Quick & Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

I needed a quick & easy treat to bring to our church to feed some volunteers for our church’s renovations.  I didn’t have much time, and there happened to be a great sale on cake mixes at the store, so I thought I’d search for an easy cake mix recipe.  There are a LOT of them out there.This brownie recipe looked simple enough and didn’t need many extra add-ins, which was great, because I was low on groceries.

Her recipe was basically just lessening the amount of ingredients you ned for a cake mix – less water, less eggs and less oil.  The result is a dense fudgy brownie which barely resembles the cake it was supposed to be.

 You combine one box of cake mix, 1/4c. of oil, one egg, and 1/3 cup of water. Mix well and spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan. She suggested chocolate chips too, but I didn’t have any.  Instead, I took about 1/3 cup of peanut butter and dropped spoonfuls on top, then swirled them with a  knife.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 23 minues and….


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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


  1. Ohhhh, so glad they turned out well!! Peanut butter on top is an excellent idea :)

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