Any time you put the words “fudge” and “peanut butter” together, only good things can come of it. Toss the word “brownies” in there and it’s certain to be a winner! It didn’t take very long for this plate of brownies to disappear, and the peanut butter frosting was a big hit.
These would be great for taking along to someone’s house, perfect for the holidays. However, I would suggest wrapping the brownies in foil and packing the frosting into a plastic container with a lid. When you arrive, you can frost them right there, much to the delight of your hostess I’m sure. This way you’ll avoid the foil or container sticking to your frosted brownies making a big mess. Just don’t forget to take your pan home with you. Empty. Of course.
These brownies are nice and fudgy and the frosting keeps you from eating too many. *wink* Just rich enough to make you aware of when you say enough (for now).
On an unrelated note, I’m sad to see summer winding down this year. Usually by now I’m ready for fall, but this year has been so mild and last winter seemed to last forever, that I’m just not ready for fall. It’s my favorite season, always has been (and I’m sure I’ll be blowing up Instagram with fall photos soon enough) but I’m still not ready for summer to end. The pictures above are from my recent Instagram post here on this blog. I’ll have another one at the end of this month. And now a test to see if you are really reading this post ;-) I’m going to be starting another blog in the coming months that will focus on recipes that come from the Midwest. I’ve always loved it here and the people are so amazing, so many recipes are comfort food to me. So I want to be able to share this region’s rich food choices with you too! So now the test: if you are from the Midwest, or have food favorites from this region, I’d love to know what they are, please share them in the comments! Stay tuned for the official announcement of that new blog. :) Now, back to the brownies…
Start off by melting the butter and chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir, continue heating at 20 second intervals until chocolate is completed melted and smooth. Allow to cool.
Add sugar to the chocolate and stir until combined.
Add eggs and beat with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until combined. Stir in vanilla.
Stir in the flour and baking soda just until combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Frost the brownies while still in the pan. Remove brownies from pan by lifting the sides of the parchment and place on a cutting board.
Cut into bars.
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