Sunday, August 2, 2015

Secret Recipe Club: One-Pot Peanut Butter Brownies

My partner for this month's Secret Recipe Club was Cindy of Hun...What's for Dinner?  For whatever reason, I was really feeling the peanut butter this month. I almost made Cindy's peanut butter granola (and it's definitely on my list for a future recipe!), but ultimately I decided on her peanut butter brownies.  These brownies are super easy and so delicious.  They're super rich and cocoa-y, and the peanut butter frosting totally takes them over the top.  I'm not going to lie -- these brownies are really addictive! Thanks, Cindy!

One-Pot Peanut Butter Brownies (adapted from Hun...What's for Dinner, original recipe here)
Makes one 8x8 pan of brownies

For the brownies:
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
3/4 cup sugar
6 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup flour
Chocolate chips or chunks

For the frosting:
3 T butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1-2 T milk

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray an 8x8 baking pan with oil.
2. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat.  Remove from the heat, and add the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.  Stir to combine.  Add the eggs and stir to combine.  Stir in the flour.  Scrape into the prepared pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips or chunks
3. Bake 30 minutes, until set.
4. Let the brownies cool completely, and then make the frosting.  Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar.  Add milk as needed to thin the mixture.  Beat until fluffy and frost the brownies.


  1. I want them ALL!!! Great pick this month!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed the brownies. They are a staple in our house!

  3. Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? I think not! Great choice!!

  4. Hello Sara
    I had the pleasure of going through your blog this month and I loved every minute
    I am sorry there was a glitch with the post this morning and the pictures did not load properly. I fixed it now. Thank you so much for the amazing waffle recipe. We loved it!

  5. One of these brownies in one hand with an ice cold glass of milk in the other would make me one very happy camper. :D

  6. Haha...I'm ALWAYS in the mood for peanut butter! :)

  7. Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate? These look wonderful. I can almost smell them!