Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

If you love chocolate and peanut butter …crazy for coconut …then you will love these brownies.  They are like a Reese’s Candy Bar and a Mounds Bar rolled into one big chewy brownie.

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Moist and chewy wonderful bits of heaven in every bite.  Chocolate and peanut butter filled, with chocolate icing on top, sprinkled with coconut and chocolate chips.  Yummy!  What’s not to love!  Brownies are my youngest son’s favorite.  I love coming up with new ways to make them and he loves eating them.  🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

The Brownies

  • 3/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  •  1/2 cup chocolate chips for topping
  • coconut to sprinkle on top

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan or two 8-inch square baking pans.

Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Pour half batter into prepared pan; sprinkle peanut butter chips on top of batter and then pour rest of batter.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan, 30 to 35 minutes for square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Frost with One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting. Sprinkle coconut on top and garnish with chocolate chips. Cut into squares. Makes about 24 brownies.

One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat butter in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk,

beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla.

About 2 cups frosting.

Happy Baking!

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