These peanut butter brownie bombs are perfect for all occasions! Rich brownies filled with peanut butter and covered with chocolate and peanut butter icing.

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About Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted.

2015 is finally coming to a close and I’m trying to recharge a little before we spring into 2016.

Now, don’t get me wrong – 2015 was a wild ride and it really has been an awesome holiday season – but for me, the holidays aren’t exactly over yet. Today officially starts the beginning of my end-of-year staycation, and it’ll also be the first “true” break I’ve had since starting this little food blog in September 2014.

However, this staycation won’t be like the ones I used to take when I had my old office job.

Back then, I’d just lock myself in the house for a week with my Netflix and chocolate, and if my thoughts ever dared to stray toward work I’d just cure it with another glass of wine. Alas, those days are long gone now that I’m working for myself, so I’ll still have to put in some hours during my “break” – but trust me, don’t even begin to feel sorry for me, not even a little bit.

I won’t be suffering.

Because you see, I’ll be cooking and baking up a storm during my “time off” in order to better prepare for all the fun that’s coming in 2016. And better yet, I’m kicking things off right now by whipping up another item on my baking bucket list: peanut butter brownie bombs.

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I’ve been wanting to make these for what feels like forever (where “forever” means a few years ago when I first saw them on Pinterest), because how can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?

They’re like the perfect combination of a brownie, cookie, cake, and a truffle, all in a convenient bite-sized form. And let’s be honest here: the chocolate is great and all, but the peanut butter…  oh, the peanut butter. The peanut butter is really what makes these little morsels so good.

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I picked up SKIPPY® Natural Peanut Butter Spread specifically to make these brownie bombs, because I happen to like the taste and the texture over other brands – it’s so much easier to bake and create with. And as I expected, it ended up being the perfect compliment to fulfilling this new culinary milestone for me.

So while I’m MIA for the next week, know that I’ll be working on cooking up some great recipes… and finishing off this batch of brownie bombs.

It’s a tough job, I know, but someone’s gotta do it.

So you see? No need to waste sympathy on me!

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Recipe Details

Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs! These peanut butter brownie bombs are perfect for all occasions! Rich brownies filled with peanut butter and covered with chocolate and peanut butter icing. | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.5 from 4 votes

Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

30 mins prep + 40 mins cook
533 kcal
Yields: 16 brownie bombs
These peanut butter brownie bombs are perfect for all occasions! Rich brownies filled with peanut butter and covered with chocolate and peanut butter icing.

Ingredients 

Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs
Peanut Butter Royal Icing

Instructions

For the Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs
  • Prepare fudge brownie mix per package instructions, using a 9x13 baking dish. Once brownies have been baked, set aside and allow to cool completely (typically 1-2 hours).
  • While brownies cool, prepare peanut butter filling. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), mix together peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Cover bowl and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Place about 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a bowl and set nearby. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove bowl of peanut butter mixture from freezer. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of peanut butter mixture, drop it in the powdered sugar, and toss to coat. Roll the peanut butter into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all the peanut butter has been used.
  • Place tray with peanut butter balls in the freezer and chill for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove tray from freezer and place nearby. Using a pizza cutter, cut brownies into 1 to 1 1/2 inch squares. Pick up a brownie square and use your hands to press the brownie flat, making it as thin as you can without it falling apart. Place a peanut butter ball in the center of the flattened brownie and gently wrap the brownie around the peanut butter ball. Use your palms to gently roll it into a ball; it doesn't need to be perfect, and it's okay if some of the peanut butter shows through. Place the finished brownie ball back on the parchment paper. Continue this step until all the peanut butter balls are covered with brownie.
  • Place try with brownie covered peanut butter balls back in the freezer and let chill for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove tray from freezer and place nearby. Prepare another baking sheet and cover it with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips per package instructions, stirring generously between heating. Drop a brownie ball in the melted chocolate and toss to coat. Place the coated peanut butter brownie bomb on the new sheet of parchment paper. Continue this step until all the brownie balls are covered. Make sure the chocolate stays creamy - you may need to reheat the chocolate half way through.
  • Let the chocolate coating on the brownie bombs harden by letting them rest on the countertop or in the refrigerator before decorating with icing.
For the Peanut Butter Royal Icing
  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer plus small bowl), mix together the powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Icing consistency should be firm but still able to drop from a spoon. If icing is too dry, add 1/2 tsp water until desired consistency is reached. If icing is too runny, add 1 tbsp powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
  • Place icing in an pastry bag with a small tip (or use a Ziploc bag with a small hole cut in a corner). Drizzle peanut butter royal icing over peanut butter brownie bombs as desired.
  • Allow icing to harden before storing or eating. Peanut brownie bombs should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3.9mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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49 comments

