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
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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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klandrews84 User ID: 7066576 240062
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015 Edited Jun. 21, 2016

"Very good."

[email protected] User ID: 6692599 238413
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."

keverhart7 User ID: 5558033 237987
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."

[email protected] User ID: 3319022 232200
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!"

krnmcc User ID: 8348749 229487
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"very good"

Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 224142
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"I made homemade brownies and homemade frosting, but added this peanut butter frosting in between. Awesome flavor!! I will double the frosting next time as the level of peanut butter frosting was pretty sparse. Delicious!"

breadlady7 User ID: 6309868 133049
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"These are soooo good I did not frost them I used a chocolate pudding mix and used a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of peanut butter. I also put chucks of chocolate in the brownies for extra chocolate. took them to Bible study and everyone raved about them. I will make again. Oh I used a dark chocolate brownie mix . Oh sooo Good"

emmm User ID: 1966260 209223
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"my daughter said best dessert I ever made"

wagondorfer User ID: 1632905 98273
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Really good."

StoneyLake User ID: 4983010 108229
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Chewy brownie and creamy layers on top. Loving chocolate and peanut butter this was a home run for me"

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