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Brownies with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting Recipe

These brownies are so fudgy and the peanut butter frosting puts them over the top!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best brownies, chocolate brownies
Servings: 24
Calories: 362kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces for topping

Instructions

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in flour, cocoa and salt until combined.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Spread over the top of cooled brownies and sprinkle with Reese's Pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg