Say goodbye to boring brownies and hello to the most delicious brownies you’ve ever eaten! Featuring a simple fudge brownie box mix, swirls of decadent peanut butter and sweetened cream cheese mixture, these easy and delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies will quickly become your new favorite dessert recipe to make!
Happy Friday Everyone! Can you believe it’s already March? I don’t know about you all but I’m so ready for springtime weather, getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine, and having fun gatherings with family and friends.
And of course a gathering wouldn’t be complete without a yummy dessert, which is why I’ve teamed up with my friends at Save-A-Lot today to bring you a delicious better than the box brownie recipe.
Today I’m sharing my easy to make Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies that are the perfect choice when you don’t have time to make something from scratch, but you want a dessert that tastes absolutely amazing.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
If you’re like me, you probably love a good boxed brownie mix but sometimes you want a little something extra. And what goes with chocolate better than peanut butter and cheesecake? ( That’s a rhetorical question in case you’re wondering 😉 )
Featuring a simple fudge brownie box mix, swirls of a decadent peanut butter and sweetened cream cheese mixture, these easy and delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies will quickly become your new favorite dessert recipe to make.
The fudge brownies alone taste amazing, but the wow factor happens once you add in the sweet peanut butter cheesecake mixture. All the flavors go together perfectly and you’ll be tempted to keep grabbing another brownie bar (or two).
Hands down these are the best brownies I’ve ever made (and eaten) and I can’t help but adore how pretty they look. I mean is there really anything prettier than a nice marble effect?
And can we please talk about how well peanut butter, cheesecake, and chocolate go together? It’s a match made in dessert heaven if you ask me.
The base of this recipe starts with a simple fudge brownie mix that I found in the baking aisle at Save-A-Lot. I always love shopping at my local Save-A-Lot to save money, as prices are 40% lower on everyday essentials.
While picking up my brownie mix, I was able to easily find the rest of the ingredients needed to make the peanut butter cheesecake swirl, including cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla extract- all at low prices!
Simply whip together your brownie mix as directed and prepare your peanut butter cheesecake swirl in a separate bowl. Once you’ve made both your mixtures, pour all but 1/2 cup of brownie mixture into a greased 9×13 glass baking dish.
Next add your peanut butter cheesecake mixture on top of the brownie batter and spread evenly. Lastly, top with the remaining brownie batter and get to swirling!
To create a beautiful marbled effect, simply take a knife and draw vertical lines across your batter, followed by horizontal lines. If you want it even more mixed up, you can also do small swirling motions to give it a super pretty effect.
Below is what it looks like before baking. See the long vertical lines?
And here’s after baking. Don’t you think the swirls are so pretty?
You see, boxed brownie mixes don’t have to be boring at all. They can actually be pretty amazing with a little something extra!
Plus, let’s be honest chocolate + peanut butter + cheesecake = best brownies ever.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
- 1 box Brownie Mix (plus eggs, oil, and water as directed on box)
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl
- 8 oz cream cheese (1/3 less fat recommended)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp self-rising flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or as directed on brownies).
In large mixing bowl, prepare brownie mix as directed and set aside.
In medium sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 1 minute or until smooth. Add in peanut butter and continue mixing until smooth.
Add in sugar, egg, flour, and vanilla and mix until well combined and creamy.
Pour all but 1/2 cup of brownie batter into a 9x13 glass baking dish, that has been well coated with non-stick cooking spray.
Spoon peanut butter cream cheese mixture in dollops on top of the brownie mixture and lightly spread.
Spoon the rest of the brownie batter on top and using a knife begin swirling the batter drawing vertical and horizontal lines. Have fun creating the marbled effect here- you really can't mess this part up!
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Once fully baked, remove from oven and let cool before cutting into bars.
So next time you’re craving some brownies, I hope you’ll give these easy and delicious Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl brownies a try! They’re epically good, super easy to make, and are sure to be loved by everyone who tries them!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.
Let me know what you think of today’s brownie recipe in the comment section! Do you like dressing up boxed brownie mixes too?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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