Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
Drum roll… this is our first fudge recipe!

Fudge is great, but chocolate is really great, which means fudge with chocolate brownies has my name written all over it.

Would you like to try one of these scrumptious bites?

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
These taste similar to Reese’s Cups with all the peanut butter chocolately goodness in them. But they are more chewy, dense, and fudgy :-)

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
As the holiday season approaches I’m getting really excited about seasonal desserts and cookie exchanges. And I don’t think anyone would mind if contributed this peanut butter brownie fudge to a cookie exchange.

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
I would suggest cutting these into small squares because they are rich, and that way you can have more than one!

If you want to speed up the baking process, you could swap boxed brownies for the homemade ones in the recipe.

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: One 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 10 tbsp butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 11 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

    For the brownies
  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for one minute intervals, stirring in between, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Set the mixture aside until it cools to room temperature. (You can pop it in the fridge to speed up this process.)
  5. Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one.
  7. When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended, add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for about 40 strokes with spoon or a rubber spatula.
  8. Spread evenly in the lined pan.
  9. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Let pan cool completely on a rack, or stick in the fridge to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Next, spread the prepared peanut butter fudge (see instructions below) in a single layer on top of the brownies, smoothing with a rubber spatula.
  12. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until the fudge has set.
  13. Then carefully lift the peanut butter fudge brownies out of the pan by pulling on the parchment paper.
  14. Cut the brownies into squares and serve.
  15. For the peanut butter fudge
  16. Bring butter and peanut butter to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until combined and smooth.
  17. Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla until combined.
  18. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, stirring until combined.
  19. Then immediately add fudge to brownies.
  20. The fudge may have some lumps from the powered sugar and that is fine.

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

http://thefirstyearblog.com/peanut-butter-fudge-brownies/

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
If you’re like me, I don’t like having too many sweets on hand, so into the freezer they go, and these freeze well.

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42 comments

  1. I certainly wouldn’t mind getting these. I love that you combined brownies and fudge. Pinning these now.

  2. These look great Beth! Love how you can freeze them! I always make brownies and put them in the freezer for the kids lunches!

  3. This looks dangerous for my thighs, but I think my boys would mow through them so quickly that I’d be safe from consuming too many! Will definitely try these! Thanks for linking up with the Tatertotsandjello link party!

  4. Saving the recipe asap. This fudge looks so peanutty and fudgy, yum!

  5. OK so I am officially in trouble. These look way too good for me. And I just finished telling myself that I was going to start working on eating better to avoid the Holiday Bulge….and then you share something like this…THEY LOOK GOOD like really good….do you think it would be OK if I had these then started working on eating better?…
    Saving to Pinterest and Facebook, so do not want to loose this recipe.

    • Hahaha, so sorry I am not helping you eat better. Make them, eat a few and give the rest away!

  6. Ohhh this sounds soo good!!! The peanut butter & brownie combination sounds SO GOOD for fudge!!!! YUM!!!

  7. Oh, my goodness, these sound wonderful and I just baked a pan of brownies! Great timing.

  8. Looks GREAT! Stopped by from Marvelous Mondays…can I make these for breakfast? :)

  9. Oh my, these looks so delicious! I might have to make some today (I love it when I find an awesome recipe and have everything on hand to make it!!). Pinned! :)

  10. oh yum! i think i need to try these. my son would go nuts, he loves anything that resembles a peanut butter cup! and i’m pretty sure there would be zero complaints if you brought this to a cookie party! :)

  11. Wow! those look great. I love reses so im going to have to try them!!

  12. Oh wow, these look amazing. You can’t beat the combination of peanut and chocolate. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  13. Could not have come up with a better, tastier, full-out delicious dessert. I thank you for providing me with a new and sophisticated dessert to bring to my church Christmas party….

  14. Oh wow, these brownies look so delicious! So glad you linked them up @ The Weekend re-Treat this week! Pinned and I’ll be sharing on our FB page later tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  17. Oh. My. Word. These brownies look dee-lish! Would love to have you share them at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party going on now! http://www.madefrompinterest.net

    Thanks!
    Deb

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  23. Hi Beth!

    These look absolutely delicious, and I would love to have you linkup and share these with my readers for Tasty Tuesdays! I hope to see you there!

    http://www.mrsthreeinthree.com/2014/01/tasty-tuesdays-44.html

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  26. I want one of these right now!! Featuring them on Tasty Tuesdays at Red Cottage Chronicles! I know a lot of people who are going to be very happy when I make these.

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