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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."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

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 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 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 237 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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