Friday, October 26, 2012

Chocolate Syrup Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Every Monday night we have family home evening.  My kids love it and get so excited for it.  Each one of us have different job for that Monday and we rotate each week (and do not confuse it or you will be in big trouble).

There are two coveted spots.  Dessert and activity.  And you can guess that if it is one of the kids turns for dessert, they will pick brownies and ice cream.  

I don't what it is about them, but they L.O.V.E. their brownies.  We usually use a box but sometimes we get crazy and make a homemade version.  They loved this version.  Especially with the peanut butter frosting--because everything is better with frosting.  Plus it's a good way to use up extra Hershey's Syrup (we had two whole bottles left from an ice cream party and they were taking up too much room in my fridge:).

Chocolate Syrup Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

(click here for printable version)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
1 cup plus 1 tbsp flour
1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

2.  In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Stir in vanilla, chocolate syrup, flour, and nuts (if you are using).  Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely before frosting.

3.  To make frosting, in medium bowl beat peanut butter and milk until smooth.  Add in powdered sugar and vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes.  Spread on cooled brownies and eat.  Enjoy!!

Source: Brownies: The Homebased Mom
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