February 19th, 2013

Peanut Butter Brownies with Fudge Frosting


We hope you had a wonderful long weekend.  Jocelyn and I had a fabulous time in Utah.  First, we went to the Build Your Blog Conference {thanks 6 Sisters for hosting} and met so many fun and wonderful bloggers!  We learned much about blogging and hope to introduce you to some of the amazing friends we made.  Of course we also found time for a few of our favorite things while we were there.


Today I’m sharing another of my favorites- chocolate and peanut butter, truly a match made in heaven!  These brownies are incredible.  This Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe is from the Dave Ramsey website . . . who knew that Dave Ramsey had more than just great financial advice!


Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe with Fudge Frosting


1 cup of butter (2 sticks, no substitutions)
1/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs (at room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (18-ounce) jar peanut butter
fudge frosting (below)

  1. Melt 1 cup butter and 1/3 cup cocoa in a saucepan over low heat until butter melts, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Combine sugar, flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Slowly add chocolate mixture and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended. Do not overbeat.
  6. Spread mixture into a greased 15 x 10 inch jellyroll pan. (Note: Any other pan could result in dry brownies, undercooked brownies or the mixture overflowing the pan. )
  7. Bake in 350-degree oven for 25–30 minutes. Every oven is different, so I recommend inserting a toothpick in the middle of the brownies and making sure it comes out clean. If not, cook one minute at a time until done. Don’t overcook.

Peanut Butter Topping

  1. Spoon mounds of peanut butter across the top of the hot brownies. As peanut butter begins to soften and melt, gently spread evenly across the top of the hot brownies.
  2. Let cool completely, and then chill for 30 minutes until peanut butter sets up firm.

Fudge Frosting

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup whole milk (no substitutions)
10 large marshmallows
1/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar

  1. Cook 1 stick of butter, milk and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows melt.
  2. Remove pan from heat and gradually sift in 1/4 cup cocoa, beating with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  3. Sift powdered sugar and gradually stir into cocoa mixture with hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Spread frosting over peanut butter; place back in fridge and chill at least another 20 minutes so fudge frosting will set.
  5. If not serving immediately, cover with foil and keep in fridge.
  6. To serve, trim off all of the edges of the brownies. Cut into small squares (these are very rich). Optional: Garnish each piece with 1/4 of a miniature peanut butter cup. Best served at room temperature.

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2 Responses to “Peanut Butter Brownies with Fudge Frosting”

  1. These look so yummy! That frosting sounds delicious!

  2. I’ve never tried just putting plain peanut butter on top of brownies to melt–I love simplicity! The recipe for frosting sounds delicious, too! I can’t wait to try it–thanks for sharing.


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