Michelle's Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies
These brownies are mouth-wateringly rich and combine two of the most delicious flavors in the world - chocolate and peanut butter!
These brownies are mouth-wateringly rich and combine two of the most delicious flavors in the world - chocolate and peanut butter!
I'll give this 5 stars only after the modifications I made. Without them, I would say it's a 4 star...barely. First of all, save yourself time and don't put aside a cup of the chocolate batter. My brownies were prettier and had more of a marbled look after I spread the pb than it did after adding the cup of chocolate. The chocolate pretty much covered the pb completely. Also, these needed frosting in my opinion. I used the following recipe for frosting, and this made this a 5 star recipe! I got this from Blondies on this website: 1/4 cup butter softened 1/2 cup peanut butter 1.5 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk To make the frosting, mix the remaining 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup peanut butter together in a medium bowl. Mix in the confectioners sugar until smooth, then gradually stir in milk until a spreadable consistency is reached. Serve frosted brownies warm with ice cream. NOW you're talking 5-star!!:-) I made these a 2nd time without frosting and they tasted better this time. I didn't put the cup of chocolate on top, and they turned out pretty...I put a couple of spoonfuls of chocolate batter on top, not the whole cup.Read More
These were WAY too greasy, and 1 c. of melted margarine was too much. The brownies were literally oozing with grease. I plan to try them again with less margarine. The brownies would've been rated tops, if not for the problem with the amount of margarine. :o)Read More
I'll give this 5 stars only after the modifications I made. Without them, I would say it's a 4 star...barely. First of all, save yourself time and don't put aside a cup of the chocolate batter. My brownies were prettier and had more of a marbled look after I spread the pb than it did after adding the cup of chocolate. The chocolate pretty much covered the pb completely. Also, these needed frosting in my opinion. I used the following recipe for frosting, and this made this a 5 star recipe! I got this from Blondies on this website: 1/4 cup butter softened 1/2 cup peanut butter 1.5 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk To make the frosting, mix the remaining 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup peanut butter together in a medium bowl. Mix in the confectioners sugar until smooth, then gradually stir in milk until a spreadable consistency is reached. Serve frosted brownies warm with ice cream. NOW you're talking 5-star!!:-) I made these a 2nd time without frosting and they tasted better this time. I didn't put the cup of chocolate on top, and they turned out pretty...I put a couple of spoonfuls of chocolate batter on top, not the whole cup.
I just used a box of brownie mix and swirled the PB on top. They came out fudgy and delicious. if you love peanut buttery goodness, this recipes is for you!
These were WAY too greasy, and 1 c. of melted margarine was too much. The brownies were literally oozing with grease. I plan to try them again with less margarine. The brownies would've been rated tops, if not for the problem with the amount of margarine. :o)
These are delicious. Took about an hour in the oven to set, though. Also, I had trouble with the "swirling" - I couldn't get the layers to swirl together because I didn't drop chocolate onto the top so it wasn't quite as pretty as I'd hoped. That said, the two layers taste great together. I used 8 oz. cream cheese (instead of 6) and had no problems. These brownies taste like 80% chocolate and 20% peanut butter cheesecake, in case you're curious about the taste. I will definitely make again!
REALLY good brownies. I used 1 cup of peanut butter. Also put in an additional 1/4 cup of flour and cut back the butter by 1/4 stick. They were perfect!
I must admit that when these first came out of the oven and even after they had cooled for about an hour I was not impressed-I am a die-hard brownie fan too. About 5 hours later when I thought I would try another bite my opinion totally changed, these are great. I think that letting them cool for a while lets them become a bit fudgier and sweeter-they are really good-trust me, I just had one for breakfast. (Sidenote: brownies are a great way to start the day.) These are quick to put together and as far as presentation they look great. Try them out, this is a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing it Michelle!
