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Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies

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36 servings

Brownies get the poke-cake treatment in this scrumptious dessert—and are filled with a creamy 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.

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.

Special Extra

For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method.  Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed.  Remove foil.  When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.


  • 36 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 36 servings
Calories 150
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 150mg
Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and so easy . I used an 18.2 oz brownie mix in an 11x7 inch pan with just half the topping recipe. I didn't make holes in the brownies or drizzle the peanut butter on top, but probably would do something to make the top more interesting for company. We loved it.
Date published: 2017-03-11
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