Bake Sale Part 2 – Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies

A friend of mine posted a link to these on my Facebook wall, practically begging me to make them for the bake sale.  How can you resist that kind of request?  Truly, there wasn’t much convincing that had to happen.  How can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, especially peanut butter frosting!!

Original Recipe is here: http://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/2013/04/12/reeses-peanut-butter-brownies/

What You Need

1 ½ cups sugar

¾ cup flour

¾ cup cocoa powder

3 eggs

¾ cup melted butter

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup mini chocolate chips

 

Frosting

1 stick of butter (softened)

1 cup peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons of milk

 

And Here’s What You Do

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Put all brownie ingredients into a bowl and mix until just combined.  Try not to over mix them!  Spread the mix into a greased 9X13 pan.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

2. While the brownies are baking, prepare the frosting.  Blend all ingredients until fluffy (takes about 4-5 minutes).

3. Cool those brownies completely before frosting!  Carefully spread the frosting over the brownies.  Top with Reese’s Pieces candy and drizzle with melted chocolate.

What I Did

Due to Scott’s amazing foresight, I had a 7 pound bag of chocolate chips at my disposal (yes, 7 pounds.  Sam’s Club is amazing.)  So, the mini chocolate chips didn’t make their way in to the brownies.  But their regular-sized cousins did!  I also used soy milk in the frosting instead of dairy milk.  We’ve pretty much gone off dairy milk at our house.  Since discovering that it was fewer Weight Watchers points than the 2% that Scott likes while having pretty much the same taste, it was an easy decision to make.

I didn’t drizzle with melted chocolate, but I don’t think that they were missing any of the flavors. 

Reaction

While cutting these up for packaging, one of them ‘accidentally’ broke, so we had to sacrifice it to the Quality Control Gods.  Oh dear!  Oh dear is a good way to put how delicious these turned out!  All glorious chocolate and peaks of peanutty fluff in one delightful package! 

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I’ve made these again since the bake sale (this time for Scott to take to work), leaving off the frosting.  For those, I included a heaping tablespoon of marshmallow fluff to make them delightfully gooey.  Apparently, they went over just as well without the frosting as they did with!  I think I may have found a keeper “from scratch” brownie recipe!

And my friend won’t say what he bought, but I know he spent about $20.  I hope he enjoyed the brownies!

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

 

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