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.
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
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
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.
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