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Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies

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36 servings

Discover our Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies! Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies are filled with a mixture of peanut butter and vanilla pudding.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; pour into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.
  • Make 36 holes in top of brownie, leaving thin layer of brownie on bottom on each hole. Reserve removed pieces for later use.
  • Beat pudding mixes and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Add 2/3 cup peanut butter; mix well. Stir in COOL WHIP. Spread over brownie; top with reserved brownie pieces.
  • Microwave remaining peanut butter in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir. Drizzle over dessert. Refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.

Special Equipment Needed


Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.

Make Ahead

This delicious dessert can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.


Use a small spoon to make the holes in top of brownie.


  • 36 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 36 servings
Calories 150
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 150mg
Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, easy, delicious! Made these the night before for a luncheon the next day. Everyone said the brownies were so good and that the peanut butter icing was delicious! Several requested the recipe. I followed the recipe on the brownie box for "cake-like" brownies and baked in 9x9 pan according to directions on the box. After brownies cooled, I poked holes using a round handle spoon. I halved the icing ingredients using just (1) 3.4 oz pudding mix, (1) cup cold milk, (1/3) cup peanut butter, (1) cup cool whip. This was plenty icing for 9x9 size. Then microwaved (1/8) cup peanut butter for 15-20 seconds and drizzled on top and refrigerated over night.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please READ the recipe Am I the only person who noticed that the recipe calls for the box mix that is for a 9 x 13 pan. There are multiple sizes of brownie mixes. Most are for an 8x8 or 9x9 pan but there are a few that specifically say 9 x 13 pan. If yours only came out 1/2 inch tall after baking chances are you picked up a box mix that was for an 8x8 pan instead of a 9 x 13. If your store doesn't carry the boxes of 9 x 13 mix then, by all means, get two of the 8x8 boxes. PLEASE don't downgrade a recipe because you chose the wrong box of mix!! These are delicious! I would sit down and eat the topping all by itself. Didn't put the brownie pieces on top because I didn't like the look
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe and made in a 9 x 12 pan. I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe and made in a 9 x 12 pan. The peanut butter topping is out of this world. I know I will use this for any recipe that calls for peanut butter icing from now on.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Water logged Made exactly as directed. Topping is very watery. I thought it would eventually stiffen up....more like icing, but it didn't. If you can eat the entire 9x13 pan at once, it would be OK. Would not recommend for a picnic or backyard gathering, as it must stay refrigerated. Not suitable for a lunchbox. It does taste fine, nothing to write home about though. I made it Sunday. Thank goodness the guys in hubbies office will eat anything, he will take it to work with him in the morning. Otherwise it would hit the trash can as it has just about turned into brownies smothered in peanut butter soup.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone was excited to try this! Everyone was excited to try this! I'd say that I'd try this again with less cool whip because it does take over the brownie flavor. Other than that, I'd say it's a winner!
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This recipe doesn't call for two boxes for brownies...That would explain why the brownies were so... This recipe doesn't call for two boxes for brownies...That would explain why the brownies were so thin and I couldn't make a decent indentation without going to the bottom of the pan...I wondered why it said Bake for 40 min!!!! Terribly proofread recipe...I was very disappointed that they didn't turn out as expected. :(
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delish made these for a Daytona party, they were a big hit i used two packages of brownies so they were thicker and didn't bother with the poke i just spread the peanut butter mixture on top, its delicious alone! like peanut butter moose.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good and very easy This was a very good dessert, but looked NOTHING like the photo. A standard size boxed brownie mix baked in a 13x9 pan is about 1/2 inch thick at best. There was no need for the holes because there was no place for the topping to go; and that topping turned out to be 3 times as thick as the brownie base. That being said, it was absolutely delicious. 5 stars for taste and ease, 2 stars for disappointing looks and overkill amount of topping. An idea would be to bake the brownie mix in an 8x8 pan and use half the amount of topping, or bake 2 brownie mixes in the 13x9 pan and adjust for baking time because of the thickness. Then use the topping. After reading all the reviews I have to say if you are NOT going to make a recipe according to the directions, you have no right to review it.
Date published: 2017-02-28
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