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Chocolate Temptation  Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Temptation Brownies Recipe

Chocolate lovers will stand in line for these rich, three-layer squares that have a peanut butter filling and decadent glaze. They're heavenly!—Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium heat. Remove from the heat; stir in sugars and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Combine flour and salt; stir into butter mixture just until combined. Stir in peanuts.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; spread over brownie layer. Chill until firm.
  • 4. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter with cream; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Spread over peanut butter layer. Chill until firm. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 277 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.