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Peanut Butter Brownies

 Peanut Butter Brownies
"I came up with these fudgy peanut butter brownies when I ran out of ingredients I needed for my usual recipe," relates Marcella Cremer of Decatur, Illinois. "They take less than 10 minutes to mix up."
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or peanuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine cookie mix and cocoa. Beat in chocolate
  • syrup, butter and egg until combined. Stir in nuts.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine frosting ingredients until
  • smooth. Spread over brownies. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix.

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Nutritional Facts:> 1 brownie equals 237 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.