Play dress up with your favorite brownie mix. Add peanut butter morsels, peanut butter frosting, and chocolate covered pretzels on top! But shh don’t tell anyone it’s from a box – no one has to know.
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Since today is Saturday, it also means it is PB+Choc Saturday in honor of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the delicious peanut butter and chocolate Buckeye candies, so my kick-off recipe follows as such with peanut butter and chocolately goodness in the form of a brownie so good looking you won’t believe how easy it is to make. All you need is a box of brownie mix (and the ingredients indicated on the box), peanut butter morsels, peanut butter, and chocolate covered pretzels.
Yep those 4 things make these gorgeous brownies and they definitely will be a hit at any tailgate regardless of team allegiances (which is why I refrained from calling them Buckeye Brownies, although it helped that I already had a recipe for Buckeye Brownies). The peanut butter morsels are mixed into the brownie batter for some added fun, then once baked and cooled, peanut butter straight out of the jar is spread on top and garnished with chopped chocolate covered pretzels. That’s how you dress up boxed brownie mix!
And here’s what the team brought to the table…
Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies by The Spiffy Cookie
One year ago: Cinnamon Roll Breadsticks
Two years ago: Chicken, Broccoli and White Cheddar Pita Pizzas
Three years ago: Falafel Pizza
PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL BROWNIES
Makes 16 brownies
1 box favorite 8×8-inch brownie mix, plus ingredients on box
1 cup Nestle Toll House Delightfulls milk chocolate morsels with peanut butter filling (or peanut butter cups/chips)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup chopped chocolate covered pretzels (or regular pretzels)
- Preheat oven to temperature directed on the brownie mix box. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with overhanging parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick spray.
- Prepare brownie batter as directed on the box. Fold in the chocolate chips and spread evenly in the prepared baking pan. Bake according to package directions, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs.
- Allow brownies to cool completely on wire racks. Once cooked, lift out of pan using the parchment paper and cut into 16 squares. Frost with peanut butter and top with chopped pretzels. Best served immediately, or wait to top with pretzels until right before serving.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original