Rating: 3.5 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
15 mins
16 brownies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan combine chopped chocolate and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; cool. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  • Stir sugar and the 1/4 cup peanut butter into melted chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in vanilla.

  • In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

  • Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl combine frosting and the 2 tablespoons peanut butter; spread over brownies. Cut into bars. If desired, top with peanut butter cups.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 26mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 27g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 22g; protein 3g; vitamin a 48.6IU; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 135mg; potassium 81mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 1.1mg.