Monday, July 20, 2009

Easy Peanut Butter Brownies

Sometimes, you just have to have chocolate. I had one of those days last week. I made a dish with some spice in it for dinner, and I wasn't in the mood to exert a lot of effort in order to get chocolate. I just wanted to eat it. And soon. Fortunately, I had one box of brownie mix tucked away in the cupboard and I did not have to wait long for gratification. Does this even count as a recipe? I doubt it, but it was just what I was craving.

Cheater Peanut Butter Brownies

Brownie mix, prepared as directed
Peanut butter

Prepare brownie mix and spread into pan. Glop peanut butter all over the brownie mix. Take a knife to swirl throughout. You'll end up with lovely pockets of thick peanut butter throughout. Bake as directed on the package and devour half the pan.


If you are slightly more patient, you could warm the peanut butter slightly, spoon or pipe it into neat rows, and make a more uniform/beautiful marble pattern. I've heard you "eat with your eyes first," but my tummy wanted chocolate immediately.

PB & J Brownies: Same as above, but glob and swirl your jam/jelly of choice as well.

What's your favorite go-to in a chocolate crisis?


Laura said...

These look great! PB + chocolate = Heaven.

My easy go to chocolate recipe would have to be my mom's pudding pie. One big box of Cook n' Serve pudding in a graham cracker shell. Pretty damn good.

NikiTheo said...

OMG, I'm so making PB & J brownies tonight!!!

kar said...

Laura: Pudding pie sounds amazing. My easiest chocolate fix is the occasional snack pack, but that sounds much better!

NikiTheo: Let me know how they turn out! I made raspberry jam brownies for my mom and she loved them (she doesn't care for peanut butter)!

Marta said...

Oh what a delicious idea!
PB & Chocolate is the most heavenly and comforting combo :)

Jennifer said...

Oh those look SOOO good!! I love PB and chocolate!!

kar said...

Marta and Jennifer: I'm with both of you on that! I have to avoid buying Reeses and PB M&Ms, because they disappear too quickly.

DrippingwithDesserts said...

Of course it counts as a recipe! I'm a self-professed chocoholic :)

SoLeeSoL said...

I was looking for a quick recipe such as this...Thanks so much! Im going to try making them tonight :)

kandisnz said...

I like the fact that I must eat half the pan. Perfect:)