These are incredible brownies! I used Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese for the peanut butter layer, and it worked very well. I also skipped the chocolate chips...in my opinion, they would have made marbling much more difficult, they were unnecessary (the brownies were VERY chocolatey without them) and added extra unnecessary calories :) Those are the only changes I made to the recipe itself. I did make some changes to the assembly of the brownies, though. Instead of saving 1 cup of batter, I saved about 1/3 cup. It was way to thick to marble with, so I added a little milk until it was more like regular brownie batter. I spread the rest of the batter into a foil-lined pan (I use Reynold's Release foil...it works SO well for brownies!) and then spread the peanut butter filling on top. I then placed spoonfuls of reserved batter on top of the peanut butter, making neat rows. I used a clean knife to marble them together, but was careful not to marble so much that the overall look was muddied. I baked it for about 30 minutes or so...until a toothpick inserted halfway to the center came out clean. As written, the brownies would be overbaked and dry. After they cooled in the pan, I lifted the brownies out of the pan using the foil lining, making cutting much easier. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe...these were a big hit! I'll be making these brownies again!!!
This recipe rocks! As-is, no subsitutions of modifications required! Cut them small, because they are rich, moist, chewy- and will go FAST! I think that ALLY99 possibly ran into technical difficulties the first time around because these surely DO NOT require frosting!! :-)
These brownies were yummmy and GONE in my office!! This was my first time making brownies from scratch and they were very easy. Even I got the marbled effect going very well, using 3/4 cup of set side chocolate batter. Also, they had just a hint of peanut butter which I think made it fantastic for everyone but for a group that loves peanut butter, I would add more. And like everyone else said, it tasted WAY better the day after and I didn't chill it.
These brownies were delicious! I took these to a party and they were gone within two hours. I accidently used one 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese, so I added a little more peanut butter and sugar and they turned out just fine. I will definitely make again.
They don't get much, if any, better than this: Thx Michelle! Absolutely perfect; thick, moist n rich. I made per your recipe other than using crunchy peanut butter. They baked equally beautiful and according to your time given. I might try pecans or walnuts next time n use smoothe peanut butter for a great variation. I will use this recipe frequently as I know people will enjoy it and ask for the recipe. :-)
These brownies are absolutely fabulous (and I MUST say that they are much better the next day, so I recommend making them a bit ahead of time). They remind me of a "peanut-buttery" version of the cheesecake brownies at The Cheesecake Factory--Yummmy! As some people had noted trouble achieving the marbled affect, I'll share what worked for me. I dabbed the reserved brownie batter in small dots accross the surface of the peanut butter layer. Then I gently used a spatula to sort of "connect the dots" so that most of the surface was covered with the chocolate layer. Then I just went to town with a knife and actually dug in a bit while doing so. The result was a marbled brownie that was as pretty as it was delicious. This recipe is highly recommended and I didn't change a thing!
Very good brownies. I followed another reviewers advice and used 1 c. peanut butter and another 1/4 c flour. I also used just under 3/4 c of the butter as some reviewers felt they were greasy. I found the amount of butter I used to be plenty. I added only 1 1/2 c of sugar, which I thought tasted great but if you like SWEET brownies don't do this! I did not measure out a cup of the chocolate mixture, but just left several TBS in the bowl and then added them on top to swirl in. All and all really good!
I was searching for an EASY twist on the classic red box of brownies...this recipe is IT! I followed the usual directions for boxed brownies, then made the peanut butter marbled topping and swirled it on top. No changes needed - it was moist and delicious! I took these to a party and none were left! YUM-O!
DEEEELICIOUS! I cut back the butter by a half stick based on other's reviews. They were sooooo good. Did I mention how good they were? All of them were gone in like 20 minutes. I didn't find them too greasy at all. Make these!
These were great. I made one change (not on purpose) by sprinkling the choc. chips over the top instead of mixing into batter b/c I just forgot them. Definately will make again.
Can you say awesome?!!! The only thing I did different was to add a touch of vanilla to the Cream Chesse and PB mixture. They came out perfect at 33 minutes in my oven. Made these 2 hours ago and now only 1/4 pan exists! Love them!
This recipe was the very best. We absolutely loved them. They are rich, but oh so good. I mailed them to my son for his birthday. They survived very well. He also thought they were great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Awesome! Chocolate / Peanut Butter What More Could a Girl Ask For?!
