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Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Brownies

by Mary on April 6, 2012

I’m in charge of brownies for Easter this year.  I didn’t want to bring the same ole box brownies- so I went all out and made these awesome layered brownies: 

Brownie Base

1 box of your favorite brownie mix + the ingredients that are called for on the brownie box (I used Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium brownie mix)
Filling
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons whipping cream
2 oz cream cheese, softened

1 cup peanut butter (creamy) 

Topping
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 1/3 cups (8 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter (do not use margarine)
  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. (Highly recommended: For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan.) Make and bake brownie mix as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • In large bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
  • Meanwhile, in 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat topping ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Cool about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.
  • 4Pour topping over filling; spread to cover. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until set. Before cutting into bars, let stand 10 minutes at room temperature. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered inrefrigerator.

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