These Peanut Butter Brownies are not the best brownies in the world but they are still damn good and if you're a Lazy Cook like me, they're a great alternative when you have a potluck to be at in two hours and still haven't figured out what you're making. A former coworker made them and gave me her secrets and now I am sharing them with you. Go ahead, try them!
Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 box of your favorite brownie mix (I really like Ghirardelli's double chocolate)
- 1 egg, the highest quality you can get (go to the farmer's market! or at least buy organic)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or, if you're really ready to go nuts, melted butter)
- 1/4 cup milk, the highest quality you can get (again, farmer's market or maybe even half and half)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
Prepare the brownie mix as you normally would, substituting the milk for the required water (and the butter for the required oil if you're really winning). Pour into your baking pan.
Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until it becomes liquid. Pour over the prepared brownie batter, going back and forth in lines. When all the peanut butter is spread out, use a butter knife to marble the peanut butter by dragging it across the peanut butter in the opposite direction from your lines.
Bake according to the package instructions, probably about 20-30 minutes.