UPDATE: ONE OF MY HUSBAND'S CO-WORKERS COMMENTED THAT THESE WERE THE BEST BROWNIES SHE'S EVER HAD. DAYS LATER, SHE MADE THE SAME COMMENT (AND REQUESTED THAT I MAKE ANOTEHR BATCH!). Mmmmm! Simply delicious, decadent and RICH!!! My chocolate craving has been satisfied, albeit for a price.... These are LOADED with fat (2 sticks of butter - whoa!), but the guilty pleasure is WELL worth it lol! Despite other's opinions, these need NO enhancements to make them perfect OR better. The balance of PB and chocolate is right on. I pretty much followed Michelle's directions to the letter except for two small changes. I lined my (stoneware) baking dish with aluminum foil to make removal / clean-up easier and only reserved a 1/2 c. worth of my chocolate mixture to "swirl" on top (perfect!). I had no problem spreading the PB layer (there was PLENTY of it) or swirling the chocolate. It took 35 minutes for my brownies to test "almost" done, but I wish I would have let them bake for at least 40 minutes. After cooling for 1.5 hours (I couldn't wait!), I cut my brownies and the middle ones were a tad too soft-set for my liking. Perhaps they needed to cool longer to firm up??? Because these are so sweet, I ended up cutting each square into half triangles, so the brownies that didn't turn out weren't missed at all. :) I can't wait to hear what my husband's co-workers have to say about these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing, MISSMR94! :-)
These brownies are absolutely amazing. I was looking for a peanut butter / chocolate combination brownies. The chocolate is really intense and the peanut butter is mild, it does not take over the brownie. They are moist. Best when cooled or the next day. They cooked up perfect!! A definate 10*
AMAZING. I live at 9,200 feet above sea level, so I used my own brownie recipe and swirled this peanut-buttery goodness on top, and it was SPECTACULAR. Like a Reese's cup but in brownie form!
These brownies were fantastic! I received so many compliments. Similar to what previous reviews said, I cut the butter by half a stick (so 1.5 stick in total) and I didn't put aside a full cup of the chocolate batter to layer on top of the peanut butter. I only saved about 5 tablespoon's worth of the chocolate batter and placed them on the peanut butter layer in different areas. I wanted the marbling to be distinctive and this worked out great.
Awesome brownies! I used 8 oz cream cheese, only 1/2 cup butter, 1 small container of applesauce, and dark chocolate cocoa powder. I couldn't stop eating these!
These brownies are THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Took to my MOPS mtg and they got rave reviews! I didn't change a thing except use mini chocolate chips and had to bake an extra 12 minutes. My mixture was a bit thick and I had to just drop dollops on top of the peanut butter mixture and "spread" with my finger...there was no 'swirling' about it. Regardless, these were the BEST brownies I have had. I think tonight I'll warm one up in the microwave and top with some vanilla ice cream! YUMMMM!
Divine! Everyone loved them!!
Really good. I used less butter, as some other reviewers suggested. Also, I made with a gluten-free flour mixture, and they turned out fine. They were a little on the fudgy side; I don't know if that was from the flour mixture, my underbaking them, or if they always turn out that way. But they were good!
These brownies are exactly what I was looking for. I made them according to the recipe with no changes, using real butter. They were not greasy or too sweet. They're very rich and very fudgy, just like a brownie should be. They would be fantastic served with some ice cream and hot fudge.
I have made this recipe twice in the last 2 weeks! They are a hit with my husbands buddies at work and the family at home! GREAT RECIPE! I did double the peanut butter part on the second batch. YUMMMY
it all started at sarku japan. the lady was already asking me what i wanted to eat when i was literally fifty feet away from her. she had my tray ready, complete with napkins and utensils. i realized that what i wanted was not teriyaki chicken, but michelle's peanut butter marbled brownies. so, i hurried to target to buy all the necessary ingredients to prepare this delicacy. when i arrived at home, i wasted no time in preparing for this escapade of a lifetime. once i took it out of the oven, i was marveled by the delicious scent and couldn't wait to indulge in its sweetness. i was speechless once i took that first bite. i recommend this dish to everyone in the universe. i went back to sarku japan, and offered the lady a sample of the dessert, and she was just flabbergasted. what a day. caution: salt may squeak.
