Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Peanut Butter Overload Brownies for The Leftovers Club

You can never go wrong with Chocolate and Peanut Butter, at least in my opinion. It's a match made in food heaven. When I saw that Oreo introduced a new peanut butter filled flavor (how could they!), I knew I had to bake something with them, so this happened... 

It all starts with a layer of brownie batter that gets topped with Peanut Butter Oreos, followed by a layer of peanut butter "frosting", dark chocolate ganache and more Peanut Butter Oreos. Boy are these good!



I hope my partner for this month's Leftover's Club, Michele from Alwayz Bakin enjoys them. They're a little over the top, but that's not a bad thing, is it?

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Peanut Butter Overload Brownies 
Makes 12 brownies 

Ingredients: 

Brownie Layer: 
Use your favorite brownie recipe or a boxed mix 
10 Peanut Butter Oreos (5 kept whole and 5 coarsely chopped in large chunks) 

Peanut Butter Layer: 
2  2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2  cup peanut butter
6 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache Layer:
9 ounces dark chocolate
1/3 cup peanut butter
11 Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies (6 kept whole, 5 coarsely chopped into large chunks)

Directions: 
Preheat your oven to 350f
Line an 8"x 8" or 9" x 9" baking pan with non-stick foil or spray regular foil with non-stick cooking spray. 

Prepare your favorite brownie recipe (or boxed mix) according to the directions and bake as directed. About 8 minutes before the brownies are done, top with the whole and chopped Oreos. Finish baking then remove from oven and allow to cool completely. 



When brownies are completely cooled, prepare the peanut butter layer by combining all of the Peanut Butter Layer ingredients in a large bowl and whisking until well combined. Dollop over the cooled brownies and spread into an even layer. Refrigerate for approx 1 hour or freeze for 30 minutes. 

When brownies have finished chilling, make the chocolate ganache layer. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and stir until completely melted. All the peanut butter and stir to combine. Pour over the chilled peanut butter layer, then top with the whole Oreos and sprinkle with the chopped Oreos pressing slightly to make sure they adhere to the chocolate. 







Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until chocolate is set and brownies are firm.

Cut the brownies into 12 equally sized squares. To serve, allow the brownies to come to room temperature for about 15 minutes. 




Store leftovers in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Faye! They were delicious!

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  2. These look amazing! Chocolate and Peanut Butter for the win! And Michele is an EXCELLENT partner! She deserves a terrific treat!

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  3. This is the definition of overload. In a good way!!!

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  4. Agreed- you can NEVER go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!

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  5. Ummm these are heavenly. I can never get enough chocolate and peanut butter!

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