This has to be one of the easiest recipes we’ve ever posted. But I felt compelled to post it because when I made these brownies the other day, everyone raved about them. We were heading down to the beach to meet some friends and I was cooking up a picnic dinner. I had a craving for brownies and I noticed the peanut butter chips in the pantry and I knew I had to mix the two. Because I was anxious to get to the beach, I cheated and used a box brownie mix. But if I had more time I would have used this delicious, homemade brownie recipe (just take out the Andes mints for a great basic brownie recipe). Instead I grabbed a box mix and then went to town doctoring them up!
Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips
1 box of brownie mix or homemade recipe
Ingredients as listed on box or recipe
1 cup peanut butter chips, divided
1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
I used Duncan Hines dark chocolate brownie mix and just followed the recipe for chewy brownies. I then added 1/2 cup peanut butter chips to the batter and spread into the pan. I followed the cooking instructions and when there was about three minutes left on the timer, I sprinkled the other 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips and 1/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips over the top. I cooked it for the last three minutes and then removed the brownies and let them cool. When you’re cutting the brownies, the chips on top get quite messy if you don’t let them cool completely.
For some reason the brownies turned out pretty flat, but they were delicious and chewy and the perfect dessert for a beach picnic.