Decadent and Delicious Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting

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Decadent and Delicious Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on January 03, 2024

These heavenly brownies topped with a creamy peanut butter fudge frosting are the ultimate treat for any chocolate and peanut butter lover. The fudgy and moist brownies paired with the smooth and velvety frosting create a perfect balance of flavors. With a total preparing time of 60 minutes, including baking and cooling, this recipe is ideal for special occasions or as a delightful indulgence for yourself.

Ingredients

  • For the Brownies:
  • - 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • - 2 cups granulated sugar
  • - 4 large eggs
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • - 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • - 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • - 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • - 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • For the Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting:
  • - 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • - 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • - 1/4 cup milk
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and granulated sugar. Mix well.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  9. While the brownies are cooling, prepare the peanut butter fudge frosting.
  10. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and peanut butter until well combined.
  11. Gradually add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  12. Once the brownies have cooled completely, spread the peanut butter fudge frosting evenly over the top.
  13. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Peanut butter and chocolate is a classic flavor combination, loved by many.
  • The addition of chocolate chips in the brownie batter adds extra bursts of chocolate goodness.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or halved depending on your needs.
  • Leftover brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.