This afternoon, Sam and I were sitting around kind of bored while Charlie was taking his afternoon nap. Since Sam loves helping me in the kitchen, I decided we should bake something together. So I decided we would make these brownies that Id seen on the brownie box mix. Yes, I used a box mix. Its the easiest way when Im busy with my kids. We doctored these up though with a nice peanut buttery cheesecake filling. YUMMY. I wanted my filling to be more like cheesecake, so I subbed in some cream cheese for 1/2 of the butter. Also, I didnt realize it until after these babies were in the oven that this was a family size mix for a 9x13 pan. I poured it into a smaller pan, so we ended up with some THICK brownies. They were really yummy. And even with the cream cheese, the texture was still like peanut butter brownie. Please excuse Charlie's hand as he is reaching for the brownie. Its not always easy to photograph food and watch kids at the same time.
Big League Brownies
1 box Pillsbury Brownie Classics mix prepared and set aside
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and margarine. Beat until smooth. Add sugar and flour, beat until mixed. Add eggs, blend well.
Spread half of the brownie mix in bottom of a greased pan. Carefully spread peanut butter mixture over brownie mixture in pan. Spread remaining brownie mixture over peanut butter mixture. Bake for 30-33 minutes. Cool 1 hr before cutting.