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Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Peanut butter is also at the top of my list. So why not combine the two? Thanks to this sponsored post by Kraft and Lunchbox, I have created this delicious Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies recipe found on the Walmart website. Since we made poke cake in the past, why not try poke brownies?

The kids are back in school, the holidays are coming up, and pre-season football games are already in full swing, so it’s time to start trying new dessert recipes. I chose to make the Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies because they sounded just heavenly. The recipe was among many other drool-worthy ones that I had to choose from. I cannot wait to try them, either!

Poke Cake Brownies

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe

Yield: 16 slices

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe #CookingUpGood

We like poke cake, so why not poke brownies? Peanut butter poke cake brownies are super moist and delicious. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 36.8 oz brownie mix, 2 packages
  • 6.8 oz vanilla instant pudding, 2 packages
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 3/4 cups peanut butter, creamy, divided
  • 2 cups whipped topping, thawed, Cool Whip


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Make brownie batter per instructions on the box
  3. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that you have coated with cooking spray
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with crumbs (don't overbake)
  5. Cool completely
  6. Make holes at the top of the brownies. The original recipe suggests 24 holes. I ended up with 14 I think. Just use a small spoon and space them out as well as you can.
  7. Reserve the removed pieces for topping


  1. Beat pudding mixes and milk in a medium bowl with a whisk for 2 minutes
  2. Add 2/3 cup peanut butter and mix well
  3. Stir in COOL WHIP
  4. After the brownie has totally cooled, spoon on the topping and spread.
  5. Top with the brownie pieces that you removed for the holes.
  6. Microwave the remaining peanut butter and drizzle on top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe

These brownies are delicious and the topping is just dreamy. I might use it as frosting for other desserts as well. Peanut butter frosting will be good on many different desserts.

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe

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Have you ever had poke cake brownies? Do you like chocolate and peanut butter together? 


Sunday 20th of October 2019

I want to try this poke cake, but I have a question on the instructions. After poking holes in the cake do you pour the pudding over the brownie cake or mix the pudding with the peanut butter and cool whip? I thought the holes were so that something went into them?


Sunday 20th of October 2019

Hi Stephanie! Yes, I need to clear these instructions up. I mixed the pudding, peanut butter, and cool whip together. You pour it all over the brownie and it settles into the holes. Then just spread the rest like it's a frosting. Hope that helps! :)

April Farley

Friday 24th of October 2014

Beautiful recipe! I can not wait to try it our on the family! I just know it will be a huge hit! Thank you for sharing this with your readers!

CR Williams

Friday 19th of September 2014

This looks so yummy it would be perfect for Thanksgiving!


Wednesday 17th of September 2014

What a yummy looking cake. All of my grandkids and family would just love this. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

tanya holland

Saturday 13th of September 2014

They look delicious. My teenage son would eat every last one.

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