Fudgy brownies with peanut butter frosting. The End. Ha!
I love Bon Appetit and since I love to bake, I especially love the Bon Appetit Dessert Cookbook. It has more than 600 of the magazine’s best dessert recipes from over 50 years. 600! How the heck was I going to choose where to start? I was flipping through the book, when I got drawn in, yet again, to my favorite combination and I just had to make chocolate brownies with peanut butter frosting. Although the brownies come together quickly, the problem is waiting for them to cool so you can slather them with the peanut butter frosting. My son loved these so much, I think he had at least 5 brownies yesterday, making mmm noises with each bite. I love that! It reminds me of the hilarious dinner scene in What About Bob?. And really, who ever asks for a salt substitute? :D
Anyways, these are too dangerous to have in the house, so I had to send most of them away with my husband for his first period students. The kids are so funny. They check my blog and see if I made something that Justin might bring to school. They’ll come to class and say, “We saw that your wife made cookies. Where are they?”. Then, they are so sad if Justin comes to school empty handed. But, not today. Today they will be so happy because Justin brought peanut butter frosted brownies and they are fabulous!
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped I used Callebaut Semisweet
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt