Super Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies
I could tell you that these brownies are the chewiest, gooiest brownies you will ever eat, but that wouldn’t do them justice. I could tell you that people gasp when they see them (they are that decadent) and that they will be devoured faster than any other treat, but you need to see that for yourself. I could tell you that while they look a bit complicated, they really are fairly easy with only an extra step or two, but you should just make them.
Well, hey! Look at that! I guess I did have adequate words to tell you all of that! 🙂
But gosh darn it, its true. I have been making these brownies for over a decade and they have come along with me to many a pot luck and game day party. I have tucked them in lunches and sent whole batches with my husband to share at work. I have served them at Christmas parties and barbecues. Always the same. Always good. Always scrumptious. I don’t cook with mixes all that often (Actually, I just realized I have another recipe coming up that uses a mix… 🙂 ), but sometimes I need the time saver and convenience the most at that moment. Ere go, one of the reasons I have been making these for so long.
3/4 c sweetened condensed milk, divided
1/4 c canola or grape seed oil
1/4 c milk
1 box devils food cake mix
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow fluff
3/4 c peanut butter chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9X13 inch baking pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, combine 1/4 c of the sweetened condensed milk and the next 4 ingredients. The batter will be VERY sticky! Spread 2/3 of the batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. The layer will be thin, but keep at it! 🙂 Bake for 10 minutes, until just set. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 c of condensed milk and the marshmallow fluff until smooth. Fold in the peanut butter chips. When the crust comes out of the oven, pour on the marshmallow mixture and carefully smooth and spread to the edges. Drop the remaining chocolate batter evenly over the marshmallow stuff. Gently swirl with a toothpick, if desired. Its all pretty thick, so you just want to make sure everything is even. It will all bake together anyway. Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until dry and set in the middle. Let brownies cool almost completely and cut into SMALL squares. These are UBER rich so resist the urge to make them giant and ere on the smaller side. Besides….you know you are going to eat two anyway….