I prefer a more chewy brownie so this wasn't was not what I was looking for. It also needed a bit more peanut butter.
I didn't like these at all surprisingly... they had a very pretty outcome but the taste just wasn't for me. there was something weird with how the peanut butter and chocolate coincided.
Good not too sweet and fairly easy to make.
These are heavenly!!! The first time I made them I wasn't too happy with the results, but that was my fault. When I made them again, I doubled the peanut butter mixture (you only get this millimeter thick layer if you don't) and substituted the butter for yogurt. My mother won't eat them anymore because they upset her stomach they're so rich!
This recipe may require a little extra time to make but it's well worth it. I carried a batch to work and they disappeared in minutes. Substitute 4oz of unsweetened chocolate for the cocoa powder for richer fudge taste!
I really liked the brownie part of these. They were really moist and chocolaty. A lot of reviewers said there was too much butter, so I only used 1/2 cup and also added 1/4 cup of applesauce. The peanut butter part was good, but it didn't have enough peanut butter flavour. Next time I'll double the peanut butter.
Yummy. I doubled the peanut butter and only put about 1/4cup of the choc batter on top. It turned out great! The peanut butter part pooled a little oil on top but I was able to pat it with a paper towel and it was fine. Might try reduced fat next time to see if it helps. I'll definitely be making this again.
This recipe is awesome and a big hit with everyone! I did have to leave it in longer than 40 minutes but it was absolutely worth the wait.
the only way that someone could dislike these brownies would be to lack tastebuds. I have made them upwards of ten times and they go fast! while the brownie recipie provided is great, if you're in a rush, using a box brownie mix (which I usually hate doing) is compensated for by the amazing peanut butter mixture.
These were pretty good and very easy to make. I would add more peanut butter next time.
Not impressed. The brownie part was too cakey and bland...no wow factor. I did increase the peanut butter for the topping and still did not find it all that flavorful. I didn't get the "richness" that many reviewers described.
There are a few great brownie recipes on this site. This is not one of them. A few reviews said they tasted better the next day. This was not the case for me. I followed the recipe exactly.
LOVED IT!!! I have been trying many different brownie recipes and all were dry and cakey. but these were great, they are fudgey and peanut buttery!! Hubby said these were the best I made so far :) I just baked them for 30 mins since I like my brownies more fudgey than cakey...Happy baking everyone!
I used a boxed brownie mix and added chocolate chips...but the end result was fabulous (I also added peanuts into the cream cheese mixture). We enjoyed them better chilled rather than room temp. Will make again.
These were really good. Nice and moist and fudgy. I would definatly make these again.
Tasty, but nothing extraordinary. Good balance of chocolate and peanut butter.
Not as great as I expected, but still good nonetheless. Next time, I will save time and use a boxed brownie mix for the brownie part. I will also use more peanut butter. These were a big hit at our cookout!
My husband LOVES all things peanut butter and chocolate and he gave this one a thumbs up. I went the "cheater" route and used a doctored brownie mix - that's the way to go when you are in a hurry! I will make these again.
These were great. I made them for a party and got a lot of positive comments. My husband told me that these brownies "rocked." They do require a little bit more work and it's difficult to create the marbled look because the batter is so thick. BUT... we thought the taste and texture was excellent. I will definitely hang onto this recipe.
These are soooo good, I've already made them 3 times in one week.
The flavor is really good on these, but we would have liked more of the peanut butter mixture. Next time I will double that part.
These were great! The only thing I changed was the amount of butter, and sugar. I reduced the butter to 3/4 c and the sugar to 1 1/2 c. I think they would have come out too sweet and greasy otherwise. I will definately make these again and again.:)
The peanut butter marble part had an unpleasant texture and was not at all peanut buttery enough. On my search again...sorry
WOW!! These should come with a warning label. I just made them and am now nursing a burnt mouth because I couldn't resist trying them before they had completely cooled. The tastes combine really nicely without either overpowering the other. Easy to follow recipe and a super nice chewy brownie texture. Thanks so much for sharing ... I'm not sure that I will be sharing the first pan with anyone else :-)
Keeper. Thick and chewy.
