The beauty of these brownies (other than being ridiculously delicious) is that they are really simple. They use your favorite brownie recipe, whether it be boxed or homemade, and then you smother them in this dense, fudgey peanut butter frosting. This is not the type of frosting you want to ice your cupcakes with because after a few hours in the fridge, it truly takes on a thick fudge like consistency.
I recently made these for a family get together, and despite being over 10 different desserts there, these were devoured. I left a few stragglers in our fridge, and Ryan and I feasted on them with our coffee for a few days. A day after they were all gone, Ryan was already asking when I was making them again. Luckily for him, but unfortunately for my waistline, I have all the ingredients hiding out in our pantry right now. I think another batch is in order very soon!
Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting
1 batch of brownies (I love the Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Family Size)
1 cup peanut butter
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Prepare brownies as directed and then let cool completely.
To make frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together your butter and peanut butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until incorporated after each addition. Add vanilla extract and beat for another 1-2 minutes. Frosting should be thick, but spreadable. Spread frosting evenly over your cooled brownies and refrigerate. These get fudgier then longer they are in the fridge, so keep them in there as long as you can. I recommend at least 3 hours. They are even better the following day, so they are great to make the night before!
11 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting”
Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations. These look great!
It is definitely my favorite combo!
I had to click on this. I love chocolate, I love peanut butter…it was just too tempting. These look awesome!
I’m so glad you think they look tempting! They are killing me! I want to make them again
Mmmm, peanut butter and chocolate – perfect combo! This looks so good and I need to make them very soon. 🙂
They are so good and so easy! You need to make them right away 🙂
I can understand why these were devoured. Drool.
These look so delicious! I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate!
i love chocolate and pb. yum!
Ooooo. You’re a bad bad lady. haha. These look to die for!! I’m glad I jumped over from the DIY Sunday Showcase this morning. Can’t wait to start following you. 🙂 Hope you can hop over to visit me. http://www.curvesandacamera.com
Ooooh! I know I would love these! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
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