Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Boo Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
Okay there is tons of frosting on this brownie. But my very "helpful" 8 year old cut the brownies, while still warm and before I frosted them. I had to layer on the frosting so there wouldn't be brownie crumbs. Good thing the frosting is sooo good.
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan.
2.In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, and mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the vanilla and stir in walnuts if desired. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are firm. Cool before cutting into squares.
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1.Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy