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LAYERED PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES

Yield

15 brownies

Time

1 hour 55 minutes

Layered with homemade brownies, creamy peanut butter, and semi-sweet chocolate, these layered peanut butter brownies are easy to make yet still feel gourmet.

INGREDIENTS

Chocolate Brownie Layer ‣ 1 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 2 cups granulated sugar ‣ 1 cup salted butter, melted ‣ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ‣ 4 eggs Peanut Butter Layer ‣ 2 cups powdered sugar ‣ 1/2 cup salted butter, softened ‣ 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter ‣ 2 tablespoons whole milk Chocolate Topping Layer ‣ 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips ‣ 1/2 cup salted butter, cubed ‣ 1 tablespoon whole milk, plus more for consistency

1

Prepare the brownie batter by thoroughly mixing together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs. Pour the batter into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Once done, send it off to bake!

MAKE THE BATTER

2

While the brownies bake and cool, prepare the peanut butter layer by whipping together the powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter, and milk.

MIX THE PEANUT BUTTER

3

Spread the peanut butter layer over the cooled brownies.

ADD THE SECOND LAYER

4

Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until smooth. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, then mix in a splash of milk for consistency.

MIX THE CHOCOLATE

5

Top the peanut butter layer with the chocolate mixture, again smoothing it out into an even layer.

ADD THE THIRD LAYER

6

Cover the baking dish and let chill in the refrigerator until the top layer is set.

LET SET