Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting Recipe
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Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting Recipe

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Rich brownies are topped with a peanut butter pudding frosting, making this a recipe the whole family will love. These are perfect for a potluck, bake sale or yummy after-dinner treat. —Amy Crook, Syracuse, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cold 2% milk
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate fudge frosting

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 236 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, butter, peanut butter, milk and pudding mix until smooth. Spread over brownies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Frost with chocolate fudge frosting just before cutting. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fudgy Brownies in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p54

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015 Edited Jun. 21, 2016

"Very good."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"These were really good but the top layer of chocolate is to sweet. The peanut butter middle layer makes a great topping to the brownies all by itself."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"I've made these several times when I have volunteered to supply refreshments for clubs. They never fail to get rave reviews. Instead of using canned frosting, I top the bars with a mixture of 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 3 to 4 T vegetable oil heated over low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread this over the peanut butter layer then chill until top layer is set. Allow to warm at room temperature briefly before cutting into serving size pieces."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Made these bars for a housewarming party, they were very rich but went over very well. I wish I had doubled the peanut butter layer, made a very thin layer. Would make these again!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"very good"

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