Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies – is there a better combination?

In my opinion, chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best combination of flavors.  This brownie epitomizes the combination with a layer of chocolate brownie studded with salted peanuts, crunchy peanut butter frosting, and bittersweet chocolate ganache to top it all off.  I made these brownies a few years ago for a Super Bowl party, and decided it was time to try them again this past weekend when we had some family over for dinner.  I was in a bit of a hurry when making these, so they didn’t turn out to be the prettiest things I’ve ever baked, but THAT did not hurt the flavor one bit.

The recipe can be found on here.  A couple of notes:  make sure to let the brownies cool completely before spreading on the layer of peanut butter frosting, or you’ll mangle the brownie layer (as I did).  Also be sure to whip the frosting until it’s smooth, or it won’t spread evenly (as pictured below).  Make sure you have milk in the fridge too – you’ll need it with these!

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