Homemade Brownies That Beat The Box Mix
 
Ingredients
  • Brownies:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional:
  • Peanut Butter Mini Oreos, chopped
  • Melted Peanut Butter to Drizzle across the top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 pan with non-stick foil.
  3. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt ½ cup butter.
  4. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 23 to 28 minutes or till toothpick inserted in center has just a few moist crumbs. Do not overbake. Cool completely.
  7. When brownies are cool, beat together frosting ingredients till well combined.
  8. Frost brownies. Top with chopped cookies if desired and a drizzle of melted peanut butter.
  9. Chill and then cut into squares.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/homemade-brownies-that-beat-the-box-mix/