Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

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Do you feel as though you have an impact on the world around you?

I’ve always felt very satisfied at my chosen profession. With teaching, I’m fairly sure that I make an impact. I just have to strive my hardest to make it a consistently positive one for my students and the teachers I supervise. That’s one reason I don’t really want to go into anything else; I might be getting paid, but it’s also a way to give back.

Teaching is also about possibilities. Every day, I see new paths for both myself and the people around me, and that inspires creativity. It’s that same creativity that sparks my baking and that makes it so much fun to create new desserts. Thanks to NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® and their new line of baking mixes, I can take their Brownies & More with chocolate morsels mix and turn it into a quick and tasty peanut butter brownie pizza!

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

As I’m working among the dusty books this summer getting the office ready for teachers, I need to take breaks from time to time. Last week, I spent the morning in a storage room without air conditioning straightening things out. By the time a few hours had gone by, I needed a break and some supplies. Luckily, I work down the street from Target, and when I got there, I stocked up on every single flavor of these baking mixes. After all, I need to bake treats for my teachers, who are coming in this week voluntarily to meet. Talk about inspiring!

Personally, I’ve always been inspired by people who lead by example. I’ve worked for some amazing teachers and instructional leaders who find innovative ways to help kids achieve, and it’s my continuous goal to be the same way. Hard work is important, and so are good intentions. Still, I also enjoy looking at ideas from a new angle and trying to find a different approach. It keeps everything much fresher.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

It’s that same skill that makes me a lover of baking mixes. Sure, I could enjoy these NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® mixes just the way they are by following the directions on the box. And believe me, I did whip up a batch of both the Cookies & More with chocolate morsels as well as the Cookies & More with Butterfinger just for fun, and it was great. I also can’t wait to try the Brownies & More with Butterfinger. These new mixes have no artificial flavors or colors, and they come with the cutest little bags of chocolate morsels or Butterfinger bits. I’m always about the cute.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

Still, when I buy a baking mix, I turn it into something else about 85% of the time. It’s just more fun that way! In this instance, I took the brownie mix and used a springform pan to make a “pizza” crust. The base gets covered with a peanut butter frosting and more chocolate morsels from the cute bag. It’s a fast, easy and fun dessert that I guarantee will fill the crowds with awe and wonder at what you can do.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

How do you like to dress up your baking mixes? Pick some up with this special deal from Ibotta and start baking now. There are so many options, and the creativity is yours to enjoy. Innovation is where it’s at, and using baking mixes provides a solid place to start. See what you can create!


Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza


Brownie Base
1 box NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Cookie Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (with half the chocolate morsels reserved)
Peanut Butter Topping
2 oz. (1/4 block) cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
chocolate morsels (reserved from baking mix)


  1. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the brownies according to package directions, with the exception of the chocolate morsels. Put half into the batter and leave the rest for later.
  3. Spread the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Bake as directed. Cool completely. Release the brownie base from the pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix well; it will be crumbly. Add the milk and beat again until smooth and spreadable.
  5. Leaving a space at the perimeter for the brownie edges to show, spread the peanut butter topping over the brownies thickly and evenly. Sprinkle on the remaining chocolate morsels.
  6. Cut into wedges. Store covered.


Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, I agree. I also have always been inspired by people who lead by example. Do I make an impact on the world around me? I hope so. . in some small way. . all I can do is live my life and hopefully I am a good example of a good human being and am teaching my children. . . if you’re baking these treats for those teachers, I’d say you’re also going to gain a lot of new friends 🙂 this brownie pizza looks amazing!

    1. Mir

      I’m sure you make an impact, Alice. You have on me! And I’m hoping that most of us want to make some kind of contribution. It’s human nature. Thanks!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    It sounds like you are such a wonderful teacher, Mir! Your students are lucky to have you, and I love that you try your hardest and look for new possibilities every day. Definitely what a good teacher should be doing! Now onto this pizza…wow. I love those baking mixes, so I have no doubt that this would be gone in no time. Such a fun idea!

