These are so easy to make, and so good to eat. I like a soft and chewy brownie and I also love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and these are both. They don't take much more time to put together than a boxed brownie mix either. Here is what you'll need:
1 box chocolate cake mix (make sure you get one that is still 15.25 ounces)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle Brand)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work best)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cooking Tip: The reason I mentioned making sure you get the full 15.25 ounce cake mix is because some of the cake mix manufacturers have been reducing the size of their cake mixes all the way down to 10.5 ounces and it is not enough to make some recipes, much less a proper size cake. I used Pillsbury for this and they still do have a full size cake mix. There might be others that do also, just be sure to look at the box.
Drop the reserved cup of cake mix in 'dots' on top of the peanut butter layer and bake for 25 minutes. Don't bake too long or they will not be as moist. Cool and cut.
Polka Dot Peanut Butter Brownies