Double Fudge Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

 

It would have been nice to be able to leave out even one word of the title, but the truth is, I could have added a few more and it still wouldn’t have made a large enough impression.  These brownies – these Double Fudge Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies – are hands down about the best thing I have made this year.  And I’ve made some pretty amazing things, if I do say so myself.  Imagine a chocolaty, gooey but firm brownie, topped with the smooth,  uber delicious soft peanut butter creaminess, in which chunks of Peanut Butter Snickers and peanuts have been thoughtfully mixed in.  An oh yeah, all of it is topped with the perfect layer of Dark Chocolate silk…

And now you can just die.

Die, I tell you.  it’s comfort food at it’s absolute finest.

Ladies – you know precisely when you will be eating these.  And by that, I actually mean all month.  Just do it now, before the dreaded swimsuit season.

Consider yourself warned.

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Double Fudge Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

Makes 24

  • 1 Box Double Fudge Brownie Mix from Duncan Hines (or your choice, but this new line from DH is VERY good), prepared as directed for fudgy brownies

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I used PB & Co.)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Peanut Butter Snickers, chopped

Topping

  • 3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chunks (I used Scharffen Berger 70%)
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter, chopped

Preheat oven to temperature indicated on brownie mix (or your own recipe).  Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, with 2 sides overlapping the pan, to make for easy removal. Spray the parchment and pan. Once brownies are prepared and baked, allow to cool slightly.  If they get too cool, it makes the peanut butter layer less likely to stick, and stickiness in this application is good.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla until creamy.  Add the powdered sugar until well combined.  Stir in the chopped Snickers.

Press the peanut butter mixture into the the brownie pan.  Pop into the refrigerator while preparing the chocolate for the top.

Heat the chocolate for 35 seconds in the microwave, then stir.  Add in the butter, and microwave for 25 second.  Stir again thoroughly.  If not fully melted, repeat at 15 second intervals until smooth and shiny.  Pour over peanut butter layer and spread with spatula.  Allow to cool completely.  Using the overhang of parchment, lift the brownies from the pan and cut into serving sizes.  Enjoy!

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