Peanut Butter Cookie-Stuffed Brownies

Blogger Mark Evitt of The Manly Housekeeper evokes the flavor of peanut butter cup candies with a peanut butter cookie stuffed inside a brownie.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24

1
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1
pouch Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, make brownie batter as directed on box. Pour 1 1/3 cups batter into pan; spread evenly. Bake 10 minutes. (Set remaining brownie batter aside.)
  • 3 Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients to make cookie dough.
  • 4 Remove partially baked brownies from oven. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • 5 With knife, gently score top of partially baked brownies to help brownie layer and cookie layer stick together. Press cookie dough over brownies. Top with remaining brownie batter.
  • 6 Bake about 45 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before cutting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

One teaspoon instant espresso powder added to the brownie batter heightens the chocolate flavor.

For even more peanut butter flavor, add 1/2 cup chopped peanuts to the brownie batter.