Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

Remember when I shared my recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting? I decided to top these brownies with that same frosting and boy are they heaven. If you’re one of those people who love frosted brownies you’re going to love these chocolate peanut butter frosted brownies. I was never one to enjoy frosted brownies until I tried these. That’s when everything changed. Don’t get me wrong, I still love plain brownies. Every once in awhile it’s nice to change things up a bit though. If you make the frosting recipe you’ll only need half to top these chocolate peanut butter brownies. You can eat the other half of the batch with a spoon. I won’t judge 🙂

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So the weather is definitely starting to scream fall now! I love it so so much. Autumn makes me happy and makes me more productive. I love not having to have the air conditioning on in the car and the house. I really enjoy the fresh air and it’s even better when the humidity is non existent I’ve started writing down my autumn bucket list. There’s so many things I want to do before winter comes. I’d love to go apple picking and go to a high school football game. We live right by our local high school so I think it would be fun to go to a game. I haven’t been to a football game in over 4 years. 

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To be honest I don’t really care about football, I just like the atmosphere. My family wasn’t much into sports. They over ever watched the Super Bowl because it was what everyone else was doing that Sunday. To be honest I wish my family would have been interested it in. I like hosting get togethers so it would have been fun to have people over to enjoy some TV. 

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If you want these chocolate peanut butter frosted brownies to be the best they can be, make sure the ratio is even between the brownies and frosting. I know it sounds like too much, but it’s honestly the perfect amount. The frosting is more like a fudge so it provides the perfect combination. 

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Just looking at this picture makes me want to take a bite. Of course you don’t have to top these with sprinkles but it sure does make them look pretty doesn’t it?

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The recipe for the chocolate peanut butter frosting can be found here.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies
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BROWNIES
  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
Frosting
  1. 1/2 of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
Instructions
  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. Frost brownies once cool.
Adapted from Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
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21 Comments

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com
    September 16, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Wow these look flawless and sound perfect.

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    shauna krantz
    September 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Yummy! Love frosting on brownies. Pinned!

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    Heather // girlichef
    September 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    I totally wanted to be alone with that frosting – but now I want to share with these brownies…ermawgaw…they look ridiculously addictive.

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    Kaitlin
    September 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    YUMM!!! these look delicious! I will definitely be trying this recipe out sometime!

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    Kristen
    September 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    These look absolutely AMAZING!!

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    Ashley
    September 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    These look and sound AMAZING!! I’ll have to try this!

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    Dee
    September 16, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    This is a no brainer! I pinned!!!! Looks so good!!!

    Dee from http://www.thecsiproject.com

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    Mrs. Sarah Coller
    September 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Yum! Sounds awesome—pinned!

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    Cristy Mishkula
    September 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    These look so yummy! Definitely pinning!

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    Tonya C
    September 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Yummy! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite flavor combinations!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    September 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    I love brownies but I’ve never been good at making them, however these make me want to try again!

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    Ginny McMeans
    September 16, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Frosted brownies are such an extravagance and I just love it!

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    Lana@NeverEnoughThyme
    September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven! These brownies are so pretty. I can never cut mine as cleanly as these!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    September 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Oh my goodness, these brownies. OMG.

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
    September 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Wow they do look terrific! I know these wouldn’t last long around here!

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    WendyKate
    September 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    These look amazing!

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay)
    September 17, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    I am biting my wrist! Yummo!

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    Susan
    September 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I rarely go for frosted brownies but when it comes to peanut butter, I’ll take it and your version looks hard to resist.

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    Nikki @ NikSnacks
    September 18, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Yes, the sprinkles DO make the brownies look pretty! I hope you’re able to get to a football game before you’re able to see your breath in the air 🙂

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic
    September 19, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    The frosting looks like perfection! I’m sure any football fans would be thrilled to put a few of those brownies away during a big game gathering.

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