Good recipe, got a lot of favorable comments, but I wasn't really happy with how the marbling of the peanut butter came out. The mix was too thick to get it to look right, next time I'll just layer the brownies.
Spectacular combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Fat overload but so worth it, oh my! I made a couple small changes: used an 8-oz brick of cream cheese and increased the peanut butter to about a cup. Yum!
I thought this was yummy, but not what I was expecting from the reviews:( I thought the cream cheese/peanut butter texture didn't go well with the brownie at all. But the taste was nice. .......I followed the recipe exactly besides adding a bit more peanut butter.
I loved these brownies. I wasn't very good at making them look marbled (a.k.a. pretty), but they sure tasted great. I made the reciped as is, but I agree with some other reviewers that it's totally better the next day. When I make this again, I'm going to make it a day ahead.
Easy & delicious.
The only thing I did different was to add about 3/4 cup peanut butter. These are sooo good! My husband who isn't much on sweets raved about them!
I over cooked my first batch (my oven tends to run too hot. So while I only baked them for 35 min, the knife came out clean. The middle wasn't still slightly gooey the way I'm used to), but these turned very good, the inside very moist and chewy depite. Also, since I read a few people say they were too greasy, I cut the butter back to 3/4 cup, which didn't seem to effect them at all. I also used milk chocolate chips. All in all, pretty good. I wasn't wowed by them, but will probably make them again. Next time I'll be sure to cut the cooking time back.
These brownies are amazing! Easy recipe to make and a big fit with the family. If one isn't a fan of peanut butter, the brownie part would be excellent by itself.
these brownies are quite good! you can halve or double -does`nt matter. I made this recipe several times and it always turned out great...mmmhhh...the combination of chocolate and peanut butter (cake and cheescake) is delicious and mouthwatering :)
These browies are very good and very easy! They are not too sweet but still very rich. I only used a 1/2 cup (1 stick) of margarine after reading the other reviews and they turned out great.
Although this recipe could use a few minor changes in order to be awesome, it's a pretty darn good recipe as is. I didn't want to make a huge pan of brownies because there's only two people in my household. So I decreased the serving size down to 24 instead of 36 and used a 7"x11" pyrex pan. However, I kept the peanut butter topping recipe at the original serving size since other reviewers said it could use more peanut butter. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I would typically use butter in my baked goods, but I didn't have enough so I used half butter and half margarine. I used the full amount called for and the brownies turned out great - not greasy at all! I sprayed my pan with canola oil and lined it with some parchment for easy de-panning. I didn't have any trouble at all with the marbling, but I do have experience with the technique. I ended up with about a half inch of brownie on bottom and a quarter inch of peanut butter swirl on top: perfect ratio! I baked mine for 40 minutes, and I definitely don't think they needed any more time in the oven - maybe even less. The only change I might make next time is to add another egg to the brownie base to make them a bit more fudgy instead of cakey, but they were good none-the-less. I wouldn't leave out the chocolate chips as some other reviewers have; I think the brownies needed the little bursts of straight chocolate in order to balance out the peanut butter taste. Great recipe!
I made these brownies for guests who LOVE peanut butter chocolate. They did not pass the test. Unfortunately, I was left with almost an entire pan left over! They were very moist and tasted okay. HOwever, If you are going to make a home-made brownie, it better be fabulous!
This is an awesome and different recipe for brownies. They are the perfect texture and not too sweet. I baked them for 40 minutes and they were perfectly done. This is a keeper for us--it will be a family favorite. I can't wait to take it to a party or potluck and share it with others!
This recipe is good- with a lot of adjustments! It is true that there is FAR to much butter I used 1/2 C butter, and they were still abit on the greasy side, however I think they were about right brownies are supposed to be greasy. When preparing only use a few bits of the chocalate batter, use a small sppon and dollop it on in 6 spots, then use a butter knife and go in a zig-zag hitting every spot then swirl it some more! Enjoy these as a great treat!
Absolutely delicious! Followed recipe exactly (very unusual for me)! As for the ingredients listed here I used natural peanut butter, low fat cream cheese and Hershey's Special Dark chocolate morsels - all because that's what I had on hand. Thought I was having trouble with the marble effect because the batter was a bit thicker than I expected, but they came out looking as good as they taste...which is fantastic! Read some of the other reviews that said their's came out cake-like - mine did not. They were definitely perfect fudgy brownies underneath the peanut butter/marble layer, not too gooey and definitely not cakey. My only thought is that if you run the knife through ALL layers you might end up incorporating the cream cheese mixture throughout and end up with a more cake-like bar...(which sounds good to me, too!) I was careful just to swirl the dollops of chocolate batter on top with the cream cheese mixture (not putting the knife all the way through to the bottom layer) and it came out perfectly. Love it!
These were extremely rich, even with reduced-fat ingredients. If you're looking for a 50/50 peanut butter and chocolate combination, this isn't it. These were chocolate brownies with just a hint of peanut butter. I'd recommend either doubling or tripling the peanut butter if you're looking for something more peanut buttery. To reduce the fat in these, I made them with reduced fat cream cheese, reduced fat peanut butter, and applesauce in place of the butter. Instead of setting aside a cup of batter for the swirling, I set aside only a few tablespoons, which I still felt was too much. Mine were quite fudgy (to be honest, they were more fudge-like than brownie-like.) I suspect that some people are overcooking them, resulting in more cake-like brownies, since I read several reviews of people leaving them in 15+ minutes longer than the cook time calls for. Don't forget about carry-over cooking. Your brownies will still cook for several minutes after you take them out of the oven, especially when they're in materials that are made to keep heat, like stoneware. I took mine out at 35 minutes, and after they cooled, they were perfect.
Awesome brownies! Chocolate batter was stiff and hard to spread and so the swirling didn't come out well but WHO CARES! Really, really good.
This was a nice recipe! But I made some changes that will save TONS of time and energy! I bought two boxes of ghirardelli brownies and combined the ingredients on the box as it read to do. Then I put half of the mixture (or one box) into a pan, made the creamcheese/peanut butter part of this recipe and put it on top of the first layer of brownies... the obviously followed with the second box of brownies! YUMMY! Next time I'm going to leave out the peanut butter and just do a cheesecake sort of flavor between the brownies!
Very rich, moist, and fudgy. I am a true CHOCOHOLIC, but I would have liked more of a peanut butter taste. I even added 1/3 cup of peanut butter chips and cut back on the choc chips. I may try adding more peanut butter next time and cutting out the choc chips totally. I did take the advise of cutting butter back to 3/4 cup and I do agree they are much better chilled.
I made these one night when I was having a chocolate craving. Boy did they hit the spot! Rich and moist. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. I only changed one thing: rather than using the semisweet chocolate, I substituted milk chocolate.
I am giving these 4 stars, because after exactly 35 minutes in my oven, the edges were burned. I have to throw all of the edges away because they're way too overdone. And these brownies are very rich- almost too rich for me. I think it's the peanut butter-cream cheese combo. I once made a choco/peanut butter cheesecake that was too rich for me to eat, and this is the same kind of thing. They are good though, as long as you have plenty of milk to go with them! Like some other reviewers I cut down a few TBS. on the butter. I also used peanut butter chips in place of semisweet. Next time I would leave out the chips altogether, as it's almost too much.
Wonderful recipe combining my favorite ingredients! Followed the recipe to a tee and brownies came out moist and perfect! I will never go back to buying packaged store bought brownies.
These are too good, I couldn't keep my hands off--"just one more sliver..." Thanks Michelle.
Scrumptious even without adding chocolate chips! I doubled the recipe and it turned out great!
I love peanut butter and cream cheese but the way they were paired here was not a good combo for my taste. The brownie portion was fudgy and very moist. Again the flavor was not what I was expecting. I would say give it a try, the flavor was not what I expected so I will not make again.
Wow!!! These brownies are DELICIOUS! I only saved about half a cup of the chocolate mixture to put on top of the peanut butter and it was just enough to get a pretty marble effect going on the top. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and baked for about 3 extra minutes because they were still gooey in the middle after 35. People were talking about them hours after they disappeared at work, will definitely make again!
