After taking one bite of my Snickers brownies with peanut butter frosting recipe my friend said she got goosebumps. Yeah, with fudgy brownies fused with a layer of chopped Snickers bars and a generous slathering of my peanut butter frosting, they are really that good! Snickers lovers, this indulgent dessert is for you!
Ingredients and Substitutions
- White sugar - Also known as granulated sugar.
- Vanilla extract
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Snickers minis - You can easily substitute full-sized candy bars, but minis Snickers are the best candy bar to use. Obviously, this recipe is designed to use with Snickers, but you can substitute your favorite candy bars too.
- Peanut butter - I specifically recommend creamy peanut butter.
- Confectioners sugar - This is also known as powdered sugar.
How to make them
This peanut butter Snickers brownies recipe will fit perfectly into an 8”x8” brownie pan, but I suspect they will not stay in there long! You may want to make a double batch!
Begin making these chewy brownies by mixing together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Once combined, the cocoa powder, flour, and baking powder can also be mixed in. This can be done by hand, or using a stand mixer.
Next, pour batter into a prepared pan. I recommend greasing the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray so the brownies come out easily after baking (or line with parchment paper). Place the brownies in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Brownies are done baking when you can insert a toothpick into the center and it pulls out slightly moist with a few crumbs clinging to it.
For best results, be sure you sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the brownie layer immediately after they are removed from the oven. This will ensure the Snickers chunks melt slightly and the melted chocolate fuses with the brownies while the chopped peanuts and caramel sauce rest on top. However, you will want to wait for the mixture to cool completely to room temperature before the frosting is added so it doesn’t melt.
While your decadent brownies cool you can make your peanut butter frosting by combining the butter and peanut butter with a hand mixer, then slowly add the powdered sugar and milk. Finally, mix the frosting together with your hand mixer for three minutes, or until the frosting becomes light and airy. The frosting can then be spread over the cooled brownies.
How to store them
Store your fudgy Snickers brownies in an airtight container. Keep the sealed container in the refrigerator and enjoy any leftovers within five days. Alternatively, you can cover them in plastic wrap in the fridge.
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Snickers Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
- 8x8" Baking Dish
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 30 Snickers minis chopped
Peanut Butter Frosting
- ¼ cup butter softened
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons milk or as needed
- Combine melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Add cocoa, flour, baking powder and combine thoroughly.
- Place brownie mixture in a greased 8x8" baking pan and set in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until done. (when poking the center of the brownies a toothpick should come out slightly moist with some crumbs)
- Immediately upon taking brownies out of the oven sprinkle chopped pieces of Snickers evenly in a layer over the top of the brownies and allow brownies to cool completely.
- Once cooled, top brownies with the frosting. Spread it evenly over the top, allowing it to fill in the crevices between the Snickers.
- Cut with a sharp knife and serve.
- Using a hand mixer combine butter and peanut butter and begin to gradually add confectioners sugar.
- Slowly incorporate milk to prevent frosting from being overly thick as sugar is being added.
- Mix frosting for up to three minutes to lighten it.