    • Matt @ Plating Pixels

    These are absolutely amazing! And I love the bright and vibrant photos! Drool.

    • Hil

    Oh my goodness these look so amazing! My an old friend of mine loves peanut butter and chocolate, I know he would love these!

    You should come link up at our Bloggers Spotlight party, we pin everything to our group board and have two separate link-ups, one for posts and one devoted to pins so you get even more exposure!
    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/category/bloggers-spotlight/

    • Sara

    Enjoy your time off, you deserve it! And I’ll try not to break my site until after you come back LOL ;). These brownie bombs look seriously delicious, I think I could eat a dozen of them!

    • Thanks Sara! Hope the site is still holding up okay 😀

    • Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give

    Oh my goodness! So many layers of delicious goodness. I’d be afraid I’d eat the entire batch!

    • That’s almost what I did Kimberly Ann 😀 I had to invite the neighbors over to save me from myself!

    • Frugal Mom of 8

    Those look amazing!

    • Kate – Highlights Along the Way

    Oh no! I am in trouble – do you think my family would complain if I made these for dinner tomorrow night?! 😉 looks delicious!

    • Ha, if you make these for dinner, I’m coming over! Thanks Kate 😀

    • Brittany

    Oh my, these look so yummy! I need some now! Anything PB + chocolate has my vote!

    • Completely agree Brittany 😀 Thanks!

    • Abbey ~ Mind, Body, Babies

    These look amazing, I will be trying them out in the next week over break!

    • Thanks Abbey, I hope they turn out great!

    • Molly Kumar

    These look super yum and so easy to make – Great Recipe Chrisy!

    • Debbie @ Traveling Well For Less

    Yum, those looks so delicious and easy to make. I might try it with the crunchy to give it more texture.

    • Crunchy peanut butter would be interesting 😀 If you make them, I’d love to hear how they turn out!

    • Becky @ Disney in your Day

    I had sooo many sweets over Christmas, but these still look amazing!

    • Somehow there’s always room for more sweets 😀 Thanks Becky!

    • Kristina

    ha, I have taken those kind of breaks too. enjoy it – and the brownie bombs, they sound perfect!

    • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    You had me at peanut butter!!! I love any kind of peanut butter and chocolate combination 🙂 These look amazing!

    • Lee Anne

    omg those look sooo good!

    • Krista Williams

    These cookies are actually my version of heaven on earth. I LOVE SKIPPY! It’s so good and with chocolate, I can’t really read without wanting one!

    Love it!
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

    • Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    Peanut butter + chocolate is always a good idea, and these look SOOOO tasty! I love bite-sized food. That means I can have 10 in a single sitting instead of just one, right? 😉

    • I like the way you think! Thanks Marlynn 😀

    • Fancy Free Nancy

    Great pictures and I def will make these!

    • Marye

    Oh wow, these look fantastic!

    • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I hear you! I don’t think many people know how exhausting food blogging is! I am deeming this week vacation time (and so glad my an old friend of mine is off, too!) These peanut butter brownie bombs are needed in my life (so I can indulge once more before the New Year!)

    • Glad someone understands! Hope you’ve been enjoying your vacation week 😀