Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
Many of you commented and sent emails that you would like to see the Tag-a-Long Girl Scout cookie next. Let’s just say they are in the research stage right now…to be continued! For now you will have to suffer through these Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies.
I don’t know what it is about these but aren’t you compelled to go make them? I was hooked the moment I saw the picture. It’s essentially a homemade brownie slathered with heaven-in-peanut-butter-form then topped off with some chocolate love. Few of us could say no to such a delightful little treat.
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did! Four Year Old Foodie was so delighted with them that he HAD to have a naked slice warm out of the oven. I told him that would result in not having a slice later when it was topped off but he has the patience of a preschooler. Go figure. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies Recipe
- For the Brownies:
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- For the Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1-3 teaspoons milk
- For the Ganache Topping:
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 by 13 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat and add the sugar; stir to combine. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Mix in cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add flour and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for bake 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack.
- While the brownies are cooling, make the peanut butter filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the ingredients and beat until smooth. Add more milk if necessary to make it spreadable. Spread in an even layer over the brownies. Place in the refrigerator until filling is set, about 30 minutes.
- While the filling is setting, make the ganache, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl. Melt together and combine. Pour the ganache over the top and spread gently. Return to the fridge until set.
95 Comments on “Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies”
What kind of chocolate do you use?
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They were delicious!
I made these today and easily one of the best tasting things I have ever made…thank you for the recipe!
I love peanut butter! This recipe looks so delicious! I’ll try it with vegan substitutes and see if it works 🙂
That looks so awesome!
I’m baking these right now. Saw this pic on foodporn and HAD to have them! Thanks for the recipe!!! 😀
I’m hooked too! Can’t wait to try them.
These look so good I’m going to try them (I’ll just take something beforehand and hopefully the migraine won’t be too bad).
Thank Goodness the filling ISN’T cream cheese.
Now don’t faint but I distinctly have a hate for cream cheese.
I would rather use quark, creme fraiche, whipping cream, yogurt etc. over cream cheese.
These look amazing!! Visit from the Gooseberry Patch Recipe Roundup! Can’t wait to make them!
i got tired of scrolling down to write a comment…plzzzz ;P
these poor-you peanut butter truffle brownies…no kidding…made me lose my sleep for two hours the night i saw it in foodbuzz top 9!!!! i’m serious…the image kept swimming in my mind…and this brownie is a show stopper…and for the record i say im going home and i’ll make them…and earn back all my missing brownie points!!!!!!!!!!
and great notes…keep them going!!
oh dear me
OMG, I made these last night….I had to get them out of the house, so I took some to work.They were a huge hit… A decadent dessert, but easy to make…..
the absolute decadent dessert !!! love it
OMG this looks so good. Your pictures are amazing.
I gasped when I saw that first photo, especially that thick layer of ganache! Looks so decadent.
You have my vote 😀
Thanks for that tip on making easy ganache!
Your brownies look sinfully delicious… so many calories but oh so worth it!
Katrina, I know you are trying to push me off the diet wagon. I love visiting your blog and looking/drooling over everything. You have the most amazing dessert creations. Thanks for visiting Calamity Kate’s this week. Congratulations, I have featured you on this weeks Friendly Friday post. Please check it out at https://www.calamitykitchen.com/2011/03/friendly-friday-week-march-4th-to-11th.html
Wow, this look delicious…would love to have a bite of it just now 🙂
Gwenevere- I used unsalted butter since the recipe calls for salt anyway. If you have salted butter just omit the salt in the recipe. Thanks for asking! ♥- Katrina
salted or unsalted butter?
Congratulations on getting on that list…you deserve it! These do look so decadent. I want one, now! Thank you for sharing this loveliness tonight. I hope that tomorrow is full of happy moments, joyful conversation and plates of satisfying food!
Ooh looks completely decadent and quite marvellous!
Practically pornographic food – delicious and fun. Can’t wait to get back in my kitchen and try this out.
My cousin introduced me to your wonderful blog and I LOVE IT! We made the thin mint girl scout cookies yesterday and they turned out fantastic:) Thanks for sharing these fun recipes! I now check your blog ALL the time:)
We love being in Katrina’s Kitchen if only by proxy and so we’re passing on the One Lovely Blog award to you! (Perhaps it should be the One YUMMY Blog Award!) https://picture-perfectmeals.blogspot.com/2011/03/wed-like-to-thank-academy.html
Oh wow what a luscious brownie 🙂
I’m SO VERY HAPPY that you guys like this post! I do hope you make them – your taste buds and your family will thank you!
Thanks also to all of you for your support! I can’t believe I am on Babble.com’s list of 100 Food Mom Bloggers! I’m overwhelmed by your kindness; thanks for your votes! ♥- Katrina
Sent to the printer! 🙂
Holy smokes! What a talent you are. AMAZING!
I voted for you too on BABBLE!! XO this looks sinful by the way!
Peanut butter and chocolate are the most heavenly combination! These look amazing!
Those brownies look heavenly! Some day I must bake those!
You can send a few of these my way. Please. Thanks.
Wow!! I must make these stat!!!!
OMG!!! These look dangerous! Congrats on the Top 9!
Oh, wow! So many ingredients. Looks like it took some time to make it all.
Wonderful brownie. I love the peanut butter/chocolate top.
That looks AWESOMEEEE (I said that in my Oprah voice)!
OMGers! These are ridonkulous out-of-this-world brownies! Before I even read the title I thought this was a cake because of the size of it in the picture, haha 🙂 Congratulations on this Top 9 masterpiece!
Beautiful! Yay top 9! I seriously would be all over this pan of brownies. All. Over.
That is the most awesome brownie I have ever laid my eyes on! Thank you so much for sharing. I look so forward to disecting your blog. Good job!
Oh how lush and amazing these look! Congrats on Top 9! I just couldn’t look away.
These look absolutely amazing! Three layers of awesomeness!!!
THese look amazing. Congrats on your top 9!