Irresistible Peanut-Butter Chip Brownies (Hershey's Cocoa Powder and Reese's Peanut Butter Chips)

Irresistible Peanut-Butter Chip Brownies (Hershey's Cocoa Powder and Reese's Peanut Butter Chips)
Servings: 36 Yield: 36 brownies Prep 15 mins Chill 1 hr Bake 325°F 35 mins to 40 mins

Ingredients

Brownies:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 10 ounce package peanut butter chips
Frosting:
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Brownies:

2. Beat together the butter, cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed in medium-size bowl for about 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl; beat for another 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and vanilla; beat 2 minutes.

3. Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in another bowl.

4. On low speed, gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture; beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in peanut butter chips. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.

5. Bake in 325 degrees F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Let cool in pan on wire rack.

Frosting:

6. Beat together the butter and cocoa powder in a small bowl until blended. Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla until well blended.

7. Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 36 brownies.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 183, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 37, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 24, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 61, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.