Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies and other holiday favorites

I went to the gym and ran my little heart out…then I came home and made these. So I guess I’ll just call it even…if I’m lucky. Whenever I’m on the treadmill I think if I could just keep myself from eating everything I wouldn’t have to run so hard. Uggh. My life struggle.
I have yet to meet a truffle I didn’t like so I was really excited about these brownies. Our first year of marriage John bought me about 40 truffles for Valentine’s day. By lunch, they were gone. I remember seeing John’s shocked face when he realized they ALL were gone. He must have underestimated my love for chocolate when he married me. Too bad I don’t have the metabolism now that I did back then.

After dinner tonight I went to the fridge to taste them for a second time and all that was left was a plate with crumbs on it so it must have been a hit with the whole family.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies and other holiday favorites

Ingredients

    Brownie Base:
  • 1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan. I do this all the time when I make brownies and bars)
  2. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, water, oil and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes; spread over filling. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For brownies, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator. (I take it out or the fridge about 15 minutes before serving. This allows the chocolate on top to soften a little)

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  1. I’ve been trying a bunch of recipes from your blog, and they were much needed (we’ve been in a rut!)
    I think my favorite things are the oreo truffles… I may have to buy bigger clothes before the new year! ;)

  2. YUMMY! Definitely worth getting even with the gym!

  3. I totally understand how you feel about working out! Especially when you have a food blog!

    http://www.heatherskitchenconcoctions.com/

  4. Oh, I wish I would have seen this post before I made my brownies the other day! I’ll just have to make some more add on the other toppings. YUM!

  5. I love your photo! These are actually my favorite brownies of all time. I now call them “Buckeye Brownies” after the candy b/c it has similar elements.

  6. Worth every calorie!!!

  7. Ha that’s the story of my life! Work out forever and don’t lose weight. It’s that pesky love of food that continues to get in the way.

  8. just found your blog! i love all your recipes :)

  9. These are my new FAV!!! Five *****’s!

    LS

  10. I know this is an older post… But I wanted to let you know I made these yesterday morning for our Valentine’s Day dessert. The kids and husband, as well as my parents and myself, loved them! Yummy!

  11. @Becky,
    Thanks. I’m glad you liked them. They are one of my favorites!

  12. I just shared this recipe on my blog and gave you a shout out – Thanks so much for the yummy suggestion!

  13. I am coming over from Friday Favorites via the Atwoods. These looks wonderful. Easy and good, just my kind of recipe. Thanks for posting.

  14. Oh My – I found you via Pinterest and I think these look delicious!! I will be making them soon! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will definitely be spending some time at your site and be one of your newest followers!!

  15. I made the PB truffle brownies yesterday and OMG…so easy to make and SUPER yummy! I’m going to link to your recipe from my blog some time this week b/c all my friends were asking for the recipe!

  16. I am going to “pin” this recipe, hubby might like it since it has a box mix in the recipe. It really does look good, I am sure he will have lots of help finishing the pan of this.

  17. I made these for an event this weekend. They tasted great, but I had a hard time (1) spreading the peanut butter layer (I had allowed the brownies to cool completely), and (2) cutting these into squares without the chocolate topping cracking. Any suggestions? Thanks – I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog.

  18. @Jason,
    Shoot! Make sure your butter is really soft in the peanut butter layer. Did you add 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup peanut butter? Also, if you take the brownies out of the fridge for a couple minutes before cutting, it softens the chocolate so it doesn’t crack.

  19. Thanks for the quick response. I did closer to the 3/4 cup. Like I said, they came out great, I’d just like for the presentation to match the taste! Looking forward to trying many more of your recipes.

  20. Ugh..I totally hear you. But um, you have four children. I’d say you look pretty darn incredible! These look incredible, too. I figure, if we just workout almost every single day, decently hard, we are allowed these goodies!! thanks for sharing…cannot wait to make these! :-)