Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

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I need an intervention,
a straight-jacket,
a thump on the head!  Maybe all three.
I have been obsessed with these little brownies all day.

All day, folks!  Whisking, baking, decorating, eating, and photographing.  My poor children...I did make it to the bus stop and managed to help with homework, but my day has been devoted to these freak-tastic BROWNIES!

Even before today, I spent way too much time thinking about them.  I first saw them on one of my favorite baking blogs-Cookies and Cups.  Oh my goodness!  Genius!  I got myself a ginormous bag of Peanut Butter Snickers squares and got to work today.

You don't have to spend the day making these like I did.  I made a double batch, and then another batch later the same afternoon.  I'm sending a dozen to my husband's office and another dozen to my son's elementary school tomorrow for Administrative Professional's Day.  Show them love, folks!  They know things.  Admins know things that you don't even know they know, you know?  They make things happen.  They're always nice to me when I call hubs 72 times a day.  Thank you!!

There's nothing left to say, except make these and go visit Cookies and Cups.  :)

Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies
Source:  slightly adapted from Cookies and Cups
makes 10 brownies

For brownies:
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
10 unwrapped Peanut Butter Snickers squares

Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/2 stick butter, room temp.
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 - 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk

Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 stick butter, room temp.
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 1/2 - 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
*Tiny mini-Reese's peanut butter cups for garnish (optional)

Preheat to 350.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and sugar.  Stir in melted butter. Sift in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.  In each muffin tin (10) add 1/4 cup brownie batter.  Press 1 unwrapped Snickers square into each cup,  Spread a little more batter over the top of each square, covering it.  Bake for 15-17 minutes until edges are set and center is not jiggly.
Let the brownie cups cool for at least 30 minutes IN the pan. When the brownies are cool, use a butter knife to release the edges and flip pan over onto cooling rack. Carefully flip the brownies over and let them cool completely before frosting.  The brownies will look like they have sunk in the middle making the perfect little dent for frosting.

While the brownies are cooling make your frosting:
For peanut butter frosting, using a medium sized mixing bowl cream together butter and peanut butter with hand mixer.  Slowly add in sifted powdered sugar and then milk.  Beat until smooth.
Add more milk or sugar depending on the consistency you prefer.

For chocolate frosting, using a medium sized mixing bowl beat butter with hand mixer until smooth.  Slowly add in sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder.  Then add milk and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.
Again, add more milk or sugar depending on the consistency you prefer.

Fit your piping bag with a tip. 
Spread the peanut butter frosting on one side of the bag and the chocolate on the other.  Pipe the frosting on each brownie and garnish with mini peanut butter cups.


This post is linked to:  Mouthwatering Mondays
Made it on Monday
What's Cooking Wednesday
Totally Tasty Tuesdays
Tasty Tuesdays
Fun With Food Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
Sweet Tooth Friday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
These Chicks Cooked


Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Oh I think I am drooling a bit. YUM!

Are you sending me a batch?

susankeiko246 said...

i will be making these next week. my bowling friends will love them! they are the ones that got me hooked on the peanut butter snickers.

Brandy K said...

@Susan- love friends like that! I hope they enjoy the brownies.
@Lark- :))). I'll link them up!

Blog is the New Black said...

I can't find the right words to express how amazing this looks!

Chels said...

Those are beautiful!

Lisa said...

Those brownies should come with a warning sign. They look absolutely lethal to anyone on a diet.

Foodness Gracious said...

These look presidential! I know what you mean about your poor kids. Sometimes I'm trying to get "that" shot with the camera and my 1 year old is screaming for a cheerios fill up. Hang on buddy, I'm coming!!

cookies and cups said...

Awesome!! So glad you made them and thank you so much for all the linky love! Your site is absolutely adorable!!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness! Those look incredible! You must link them on my Totally Tasty Tuesdays! Pretty please?

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Brandy..you make me smile! As well as these little gems. :)

So glad we have become a "habit" for you...keep 'Em coming to Made it on Monday!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

These look very dangerous!

The Daily Smash said...

These look amazing I think that I would eat them all if I made them... Not so good for the diet lol

my food blog

Eating in Winnipeg said...

oh my gosh these look so good! i think i'm going to post about them if you don't mind! i'm going to put them on my baking goal list!

EmandM said...

Oh my goodness, these look so GOOD!!! I have to make them!

blkenigma888 said...

Hi! I have a linky party every week called A Baker's Sunday where the theme changes every week, and this week is lemons! I'd love for you to join! If you have any lemon recipes, new or old, please link up!

carolinaheartstrings said...

You could win a recipe contest with this recipe. Outstanding pictures!

Rainy Day Farm said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! Those look soooooo fabulous. I am gaining weight just looking at the picture of those.

4littlefergusons said...

Yummy! Are my eyes deceiving me or are these "muffin pan" brownies, square? I am so outta the loop cause I've never seen square muffin pans.

Brandy K said...

You are seeing just fine! The brownies are indeed square. I found a muffin pan with squares at Kohls around Christmas time. It's really handy. It is the same capacity as a standard (12)muffin pan and it's non-stick. Love it!

Ladybird Ln said...

What peanut butter and snickers in one delicious bite? There goes my diet plan! These look seriously yummy!


Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

You've got to be kidding me? These things are incredibly yummy looking! http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Oh I am so with you!! I can't wait to give these a try, I LOVE, LOVE those peanut butter snickers :)

Joy said...

Oh boy... I WILL be making these this weekend!!! http://joy-southernsocialite.blogspot.com/

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I would be obsessed with these too! Do you deliver? ;-)

I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/28/mint-infused-plum-tarte-tatin/

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those look fantastic. Snickers are always a favorite around here. Yummy!

Emilee said...

Oh My Gosh! these look amazing! I'm new to your blog (your newest follower) and I am so excited to see what else you whip up! I can't wait to try these! YUM!

Erin said...

Wow! I don't blame you. I'd be obsessed with these too. They look amazing!!!! But all that work for only 10 brownies? They'd be gone before anyone came home to admire them and I'd have to start all over again!

sliceofsouthern said...

Hi Brandy! I'm one of your newest followers! So glad I ran across your blog, it's absolutely full of decadent goodies! I think I'm in heaven! These brownies look gorgeous! I'll be making a batch of these right away. Thanks!

Lisa said...

Your brownies made the Top 5 for last week's Sweets for a Saturday (no surprise there). Thanks so much for linking these beauties up.

Kim McCallie said...

Wow! These look wonderful! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for joining the linky party at A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!


Faith and Daisies said...

What a delicious looking brownie!

Chef Dennis said...

you have just taken brownies to a whole new level!! now if I could just try a few!

Eftychia said...

These snicker brownies are so delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Hey, just thought I'd let you know I shared this recipe on my blog today!! It looks so great, I can't wait to try it! Have a great weekend!!

Chef in Training said...

these look AMAZING! mmm! i can't wait to try this! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

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