Nothing like taking an already decadent dessert and adding more chocolate AND peanut butter to make it an absolutely amazing, sinful square of ultimate decadence!
Serve with a large glass of milk to wash down all of the chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness!
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 10 oz peanut butter chips
- 1 cup chocolate candies (such as Hershey’s Kisses)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 325° and coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add the eggs and blend. Mix in the vanilla.
Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a small mixing bowl.
Add to the butter mixture.
Add the peanut butter chips and stir with a spatula to combine. (Pink spatulas work best… just saying 😉 )
Spread the brownie batter into the baking dish and place in the oven for 45 minutes.
While the brownies are baking make the “brownie frosting”. This is where that “double” chocolate factor comes in to play!
Place the chocolate candies in a small saucepan over low-medium heat.
As they start to melt add the butter, mix well then add the milk, continue to whisk consistently then add the powdered sugar.
Make sure to continue whisking the sauce so that the chocolate does not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.
After whisking for 4-5 minutes, remove from the heat and let stand until the brownies come out of the oven.
Ding! Diiiiiing! That’s the sound of brownie happiness!
Let the brownies cool for 15 minutes before topping with the chocolate frosting.
Allow the frosting to cool on top of the brownies for 30 minutes then cut into squares.
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free flour to make these brownies gluten free.