Sunday, November 6, 2011

Over The Top PB Brownies

These are over the top chocolate peanut butter bars of bliss...if you like that kind of stuff. My little one looovvvves peanut butter, and she is gonna loves these.
Brownie *
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
4 lg eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 c chopped salted peanuts
Preheat oven to 325ยบ. Butter the bottom of your 9x13" baking pan; cut a piece of waxed paper to fit bottom and press it onto buttered surface. In large micro-wave safe bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and chocolate. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir. If chocolate is not softened, continue to microwave at 10- second intervals, removing before it's completely melted.
Beat eggs and vanilla into melted chocolate with a wooden spoon. Beat in flour and salt. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top, sprinkle peanuts over top. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean, 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely.
 *Feel free to use a boxed Brownie mix
PB Layer
1c peanut butter (not natural or old-fashioned)
1/4 c (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c powdered sugar
3 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Using a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. The mixture should be very spreadable, if not add a little more milk. Now spread this over your cooled brownies. Put in refrigerator while you make chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Layer
1/4 c unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c powdered milk
2 tbsp whole milk
1 bag of Mini Peanut Butter Cups
To make chocolate frosting, beat together all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.When frosting looks silky smooth, spread it on your peanut butter layer. Sprinkle top of layer with chopped up Mini Peanut Butter Cups. Refrigerate until set and then cut into squares and serve.

6 comments:

MySweetCreations said...

Wow....whoa.....that looks amazing!

Gisela said...

These look so good! I'm almost afraid to make them!

Raina said...

OMG! These look incredible!

Erin said...

Hoy moly! Look at these bad boys! I need 2 of them right now to make my day better!

HHolly said...

There must be a misprint in the recipe. It calls for a cup of powdered milk. It must mean a cup of powdered sugar. The milk made it nasty. Through it out and used sugar. Much much better.

miss_ellis said...

powdered sugar was definitely the way to go! fabulous, by the way!