Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Double-Double Brownies

I don't know anyone who does not like  love peanut butter and chocolate.  It is heavenly and sinful at the same time.  You could put anything with those two ingredients in front of me and I would lick the plate clean.  One of my best friends from childhood just moved to my area so I made a batch of these for her and took them over last night.  When I went by today, there was ONE left! ONE! Thats how good they are.

It may seem a bit amateur to use a brownie mix, but trust me, this one is better than homemade.  It is fudgy and rich... just the way I like them. 

You could say brownies are "my thing".  I would choose them over anything else.  And, I've made a lot of brownies.  This one wins my vote, hands down.  Especially with the addition of extra chocolate chips! And, its a heck of a lot easier than measuring all the ingredients.


These are "Double-Double" Brownies because they have double the peanut butter and double the chocolate.  It takes the brownies to the next level. Its a pretty easy recipe too. You simply make the chocolate batter and add peanut butter chips, make the peanut butter batter and add chocolate chips and layer and dollop them together, then swirl. It's easy, I promise! Try these today!



Double-Double Brownies
Adapted from Fake Ginger and Ezra Pound Cake

Makes 16 brownies


1 box brownie mix, prepared according to directions
3/4 cup peanut butter chips

PB Filling:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2  cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate will do

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.

Prepare brownie batter according to direction on package, or make your favorite brownie batter from scratch.  Add peanut butter chips and stir to combine.

Prepare peanut butter filing by stirring together melted butter, confectioners sugar, peanut butter, salt and vanilla.  Once combined, stir in chocolate chips.

Pour half of the brownie batter into prepared pan.   Dollop half of the peanut butter filling by the tablespoon over the batter.  Pour the remaining half of the brownie batter over top and spread to fill pan.  Dollap remaining half of the peanut butter filling over top. Swirl peanut butter batter into filling with a butter knife going lengthwise and crosswise.  

Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then lift out and place on wire rack to cool completely.  Once cool, cut into 16 squares.


  1. Box brownies are my all time favorite. I think they taste better than any home made one. Looks soooo good especially with the peanut butter!
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  2. Wow! Easy way to take even the cheapest boxed brownies and make them totally delicious! Thanks so much!!

  3. Erin, These look insanely good...definitely on my list to try! Thanks for sharing!