Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Simple Peanut Butter Fudge Chocolate Brownies

Has there ever been a more perfect fusion than peanut butter and chocolate?  How about a scrumptious triple chocolate brownie with melt in your mouth peanut butter fudge frosting on top?  Do I have your attention yet?  Let's drizzle it with melted chocolate and sprinkle some peanuts on top.  THAT is a dessert  masterpiece!

Slow Roasters, you know Friday is usually our "Diving into Decadence" day.  But, this dessert was soooo amazing we couldn't wait.  We had to share it early. Because it is soooo fabulous, I would serve it with milk.  You know, for a healthy balance.

There is a perfect day for a dessert this rich and decadent. MonDay, TuesDay, ThursDay, WednesDay, FriDay, SunDay, SaturDay...  Andiamo!  EveryDay is simply the PERFECT DAY for this dessert!
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Author: Donna Elick
Simple Peanut Butter Fudge Chocolate Brownies

Simple Peanut Butter Fudge Chocolate Brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate, what else does a girl need? How about a ooey gooey triple chocolate brownie piled high with chunky roasted peanut butter fudge frosting, drizzled with melted chocolate and topped with peanuts?
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 50 Min


For the brownies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons melted
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (I used Pernigotti) plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
  • 1 recipe peanut butter fudge frosting (recipe to follow)
Peanut butter fudge frosting
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 pound (about 2 cups) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Skippy chunky)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the brownies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and dust an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.
  2. Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Add the semi sweet chocolate chips and coffee granules and whisk until smooth. Set it aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine. Add 1/4 cup of flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Whisk the ingredients until they are well combined.
  4. Toss 4 ounces of the milk chocolate chips in a small bowl with a teaspoon of flour. Add them to the chocolate batter and stir. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Rap the pan on the counter to dislodge any air bubbles.
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Frost the brownie with some peanut butter fudge frosting.
Peanut butter fudge frosting
  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each.
  3. Continue to beat on medium speed until it is light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the peanut butter and vanilla, beat until thoroughly blended.
  5. Spread evenly over the brownies.

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  1. You know this speaks to me! Peanut butter and chocolate are perfect any day, everyday, once a day, twice a day ... :)

  2. Yes, you have my attention!! This is awesome at it's awesomest!

  3. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations!

  4. yum yum yum!! pb/choc is so outrageously delicious!

  5. Chocolate and peanut butter are so perfect together! These look delicious, thanks for sharing.

  6. yes PLEASE. can this recipe get any better? i think not.

  7. it looks yummy but no recipe!!!!!!!!!!

    1. There is a link to the recipe in the center of the page.

      Thank you!


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