Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Topping
You won't want to miss these Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Topping, where rich chocolate meets creamy peanut butter to create a delightful dessert experience. This straightforward recipe delivers a fudgy brownie base topped with a smooth chocolate peanut butter ganache, perfect for making any occasion special. With just 20 minutes of prep time, you'll be able to whip up a mouthwatering treat that's sure to be a hit.
1 1/2 sticks (12 Tbsp, 172g) salted butter
6 oz (170g) dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup (198g) granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp instant instant espresso powder
3 large eggs (room temp)
1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
⅓ cup (30g) dutch-processed cocoa powder
¾ tsp baking powder
3oz (85g) dark chocolate, chopped
¼ cup (50g) heavy cream
¼ cup (60g) peanut butter (room temp)
⅓ cup (40g) confectioners sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
In a heat-proof mixing bowl, melt together the butter and chocolate on 50% power in the microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir in the sugar, and vanilla and instant coffee.
In a small bowl whisk the eggs for 1 minute until foamy on top. Whisk the eggs into the chocolate mixture. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Stir until just combined.
Evenly spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the brownies are just set.
Add the chocolate and the cream to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and confectioners sugar until smooth, Spread over cooled brownies and garnish with chopped chocolate if desired. Let cool 2 hours before cutting and serving