    1. Mir

      I love dessert pizza. It’s great after actual pizza. Such a good meal!

  3. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    You are so dedicated, Mir! It’s great that you find your job so rewarding. That’s been my goal on my career search – to find a job where I could give back to my community.

    These mixes are a great solution when life’s too hectic for homemade. I love how you jazzed this up and made it your own creation 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I think we all find different ways to give back. That’s why it’s so great!

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    You are ABSOLUTELY changing the world Mir. As the mother of a teacher, I know you are superheroes, and ones that we all need to support. Meantime, you have turned this baking mix into something spectacular (yay dessert pizza!!) – another one of your superpowers! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I’m sure you make lots of goodies for your daughter, Kate. Teachers love to eat!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Holy yum! Good teachers are so important and translate into better students and better education, which are things we NEED. Love how you transformed the brownie mix into a completely different and delicious dessert 🙂
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    1. Mir

      You are so cool, Medha. Thanks for the vibes!

  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    You most definitely have an impact on the world and I find you SO inspiring, Mir! I love that you LOVE what you do! I wish I had more teachers like you growing up! Keep going on with your bad self and educating the youngsters! The world would definitely be a better place if more people led my example like you, that’s for dang sure. Anyways, Dessert Pizza!! YESSS! GENIUS that you used NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE baking mixes for this pizza, chicka! Brownie pizza smothered with peanut butter?! Gah! So GOOD! Boy would eat this for every meal if I let him! hahaha. Cheers, dear!
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    1. Mir

      Gotta educate the kids! But I learn a lot too. Nobody ever knows everything. It’s important to keep challenging ourselves!

  7. Manali@CookWithManali

    turning a baking mix into a delicious pizza is like the best thing ever! And the PB makes it even better! love it Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! I love brownie in pizza form!

  8. Sues

    I’ve never heard of those baking mixes before, but I do know that your “pizza” looks absolutely amazing!
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    1. Mir

      They’re really good, Sues. People loved this!

  9. David @ Spiced

    Your posts about teaching always make me want to go back and start teaching again. Too bad Latin isn’t as much in demand these days! Maybe I’ll start teaching my dogs Latin. I’m pretty much just dying to get my old textbooks back out!

    Also, you had me at pizza here. But brownie pizza? Yes, please! You’ve got some lucky teachers there in your school. Heck, I’d drive down there just to get a slice of this one! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      We have Latin in my county, David. You can do it! 🙂

  10. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    This dessert brownie pizza looks so amazing! I love when you can whip up something simple from a mix and still have it be something different from the regular old cookie. Not that cookies were ever bad though…cookies are amazing. You’re absolutely making a difference in this world, and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise!
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    1. Mir

      I love playing with mixes. Why not? It’s taking out a lot of steps and with an amazing result!

  11. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    My three favorite things together: peanut butter, brownies and PIZZA! This looks incredibly delish!

    p.s. My little sister is a teacher and I know just how much work it is! – know that you are appreciated!

    1. Mir

      Awww. Thanks, Trish!

  12. Rachel @ Bakerita

    This brownie pizza is SO genius, and perfect for a peanut butter aholic like myself 🙂 definitely need to try this one!!
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    1. Mir

      I’m right there with you. I think the PB happens every day!

  13. Oriana @Mommy's Home Cooking

    That is a great looking pizza!! I am glad you enjoyed the new NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® baking mixes. Thanks #client

    1. Mir

      Loved them!

  14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I like to feel like I’m making a teeny difference blogging. Now I know that sounds incredibly sarcastic, and it sort of is, but kinda true. I make people laugh…and look at fun pictures…so they get a relief from the horrible news of the world. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking?

    Wishful thinking for me is that I had this in front of me right now!
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    1. Mir

      You’re making a difference, Dorothy. Really. No sarcasm at all. You’ve changed the way I see dessert!

  15. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

    As a teacher, you definitely know your making a difference in peoples lives! This pizza looks delicious too!
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    1. Mir

      It’s very fulfilling work, Laura. Thanks!

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