So it’s my Dad’s birthday and I am in charge of bringing the cake. Yeah! Good thing, because I have really been craving some peanut butter chocolatey goodness and I am certain no ordinary cake would quench it. So how to encompass all the baked yumminess into one cake? Well, just that…. combine it all! Peanut butter, chocolate, cookie dough, brownies… did I miss anything??? Oh wait, lets make that chocolate chip cookie dough! I think we got it now!
And here it is in all its goodness! It is essentially, chocolate brownies with chocolate chip cookie dough balls, frosted first with fluffy peanut butter frosting and then lathered over with yummy chocolate frosting. Hold on while I wipe the drool from my chin… you might want to do the same! 🙂
Oh and don’t hate on me for using mixes… remember how I have three adorble, yet completely out of control
monkeys boys hanging on me constantly! I just don’t always have the time to make up the real deal from scratch.
PB Frosted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies (Wow, that’s a mouthful!)
Improved on, but inspired by bettercrocker.com
1 package brownie mix (or if you are cooler than me, make them from scratch)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (use your favorite recipe or cheat and buy premade dough or a mix)
Whatever ingredients you need to make your brownies
Chocolate frosting (again I used a Betty Crocker container…. don’t judge) 🙂
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tb milk (or as needed)
2 cups confectioners sugar
*Mix the brownie batter as directed and pour into 9 x 13 pan. Drop rounded teaspon balls of cookie dough evenly into your brownie mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out almost clean. Mine was done in less than 40min. Let cool for 30 minutes or so on a wire rack.
*Make the PB frosting by beating peanut butter and butter together. Add sugar and mix again. Add milk as needed to get desired consistency. Make sure to beat for at least 3 minutes to get it nice and fluffy!
*Frost the brownies first with the PB frosting then cover it with the chocolate frosting. Doesn’t’ get better than that! It gets a little gooey spreading the chocolate, but it looked nice and smooth when I was done. So good!
You should have heard and tasted the compliments I got on this from my family while celebrating my Dad’s 57th birthday! So good… It is definitely a keeper!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!