Salty & Fudgy Peanut Brownies

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Geoffry Le Cher

By
@Geoffry

Sweet, savory, creamy and crunchy play well together and this 'snack' is proof that when in proper balance, dessert can take on Zen-like qualities.

So, what is the 'BEST PART' of this treat, you might ask?

That's easy... the frosting has frosting!

- Geoffry

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • BROWNIES

  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 7 oz
    bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 4
    eggs (large)
  • 1 c
    ap flour
  • 1 c
    roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • FROSTING AND GANACHE

  • 1 c
    chunky peanut butter (do not use natural/old-fashioned.)
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, divided, room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp
    whole milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 7 oz
    bittersweet chocolate, chopped

How to Make Salty & Fudgy Peanut Brownies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preparation For brownies:

    Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F. Line 13x9x2-inch class baking pan with parchment paper, leaving long overhang; butter paper.

    Place 3/4 cup butter in heavy large saucepan. Add both chocolates; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and salt, then eggs, 1 at a time. Fold in flour, then nuts. Spread in prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Place pan on rack; cool.
  2. For frosting:

    Using electric mixer, beat peanut butter and 1/4 cup butter in medium bowl to blend. Beat in powdered sugar, salt, and nutmeg, then milk and vanilla. Spread frosting over brownies
  3. For ganache:

    Stir chocolate and 1/4 cup butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Drop ganache all over frosting; spread to cover. Chill until set, about 1 1/2 hours. Do ahead Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.
  4. To serve:

    Using paper as aid, transfer brownie cake to work surface; cut into squares (using an electric knife). Bring to room temperature; serve!

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About Salty & Fudgy Peanut Brownies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American




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