Bake up brownies as usual in a 9x13" pan--chewy or cakey, either will work. Use your favorite mix or make some from scratch. While brownies are cooling, mix together:
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used creamy, but chunky would be good too)
  • 1/2 cup frosting (canned, homemade, vanilla, cream cheese--use whatever you've got!)

Spread the peanut butter mixture onto warm (but not hot) brownies. Cool completely. You can stop there and have perfectly acceptable peanut butter brownies, or you can mix up some chocolate glaze for the top. Melt together:

  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 oz. unsalted butter

Spread glaze on peanut butter layer. If the mood strikes you, top with some festive sprinkles before the glaze sets. Or better yet, top with peanut butter chips. Why didn't I think of that? Oh yeah. Didn't have any. Cut into smallish squares, as these can tend towards the rich side!


  1. how about I quit school and come live with you and be your full time taste tester =)

  2. That would be...awesome! However I think your folks might have a problem with that. Can't imagine why though :P