Friday, October 25, 2013

Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

This was such a yummy thing to make! And both the brownies and frosting were delicious to eat by themselves and a fantastic pairing! And they are both super easy to make!! I could make the frosting every day and eat it all the time! So good!

Here are the brownies!

1 cup of butter (I use stick butter)
1/2 cup of cocoa
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp Vanilla

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Melt the butter in the microwave and put in mixing bowl. Add cocoa and mix together until smooth.

Add flour and sugar. Beat together. Texture will be very grainy. Add eggs and vanilla.
Mix until combined.

Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan.

FYI, the batter will not be runny like a cake mix. You might need to use a spatula and spread it out over the pan.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.


Peanut Butter Frosting!!!

Ingredients :
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup salted butter, at room temperature
2-3 cups confectioners' sugar
up to 1/4 cup heavy cream or whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions :

  • Beat peanut butter and butter together on medium speed until creamy and well combined. Beat in vanilla.
  • Add confectioners sugar a cup at a time alternating with a tablespoon of heavy cream until it reaches a spreadable consistency (not too thin or thick, when you lift the beater it shouldn't drip right off). Beat 3-4 minutes longer on medium speed until light and fluffy. 

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