Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

I love finding awesome deals. Monday night I found a great deal that was almost as awesome as these brownies with peanut butter frosting. I’m in need of a new office chair. The one I currently sit in kills my back after sitting in it for 30 minutes. Of course an office chair that soothes my back costs over a hundred dollars. I wasn’t willing to spend that much money.

Rich Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

A deal came across my Facebook newsfeed for a office chair that was now selling for $35.00 originally $150.00. I thought that it had to be too good to be true. The chair must be uncomfortable yada yada yada. I went and  looked at the reviews and it was given almost 5 stars after over 500 reviews.  I didn’t waste any time ordering it. Yesterday we headed over to Staples so I could sit in the chair (My patience is non-existent). It was like sitting on a cloud of pillows. I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can sit in it all day writing blog posts 🙂

Rich Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

I’m starting to think I should have bought two of the chairs considering I live with a man who seems to take over everything I buy. I take it as a compliment though, it just means I have good taste. I find deals on everything. If something isn’t on sale, clearance or selling for cheap, I won’t buy it. Oh, and I always try and use coupons. We eat healthy foods, I know you probably had no idea by the things I share on my blog. But, we do. I only eat white meat and only taste the desserts I make. Healthy eating isn’t cheap unless you know how to shop. My local grocery store gives monthly coupons for organic/natural products so when they come in the mail I don’t let them go to waste. With the coupon the products usually end up costing around the same price of a non-organic product.

Rich Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

How do I resist all the desserts I make? Honestly, they make me sick. I’ve been eating well for so long that if I eat too much sugar it makes me sick to my stomach. I’ll snack on a cucumber instead 😉 

Rich Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
Yields 16
A rich and dreamy brownie smothered in peanut butter frosting.
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  1. 1 1/4 sticks butter
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 tsp. salt
  5. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup flour
  1. 6 tbs. butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup peanut butter
  3. 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a small pot melt butter over low heat.
  4. Stir in sugar, cocoa, and salt.
  5. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  6. Stir in eggs, one at a time.
  7. Mix in the vanilla.
  8. Add flour and combine until smooth.
  9. Pour into prepared pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  10. For the frosting; cream together butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  11. Frost brownies once cool.
  1. I stored mine in the refrigerator.
  2. If you want to get the brownies out of the pan in one block simply cool in the refrigerator and turn pan upside down on top of a cutting board. The brownies will pop right out then just flip it right side up, frost and enjoy!
Adapted from Not Without Salt
Adapted from Not Without Salt
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Rich Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting via Sweet as a Cookie

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  • Reply
    February 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    I’m so glad you found a comfy chair 🙂 Yes, from our blogs it looks like all we do is bake and eat sometimes 🙂 Hope you have a great week.

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      Karissa Krishart
      February 20, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      I am constantly asked how are you so tiny with all the foods you make. Do people really think we eat them all by ourselves? I hope your week is wonderful as well 🙂 Thank you for stopping by Melissa.

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    Manhattan Image and Style
    February 20, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    One word: yummy!! What a great recipe! You have such an inspiring blog!

    Feel free to visit my blog as well! There are tons of tips on fashion, beauty, style, health, personal growth and more! <3

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    February 24, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    These brownies look like heaven!! Pinned 🙂 And I totally understand people thinking that all you feed your family is junk food! Crazy people! 😉

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