Recipe: Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chip Brownies
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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

Directions:

  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!

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  • http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-15500-Denver-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner~y2010m3d23-Grannys-GlutenFree-Zone-Loveland-CO Tiffany Jakubowski

    Oh my gosh Kim! Those look fantastic!

  • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

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