So Drew and I have a friend who has recently traveled off to Australia. Drew wanted to make him a going-away dessert of some sort. And so I wonder, “What’s the best way to fit as many calories in as small of a space as possible?” Well, to be honest that wasn’t really how my thought process went, but it might as well have considering what we ended up making: peanut butter brownies.
We used this brownie recipe, and it turned out magically. Now, I was not actually going to be around for the going-away shindig, so, as the brownies were going to be iced anyhow, I took it upon myself to pick at the top layer until satiated with the deliciousness. Here’s the top layer before I assaulted it:
I did the decorating, which mostly involved dumping on the remainer of the chocolate frosting/icing from the cake I posted about last. After that, it got a nice dose of sprinkles, then some illustrative decoration. Both the kangaroo and Australia were indeed necessary.
A few of them made it back to me after the party, and they were really good, as well as really heavy. The addition of the peanut butter really makes these extra dense, and I had a hard time eating more then one brownie at a time. Then again, considering the addition of the peanut butter plus frosting, I suspect one brownie’s worth of these is like two regular brownies! In any case, I’d totally make these again, especially for a peanut butter lover.