Incredible! I also cut the butter back to 3/4 cup and I added 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks to the chocolate batter and 1/2 cup peanut butter morsels to the peanut butter batter. We're visiting my Dad in the mountains, elevation 9100 ft, so I baked them for 50 minutes and they came out chewy and delicious. If I were home I might have cut back on the time a bit. The top was lightly brown but soft. Really beautiful and tasty recipe, thank you!
I made these for my Aunt's birthday last night and she thought she had died and gone to heaven. The only change I made was I added an extra spoonful of PB to make sure it had a good flavor -- and it did! Also, almost all of the homemade brownies recipes I have tried have been "greasy", as some described these. I guess it is pretty standard. If you chill these they aren't too bad.
after reading other reviews I did add about 1/4 c more of peanut butter, I also did not have creamy so I used crunchy and the brownies turned out fine. I was concerned beause the batter was so thick but the brownies baked with no issues.
Excellent. I followed the directions exactly and they turned out great. Mine were done after 32 minutes. Like some of the other reviewers, I prefer a bit more of a peanut butter flavor. I substituted the 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels /w 1 cup of Nestle's peanut butter & chocolate morsels.
Delicious and easy to make! I used fat free cream cheese and milk chocolate chips as this was what I had on hand. I had to cook it for 40 minutes before it was cooked through. This was my first attempt at homemade brownies and I am thrilled at how well they turned out!!!
These were super sweet. I made one alteration to the recipe, I used the entire 8 oz package of cream cheese and I'm glad I did! There was barely enough to cover the 9x13. Next time I'll add a little more peanut butter too.. and cut some of the sugar. Hope this helps :)
These were very good, but they should have been cooked longer than 40 minutes!
To start with, the brownie batter was very nice, easy to work with, as was the peanut butter/cream cheese mixture; however mixing the two nicely was a little more difficult than I anticipated. After making the brownies and allowing them to cool fully, I found the brownie itself to be very nice, but the peanut butter mixture was laking in the peanut butter for my taste. I found it more like a cheese cake brownie. I am giving it three stars, because the brownie was quite nice and I may make it again, but instead I will just use plain peanut butter. So three stars because I will be altering it. But thank you for sharing.
These are awesome. They are a nice change to my cream cheese brownies and the peanut butter is a great combination with the chocolate. I was pressed for time so I used a boxed brownie mix but they still came out great. I can't wait to share this recipe with the girls at work. Next time I will try using Michelle's brownie recipe. Thanks, this one is a definite keeper!
These brownies were delicious! The brownie part was just how I like it, super fudgy, dense, moist, and VERY chocolatey! My sister and I made them this morning, and we added peanuts to the peanut butter mixture. My only complaint is that the brownies were not peanut-buttery enough. If I hadn't made them myself I don't know if I even would have known that they were supposed to be PB. But heck, the brownies were so darn delicious that that made up for everything. I'll most definitely be making these again. These are not just your average brownies!
Oh my goodness. These are absolutely the best brownies ever. I wasn't sure because of the cream cheese but these were fantastic. I only cooked mine for 30 minutes so they will still be alittle bit moist in the middle. This recipe is definately a keeper for my family. Thanks for the great recipe.
Pretty good! 4.5 stars!! I added about 1 cup peanut butter chips to the peanut butter mixture and it was a nice touch. Overall a nice brownie. Good served warm with ice cream on top! Had a little trouble getting the middle to bake completely, and the edges got a touch overdone, but otherwise not too bad!
These are good. As with most things that have a "cheesecake-like" element to them, they are better after they have cooled and set for awhile.
I made these gluten-free by substituting the flour for a gluten-free baking flour mix. Some of my family members eat gluten-free diets and everyone loved these! They didn't last long.
YUMMY!!! I followed the recipe exactly and the result was great. The only thing I changed, I did not swirl the cup of batter on top, but threw it over the cake just as it was, in spoonfuls. The peanut butter is not too overpowering, which is fine for me. I'll keep this!