Banana-Peanut Butter Chip Brownies

Banana-Peanut Butter Brownies

Happy Friday!

Although I enjoy baking a lot, I always follow a recipe to the ‘T’ when making it for the first time.  After the first try I will adjust it a little or add new ingredients.  Also, I don’t tend to change a recipe much for fear that it will all go to waste and I have to start all over.  For these brownies I knew I couldn’t go wrong too much because I’m sure my kids would have ate them, regardless of the outcome!

I decided to add bananas to these brownies because like most weeks, we always end up with brown bananas that get chucked into the freezer.   Also, I like bananas that are still a little green so once they even have one spot of brown on them, I won’t touch them.  I love bananas and peanut butter together so I threw in some peanut butter chips as well.   How can you go wrong with chocolate, bananas, and peanut butter?

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For the most part when I bake I always make things from scratch.  For these brownies I decided to use a mix so that if I did mess up it wouldn’t be that costly.  I know, I’m cheap!   Adding the bananas to this mix added extra moisture but also increased the baking time.   Not a big deal!  I would like to experiment more with making my own recipes but for now this was a good start!

Have a great weekend!

 

Banana-Peanut Butter Brownies

Banana-Peanut Butter Brownies

By Elizabeth Gorecki Published: January 25, 2013

  • Yield: 12 ( 12 Servings )
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Adding bananas to these brownies adds extra moisture and the peanut butter chips tie it all together!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease an 8X8 pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine brownie mix, egg, water, mashed bananas, and the 1 cup Reese's peanut butter chips.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 45 mins. or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  4. Remove and let cool on a cooling rack.
  5. In a small bowl melt the 1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter chips in the microwave and then add the packaged frosting and stir until well combined.
  6. Spread evenly over cooled brownies.
  7. Enjoy!

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    Comments

    1. Hi there! I’m your newest follower :D and I thought I’d say hello and let you know I think your blog is freaking adorable. These brownies are off the charts awesome. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for next week!

      • Hi Jess! Thanks for checking out my blog – I’m always happy to get new followers and meet other bloggers! You’ll love what I have planned for next week, I promise! :)

    2. Great way to “spruce up” regular brownies! Have a great weekend!

    3. Hi, I found your blog through Grow Your Blog on Call Me PMc. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

    4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

      These are so BIG, I love them. And the banana? Sounds like a great touch!

    5. Liz! Oh my goodness. You combined three of my favorites!! peanut butter, banana, and chocolate. I am obsessed!!! And i can’t believe how easy these are! wow, i’m blown away. :)

    6. Ooooh these brownies look so thick and rich and full of some of my favorite flavors!!! Yum!

    7. OMG, acutally makes my mouth water! Mmmm and I love peanut and chocolate, such a good combination! Love when you get that high brownie, looks so tasty! Maybe I’ll just take a bite thorugh my computer ;)

    8. wow those look great! They are so thick! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
      Steph
      swtboutique.com

    9. I have trouble following a recipe. Even the first time. My husband always asks me why I even have a whole bookshelf full of recipe books. I use them as guidelines. I love to experiment. These brownies look really good, I never would have thought to add bananas in them. I may just have to try that.

    10. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

      oh I want to jump in a have a brownie! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    11. I absolutely love thick brownies. These look spectacular and the bananas must be awesome in them!

    12. yummy
      come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    13. Oh my goodness…. These look so delicious! Just saw your link over at This Gal Cooks link party :)

      I’d love for you to stop by my weekend link party and link up a few of your favorite recipes! http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/ . Party starts Friday morning.

      Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    14. Thanks for contributing to the love link up, Liz!! These have all the things I like in a sweet treat!

    15. Bananas and peanut butter chips in brownies? Count me in! These looks so fudgey and delicious!!! Love it!

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