Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fix Brownies

Total Time
20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was developed with my Kittencal's Extreme Chocolate Brownies If you are in need of a peanut butter and chocolate fix, this will cure it for sure! Prep time does not include make the brownies. The chocolate topping can be doubled if desired for a thicker layer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • BROWNIES

  • 23 cup butter or 23 cup margarine
  • 1 13 cups sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsley chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING or GANACHE

  • 1 cup peanut butter (use purchased peanut butter)
  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 34 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 18 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon 18% table cream (or use half and half cream or full-fat milk)
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • TOPPING

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 cup butter

Directions

  1. For the brownies; set oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a heavy saucepan bring butter, sugar and water to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved (about 3 minutes) remove from heat and stir in 2 cups chocolate chips until melted then vanilla; cool slightl.
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk eggs until blended then add into the slightly cooled chocolate mixture, beating or whisking until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add in flour, baking soda and salt; add to the egg/chocolate mixture; mix to combine.
  6. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and chopped peanuts.
  7. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes (do not overbake).
  9. Cool completely.
  10. For the frosting/ganache; in a bowl beat peanut butter with 1/4 cup butter using an electric mixer until well combined.
  11. Add in powdered sugar, pinch salt, nutmeg, cream and vanilla; beat until smooth and blended.
  12. Spread over cooled brownies.
  13. For the chocolate topping; in a saucepan combine the chocolate with 1/4 cup butter; cook stirring over low heat until smooth (this can also be done in the microwave).
  14. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the peanut butter ganache, then spread out to cover.
  15. Chill about 2 hours or until set.
  16. Cut into squares.
Most Helpful

5 5

Darn you Kittencal! Everytime I need a "go to" recipe, I can find it under your name! Thanks for another winner!

4 5

Wow, I loved these. However, since I'm the kind of person who doesn't measure out ingredients before-hand, I had to make some adjustments. Had to leave out the peanuts in the actual brownie, and when I went to make the frosting, I found that someone had put an empty jar into the cupboard. So my frosting had 1/4 peanut butter and 3/4 cup of Nutella (which was the closest thing I could find). It was still really good, but because Nutella has 10000x more sugar, it was REALLY sweet. Altogether pretty awesome. The brownie part reminded me of those store-bought 2-bite brownies. :)