Peanut Butter Brownies with Brownie Mix

These peanut butter brownies are the ultimate treat. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make peanut butter brownies from a boxed mix!

peanut butter brownies from brownie mix

Have you ever wondered “What can I add to a box of brownie mix?” Obviously, chocolate chips are an easy one, but what about making things a little fancier? I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter so I started thinking about a peanut butter brownie. I decided to create a peanut butter swirl brownie using a box of brownie mix. It was so easy and so delicious!

The Best Brownie Mix for Peanut Butter Brownies

I recommend using Betty Crocker’s brownie mix but any 18.3oz box of mix should work just fine. If you have a smaller box of mix, such as a mix for an 8×8 pan, prepare it according to the package, add 1/3 cup of chocolate chips, and swirl in 1/3 cup of peanut butter on top.

How to Make Peanut Butter Brownies with a Boxed Mix

Tips for Perfect Brownies

  • Be sure to spray your baking pan with non-stick spray, so that the brownies can come out of the pan easily.
  • Do not overbake the brownies. I recommend using an oven thermometer to ensure your oven doesn’t get too hot during the baking process.
  • Microwaving the peanut butter helps it spread more easily, especially if you’re using a thicker peanut butter.

Variations and Substitutions

I used dark chocolate chips but you could substitute white chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips if you prefer. You could even use peanut butter chips if you wanted an extra kick of peanut butter. I liked using creamy peanut butter but crunchy peanut butter works too. You could even use almond butter, for a different twist.

peanut butter brownie

More Dessert Ideas

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try these Red Velvet Cake Cookies or these Carrot Cake Cookies! They’re made with boxed cake mix so they’re super quick and easy!

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peanut butter brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies with Brownie Mix


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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 18 1x

Description

These peanut butter brownies are the ultimate treat. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make peanut butter brownies from a boxed mix!


Ingredients

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  • 18.3oz box brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, water, oil, eggs, and chocolate chips until combined.
  4. Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds, until slightly melted.
  5. Drizzle the peanut butter over the unbaked brownies and use a knife to swirl it into the top of the batter.
  6. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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