This post is sponsored by General Mills, but the thoughts and opinions are my own.
The holidays are fast approaching which means lots of entertaining and pot luck events. Instead of heading to the grocery store every day during the holidays, especially a few days before Thanksgiving I like to stock up on essential baking items that I know I can create beautiful desserts and snacks. Brownie mix is one of the most versatile baking mixes out there. We especially like the Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix from Sam’s Club. You can make a ton of desserts with boxed brownie mixes. One of our favorites are swirled cream cheese brownies.
Well this week we decided to take a traditional cream cheese swirled brownie recipe and make it more decadent with Peanut Butter cheesecake batter. Two of my favorite flavor combinations, peanut butter and chocolate. Anyone else with me on this?
Since you are starting with a brownie mix, the only other ingredients you will need are cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil and peanut butter. This is a two bowl dessert that will make your friends think you bought them at a bakery!
To make a 13×9 pan size of brownies to entertain a crowd, use two bags of the Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix. Using a large bowl, make the brownie mix following the package directions for 40 brownies
In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the peanut butter cream cheese swirled topping.
Add about half of the batter, then the cheesecake mixture.
Pour the remaining batter over the cheesecake and swirl the two with a knife. Unlike a traditional swirled brownies, these will be more swirled in the middle.
Bake and wait for the magic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter to fill up your kitchen (I hope you have guests during this as their mouths will be drooling!).
Other items I like to stock up when I am at Sam’s Club is the Member’s Mark French Bread. This bread freezes so well and I would have dug into it in the car as the fresh baked smell is oozing out of the bag! It makes great Garlic Bread, a serving vessel for bruschetta or a yummy addition to a panzanella Salad.
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Find this Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies recipe and more at Sam’s Club.
- 2 boxes Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix, to make a 13x9 Pan size
- eggs, oil and water as called for on brownie mix
For the Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 TBS flour
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven according to package directions. Prepare brownie mix in a bowl according to package directions and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, beat your cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, egg, flour and vanilla extract and beat until smooth
- Pour about 1/2 of your brownie batter into a 9x13 pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter.
- Spoon the remaining brownie batter on top of the cheesecake mixture.
- Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese and brownie batter together to create a marbled effect.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow cool before cutting into pieces
Nutrition Information:Yield: 23
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 140mg Carbohydrates: 12g Sugar: 10g Protein: 5g