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Peanut Butter Brownie Mix

I discovered this recipe in our local newspaper, and when I gave it a try, my family loved it. While you can pack the dry ingredients into any kind of quart-sized container, a glass jar lets the pretty layers show. Cover an ordinary canning-jar lid with special fabric to customize the gift for an occasion or the season. —Lynn Dowdall, Perth, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 brownies


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a 1-qt. glass container, layer the first 9 ingredients in order listed, packing well between each layer. Cover tightly. Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
  • To prepare brownies: Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine eggs, butter, vanilla and brownie mix. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake until set, 25-30 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 270 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Dawn
    Mar 2, 2020

    I used this mix right away and used 1 package (11-oz.) mixed peanut butter chips/milk chocolate chips. I omitted nuts. I did not assemble in jar, but sifted flour with salt and baking powder; placed in a bowl with sugars, baking chips, cocoa. Added the melted butter, eggs and extract. I baked 25 to 30 minutes. This is definitely a 5* recipe!

  • debpenns
    Nov 24, 2019

    i love these brownies, i'm making the mix in jars for gifts debpVFE

  • sandydent
    Feb 25, 2017

    I love this recipe but only gave it four starts since I feel the cooking time is off. Baked it for 30 minutes and it was still pretty raw in the middle. Added another 10 minutes, tested with a toothpick and they came out perfect. Very rich and the peanut butter flavour comes through great. This will make a great gift.

  • juneypoo
    Dec 2, 2015

    I made this and it went like crazy fast. Nothing went to waste. But, I was wondering if this would be easy to ship? My son is in the Army and can't make it home this year. Thank-you. Ok, I shipped it out to my son and he said that he made it and they came out great. I also made 6 more of these and passed them out as gifts to friends. I put red ribbon around the top and printed the recipe on Christmas printing paper, and then wrapped the paper like a scroll with ribbon.

  • rhodawamboldt
    Sep 1, 2015

    My church did these to raise funds for our outreach program, we sold out! If doing this don't forget the cost of the jar.

  • Cinnamon Sean
    Feb 18, 2009

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