Chocolate-peanut butter bars reminiscent of buckeye candies!
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
Heat oven to 350°F.
Melt 1 cup butter and baking chocolate in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Set aside.
Combine sugar and eggs in bowl; beat until thick and lemon-colored. Add flour and melted chocolate mixture; beat until well mixed.
Pour batter into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 22-26 minutes until brownie is set. Cool completely.
Combine peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add powdered sugar and milk; beat at low speed until well mixed. Spread over cooled brownie layer. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour until firm.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Drizzle mixture over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.
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The peanut butter frosting is to die for. Most of the sweetness comes from the frosting which balances out with the brownie which is relatively unsweet. Only downside for me was the brownie was a bit dry.
The peanut butter topping is amazing! It tastes like peanut butter whipped cream. However, I didn't love the brownie. I don't like it baked in the jelly roll pan. It only took 20 minutes to bake and the outside edges had to be cut off because they were so hard. I lined the pan with parchment paper, which made them easy to remove from the pan. I think I'll bake the brownie in a normal rectangle cake pan next time.