April 3rd, 2014

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

peanut butter frosted brownies

There is a universal pull towards chocolate and peanut butter combined. I promise it is real, just like the universal pull that makes me fill my shopping cart at Target when I only went in for a couple of items. My husband loves when I go to Target. šŸ˜‰ However, any recipe combining sweet decadent chocolate and creamy salty peanut butter is always okay. I dare you to eat just one bite of these amazing Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies, because as if peanut butter wasn’t enough, we have cream cheese in this frosting as well. Oh my!!

brownies with peanut butter frosting

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies


1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I like to useĀ Dark Cocoa)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter Frosting:

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar


For the Brownies: PreheatĀ oven to 350Āŗ. Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil, then spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the sugars, butter and water with a whisk. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, stir to combine. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan and bake 17-20 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Frosting: Beat together the cream cheese, butter and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar until desired consistency and sweetness. Evenly spread over cooled brownies.


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2 Responses to “Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies”

  1. Yummy!! I can’t wait to hear my roommate’s glee when I make these. I often make brownies with peanut butter swirled in the batter.

  2. Thanks Cathy. Any use of peanut butter and chocolate is a good day!


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