Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

    2 hours 55 min

    If you're a fan of peanut butter and brownies, you're in for a real treat! Chewy brownies are swirled with a peanut butter cream cheese.

    39 people made this

    Serves: 36 bars

    • 85g cream cheese, softened
    • 85g peanut butter
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 75g chopped peanuts
    • 560g dry chocolate brownie mix
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr55min 

    1. Heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease bottom of a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a small bowl, blend the cream cheese, peanut butter, caster sugar and 1 egg. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Stir in peanuts and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl combine the brownie mix, water, oil and 2 eggs. Beat for fifty strokes with a wooden spoon.
    4. Spread half of the batter into the prepared tin. Drop tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture over brownie batter. Spoon remaining batter over cream cheese mixture. Pull a knife through the batter in wide curves, turn tin and repeat for a marbled effect.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cool completely and cut into bars. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

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    These brownies were fabulous. I wasn't sure what kind of delicious brownie mix to buy (they all look good), so I choose one with the extra chocolate packet I added a bit more peanut butter, cream cheese, and a tad more oil and they turned out to be fabulous-not greasy as I was worried. Also, I added milk choc. chips and peanut butter chips (mixed bag)which added flavor and texture. My husband went crazy over them and I know the whole batch will be gone within 48 hours!  -  14 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I omitted the nuts as well. I added a bit more pb. These were good. Very rich. The only negative...I thought they came out a little greasier than the usual brownie but they were pretty good and a nice change of pace from the usual boxed brownie mix.  -  22 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I chose this recipe because I wanted something quick and easy made with ingredients on hand. These brownies don't slap you with peanut butter flavor, but it is definitely there and they aren't bad. I didn't use the chopped nuts because I didn't have any, but I thought the result wasn't affected by that. I was surprised that the brownies came out more cakelike than fudgy, despite the "fudgy" recipe ingredient levels, but then I thought abut it and the peeanut butter cream cheese filling adds an extra egg to the mixture, so that would logically mean a more cakelike result. I might try it again but add only one egg to the brownie mix and 1/2 cup of water to see if the results were moister. My husband didn't like the way it came out as written.  -  01 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)