Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Delight!

This dessert is just devine!  And even though it’s rich, it’s hard to eat just a little bit!  I am pretty sure peanut butter and chocolate is my most favorite combination.  If they sold peanut butter M&M’s in Russia, I am pretty sure my Russian experience would be complete.  🙂  But alas, they do not…if you want to send me some, I am open to the prospect!

Enjoy this deLIGHTful treat!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Delight (from Ice Cream Before Dinner)

Preheat to 350 F. Line an 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper or spray with generously with Pam.

Brownie Layer:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1 tsp. vanilla

1 C. sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 C. + 2 TBS. AP flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp.  salt

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate together and stir until combined. Mix in the vanilla extract and allow to cool slightly. Beat the sugar and eggs in a large bowl and add in the chocolate mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt.  Stir into the chocolate mixture.  Add chocolate chunks and stir to combine.  Spread the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake about 22 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting:

1/4 C. unsalted butter, soft

1/2 C. packed light brown sugar

2 TBS. milk

1/2 C. creamy peanut butter

1/2 C. + 2 TBS. AP flour

1/2 tsp. salt

Beat the butter and brown sugar together until creamy. Mix in the milk and the peanut butter. Stir in flour and salt. Spread the peanut butter cookie dough evenly over the cooled brownies.

Ganache:

3/4 C. semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 C. heavy whipping cream

1/4 C. peanut butter chips (had to have these sent from American to make this dessert here in Russia…but you could always substitute some other kind of topping like chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.)

In a small saucepan, melt the semisweet chocolate chips with the heavy whipping cream. When the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth, remove from the heat.  Spread the ganache over the peanut butter layer and sprinkle with the peanut butter chips. Refrigerate until the dough and ganache are set, about 1 hour. Remove the brownies from the square pan by lifting the parchment sling, and cut into squares.

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