*Updated from the archive

Today is my last day working for PM Radars. During my time there, my boss (the Chief) made several announcements to the entire group to inform them that I was the Peanut Butter Boy. Needless to say, very few people knew my real name. In honor of my coworkers, counterparts and the program, I’ve developed “The PM Brownie” – the “P” stands for peanut butter, the “M” stands for mocha. They are so easy that Chief, even you could make them. If only you guys hadn’t moved to Maryland, you’d be eating them as you read this. Switching jobs is always tough – these brownies will help.



1. Preheat oven to temperature listed on the brownie box. Add the brownie mix to a large bowl along with the instant coffee and any other ingredients listed on the package and mix well.

2. In a small bowl, add the peanut butter and sugar and mix together. Place this bowl in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until the peanut butter is very runny.

3. Coat a glass or metal 8 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour about 2/3 of the brownie batter into the dish and use a spatula to spread it out until it covers the bottom if the dish. Drizzle the peanut butter mixture on top in a swirl-like pattern. Pour the remainder of the brownie batter on top (don’t worry if you can still see the peanut butter) and use a clean knife to cut the through the batter in a swirl pattern. Only 8-10 cuts should be fine, if you do too many it will just mix the layers together and you’ll end up with a pretty lame swirl.

4. Bake for the time listed on the brownie box. Cut into 16 pieces. Best served right out of the refrigerator, they become extra chew and the edges maintain their crispy-chewy properties.

Filed in Bakery, Dessert, Peanut Butter, Vegetarian

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  1. kristina says:

    Question: I didn’t switch jobs. Can I still eat these? Pretty pleeaassee?

  2. jacqueline says:

    We can’t have “The PM Brownie” without an EQ-36 peanut butter cocktail!

  3. I didn’t switch jobs, but am looking for a job. These brownies sound great. Easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!


    • Nick says:

      Of course! Well when you do wind up switching and need to deal with leaving a good group of people (hopefully they are!), then the PM brownie brings chocolate + peanut butter + coffee to the rescue!

  4. Elisabeth says:

    They were so delicious. And I did sneak a bit of the corner piece as you suggested. Best corner of my life!

  5. Lisa says:

    I think this might be the first time I’ve seen PB paired with coffee. I can only imagine the coffee gives it that extra special something that make people go ‘wow..yum’, not to mention, wake them up lol They look mouth-watering and gorgeous!

    Good luck at your new job!!

    • Nick says:

      Hmm, that’s a good point, I’ve never seen this combo before either! And you got it exactly right – the coffee gives it that extra flavor punch at the end that you never expect. Thanks Lisa!

  6. Lisa says:

    I was never much of a coffee person, but these I would try!

    BTW, PBE #11 in the works?

    Oh, you’re welcome :)

  7. Katrina says:

    Yum! Love how fresh the pb swirl looks, instead of all baked in with other ingredients.

    • Nick says:

      I couldn’t agree more! When you mix the PB in, the flavor sorta gets lost. But this way it’s in your face, you can’t avoid it – It’s wonderful!

  8. Shannon says:

    ooh, peanut butter and mocha? color me intrigued…

  9. Ok, I will be trying these with a gluten free brownie mix and posting my review. Question, oh wise peanut butter sage – why can’t you use natural peanut butter?

    • Nick says:

      Haha, well natural peanut butter in baked goods is iffy (usually runnier, saltier and tends to “crack” in the end product) but for this swirl it should be ok. You might want to add a pinch more sugar to the peanut butter, but other than that it should be fine! Let me now your results!

  10. Phillip Wadsworth says:

    I guess you got the last laugh! The PM is grinding as usual and you are enjoying brownies!

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