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. Similar in deliciousness is our Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna and our Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge – but today we are making Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies!
Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
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 peanut butter fudge brownies are the perfect chocolate and peanut butter dessert recipe!
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).
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
For the peanut butter frosting:
- 2.5 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
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How to make Peanut Butter Fudge 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.
I hope you LOVE these delicious peanut butter fudge brownies as much as my family and I did! If you prefer a no-bake dessert option, I came across these No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake Parfaits and think they would be perfect for a barbecue or summer party! If it’s getting close to holiday time and pie is on your mind, you might want to try this Peanut Butter Fudge Pie with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel. Of course cheesecake lovers will go nuts over this Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake. Both are great for the holidays and ideal for peanut butter lovers!
Don’t forget to stop by some of my other amazing peanut butter desserts below…