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Apr 24 2010

Recipe: Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chip Brownies

When I went to make a specific dessert for Jon’s family birthday party, I realized that I was short some key ingredients and had to quickly throw something else together. Yes, I had already made gluten-free cupcakes, but there weren’t enough to go around. I hate being short on food. I would much rather have many leftovers than run out of food at my house. I enjoy feeding people and love to make care packages for the ones I love. I quickly glanced through my overstocked pantry. By overstocked, I mean overstocked with every other ingredient or item you could imagine except for that key item I was missing for my original dessert. 🙂 I spotted a brownie mix that I had picked up last fall from Gluten-free Pantry. This was Wal-Mart’s version of Gluten-free Pantry’s mix. They have a brownie mix & muffin mix that are both sold for under $3.00. I could certainly spruce this up for a “party worthy” dessert.

Enter: Peanut Butter Chip Brownies.

  • 1 box gluten-free brownie mix (this mix uses 7 TBSP melted butter, 2 eggs and water)
  • 1/2 can Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Rich & Creamy Frosting
  • 1/2 – 3/4 bag Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Beat eggs in mixing bowl.
  4. Add dry mix and remaining ingredients.  Mix until well incorporated.
  5. Fold in nuts & 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  6. Pour into 8 x 8 pan that has been sprayed with Pam.
  7. Top with a handful of peanut butter chips.
  8. Bake for 25 – 28 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  9. Cool.
  10. Frost when completely cool.  Top with remaining chips.  Freeze for 30-60 minutes before cutting.
  11. Enjoy.  Makes 16 brownies.

These turned out better than I expected.  I could have sat down to eat the whole pan alone, but that would have defeated my purpose of creating them.  I grabbed a cupcake & brownie to eat for dessert & ditched the cupcake because it didn’t even compare to the yummy goodness of the chocolately peanut butter brownies.  I wasn’t the only one who liked them – they disappeared like hot cakes!

I am sure this recipe could work with any boxed brownie mix or even brownies from scratch. Betty Crocker has a good gluten-free brownie mix that is available in most grocery stores.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. Tiffany Jakubowski says:

    Oh my gosh Kim! Those look fantastic!

  2. Thanks Tiffany! I need to make them again very soon!

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