Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Chocolate Song from You Tube and Nutter Butter Chocolate Brownies


This song is fun and a great boost to your day when you need—a little chocolate!  Make sure you have a bowl of M&M’s or something nearby!

You’ll remember the yummy Cookies-n-Cream Brownies I posted recently.  They were made with a brownie mix and had Oreo cookie crumbs in the batter as well as frosting on top and more chopped Oreos.


Well, for the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there, I also made Nutter Butter Chocolate Brownies.  Same exact idea.  Followed the recipe on the box of brownies and added 1 cup Nutter Butter cookie crumbs.  Then I made a peanut butter frosting for the top and sprinkled chopped Nutter Butters over it.  GOOD chocolate!

Nutter Butter Chocolate Brownies, by Katrina from Baking and Boys!, adapted from a recipe at Betty Crocker

1 box (1 lb. 2.3 oz) fudge brownie mix

1/4 cup water

2/3 cup canola oil

2 large eggs

1 cup crushed Nutter Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe to follow)

1/2 cup chopped Nutter Butter Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x13 inch pan with tin foil so that the sides hang over the edges.  Spray lightly with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, water, oil and eggs until well mixed.  Add the crushed cookie crumbs and stir to combine.  Spread the brownie batter in the prepared pan.  Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with just some crumbs on it.  Cool completely.  Chill the brownies in the refrigerator for a couple hours (This helps made for really fudgy brownies and makes cutting easier.)

To make the frosting, combine in bowl of electric mixer:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk (add last and a little at a time while mixer is beating the other ingredients until desired consistency)

Spread the frosting over the chilled brownies.  Chop up enough cookies to sprinkle over the brownies.  Cut in to desired sized brownies.

*I prefer lining the baking pan with foil as the baked goods lift right out of the pan and never stick.


Gotta have some chocolate!


Holly said...

YUM! Love peanut butter!;) These look divine!

Plain Chicken said...

You had me at Nutter Butter! I must make these. Great idea!

Julie said...

Chocolate is my middle name, or should be! These brownies look super.

Eliana said...

It's past midnight and all I want is one of these brownies.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I am a peanutbutter person! these are delicious!
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Becky said...

That's my favorite combination, peanut butter and chocolate. I think peanut butter could rival chocolate for the top spot of love and food obsession. I'm gonna have to try that combo. Love the song!

Anonymous said...

I'm a peanut butter and chocolate lover, and I love Nutter Butters! These sound really great.

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I just came upon your blog...I have made brownies with mini oreos in them (I just toss the mini's in whole!) several times and I too just saw the bags of mini's on sale for $1 and bought Oreo's of course but Nutter Butters too...with the exact same idea-toss 'em in brownies! Had not thought about the frosting idea though and have cut and pasted your recipe. Thanks!

Katrina said...

Anon--I've made brownies with Oreo chunks in them, too. This was a different take and really good! Super rich with the frosting on top.

Mimi said...

I love chocolate and PB, this is a great recipe.

Jaime said...

wow how decadent!

nekogirl said...

im getting ready to make these im super excited! wish me luck! ill post the results!

nekogirl said...

i finished them! they are delicious but the icing was alittle too sweet for my parents so i just added alittle more peanut butter and milk