Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Can we just take a look at these for a second, please?  

The most delicious and fudgy brownies you'll ever put in your mouth! Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Frosting!

Actually maybe we should take a few minutes. Or hours. I could stare at these babies 4eva. 

Gooey. Stuffed with big chunks of dark chocolate. Topped with the most delicious peanut butter frosting you’ve ever had! Seriously, I could swim in that frosting and probably ate a good quarter of it straight out of the bowl before topping the brownies.

It’s a frosting-casualty that I’m willing to sacrifice.  

The most delicious and fudgy brownies you'll ever put in your mouth! Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Frosting!

You know, me and brownie go waaaaaay back. They probably come in second as my favorite dessert (apple pie will always hold the gold medal in my heart), and I ain’t no brownie snob either. Give me a pre-made box of brownie mix and I’m as happy as a clam. A clam with brownie batter smothered all over its shell. What am I talking about again? 

Oh yeah, these. 

The most delicious and fudgy brownies you'll ever put in your mouth! Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Frosting!

They’re made entirely from scratch, but come together ridiculously quickly. I can probably have the batter done in less than 10 minutes, and that’s with me stealing bites every 4 seconds. Yes, that’s right. 4 seconds to be exact. The base layer of these gorgeous little love bites comes from Something Swanky. I found her recipe off Pinterest (also you should follow me so you can see all 9 million recipes I’ve pinned) a few months ago, and don’t think I’ll ever use another brownie recipe again. Thick, fudgy, and with big ol’ chunks of chocolate. What more could you possibly want? 

And now I really need to get back to talking about this frosting. I want to spend all of my waking hours combining butter and powdered sugar and peanut butter and happiness and then eat it out of the mixer with a spoon the size of my face while watching Game of Thrones on the couch. Very specific, I know, but that’s my dream in life.  

The most delicious and fudgy brownies you'll ever put in your mouth! Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Frosting!

It’s just so light and fluffy and perfectly sweet that I can’t even handle it. I just want to nosh all over it SO HARD. And you will too, once you try it.

Please, please make these. You will thank me.

 Brownie Base from Something Swanky

5.0 from 4 reviews
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
 
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Ridiculously delicious and fudgy brownies smothered in he best peanut butter frosting ever!
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Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • Brownie Base:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Frosting:
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp half and half or cream
  • ½ cup packed peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and eggs, then mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing till just combined. Stir in the dark chocolate chunks.
  5. Bake in a 9x9 baking dish lined with parchment paper for 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
  6. To make the frosting, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, half and half, and peanut butter. Try not to eat all of it out of the bowl.
  7. Layer the frosting over the brownies and spread it out evenly. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I.Can.t.Even.
    I am a die hard chocolate and peanut butter mix kinda girl. Slap it together in brownie form? You’ve got one happy girl. I have been craving brownies for so long now.
    You are the kitchen genius. No if, ands, or buts.
    Care to send me a package of these? ;)
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  2. Autumn Wieland says

    woo-wee! I don’t normally comment on recipe posts that I haven’t tried yet…but these pictures and juicy details on this post changed allll that! Those honestly look so good. The flavor combo looks (IS) good, the pics look good (aka awesome), and the texture looks good! <3 brownies!
  3. says

    Chocolate & pb really are a match made in Heaven! I’m getting all bubbly inside just looking @ the photo. I bet they are to die for!!

  4. says

    These look amazing, girl. Well, aside from the fact that they have peanut butter, anyways :P But replace the PB with AB and I’m in heaven. Actually, I had a similar frosting on my last birthday cake, so I can definitely say that this one’s a winner. And with chocolate? I swoon.
  5. says

    How in the world did I miss these babies? I just signed up for your newsletter so it won’t happen again :-)

    The peanut butter frosting is seriously making me drool – I just made some dark chocolate heath brownies, and now I am considering adding your PB frosting to the top!

  6. says

    Are we the same person?! Our dreams in life are pretty similar the same at this point. Though I might alternate whipping up batches of this peanut frosting and my go-to chocolate frosting [read: chocolate whipped cream. Simple. Addictive.] and watch old episodes of Gossip Girl instead. It’s kind of the same thing, right?!
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  7. Autumn Wieland says

    So I made these last night. yah. SO GOOD! ah! It was quite unhealthy of me for the amount I ate :* But oh my, these are absolutely a keeper!

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