easy peanut butter brownies

Easy Peanut Butter Brownies

Get ready to sink your teeth, into these delicious peanut butter brownies. Peanut butter is mixed into the batter and in the frosting. With help from a box mix and your favorite canned frosting. M&M’s are optional! 

** No oil or butter is used.

If your looking for a “skinny” brownie, just leave off the frosting. 

Easy Peanut Butter Brownies

easy peanut butter brownies

If your a chocolate + peanut butter + M&M fan… These will disappear fast!

easy peanut butter brownies

Easy Peanut Butter Brownies.

So, the boxed brownie mixes were on sale. I grabbed a couple boxes just to have on hand. Along with a can of frosting. 

Pumpkin puree and creamy peanut butter, take the place of oil. You can’t taste the pumpkin puree. The brownies themselves, would be considered “skinny.” But…don’t they look so much more fun with frosting? I added peanut butter to the frosting, and heated it up in the microwave. Which can be poured over the cooled brownies. 

They look so fancy! 

easy peanut butter brownies

We couldn’t wait to dig into these bad boys!  Here’s a picture of my son and I, on Instagram. We were taste testing these easy peanut butter brownies. 

easy peanut butter brownies

Easy Peanut Butter Brownies – Makes a 9 x 9 inch pan.

  • 1 (18.3 oz.) box of brownie mix 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter


Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with foil. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brownie mix, eggs, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until all ingredients have formed a batter. Pour into the lined pan. Bake in the preheated oven, for 28 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted the middle comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool.

Step Two: Combine the can of chocolate frosting with 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter. Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Stir to combine. Pour over the cooled brownies. Spread evenly over the brownies. Enjoy!

By: Vanessa

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easy peanut butter brownies

peanut butter brownies





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6 comments on “Easy Peanut Butter Brownies

  1. Celli

    These look soooo goooddddd!!!!!! Can’t wait to make them!

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