Peanut Butter Frosted Fudge Brownies
One of the best flavor combinations out there - chocolate and peanut butter - comes together in this recipe for Peanut Butter Frosted Fudge Brownies. Deliciously decadent, these chewy treats are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Easy to whip together, this scrumptious dessert gives you the sweetness of chocolate mixed with the nutty, salty flavor of peanut butter. Indulge with this great frosted brownies. You won't believe how fast they disappear.
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Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time30 min
- For Brownies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- For Frosting
- 2 1/2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
Melt butter and chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir, continue heating at 20 second intervals until chocolate is completed melted and smooth. Allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, allowing parchment to hang over the sides.
Add sugar to the chocolate and stir until combined. Add eggs and beat with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until combined. Stir in vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking soda just until combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Combine butter and cream cheese in a medium mixer bowl and beat until creamy.
Gradually add the powdered sugar a cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Continue to beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the peanut butter and beat until thoroughly blended.
Frost the brownies while still in the pan. Remove brownies from pan by lifting the sides of the parchment and place on a cutting board. Cut into bars.
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