Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting + Chocolate Brownies

This is my “tasty tuesday” post for the week, although it is Monday. I have a pending craft project to post for tomorrow, but I just couldn’t wait to put this up! This is hands-down one of the most delicious things you’ll ever eat: Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting (my grandma’s recipe). Usually, I put this on cake, but this time I went with brownies. It was a mess, but it was SO DELICIOUS. Now, I don’t usually give out this recipe (usually I just say “trust me, you don’t want to know what’s in this), but today is your lucky day. Now it is up to you to guard people from knowing the secret to your baking-mastery.

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Grandma’s Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting:
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Crisco (yep, told you that you wouldn’t want to know…)
Use an electric mixer to mix it up until it’s baby-bottom smooth. Let your cake/brownies cool, then spread it on. Broil in the oven for only a minute or two–I usually just keep a very close eye on it. it can go from nothing to burnt very quickly. If I had a little torch, I would use it.

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And voila! A sticky, peanut butter chocolate mess. YUM.

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8 thoughts on “Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting + Chocolate Brownies

  1. Looks Delicious and will be perfect for my peanut butter loving boyfriend because he despises conventional icing and makes me leave his cakes un-frosted the majority of the time.

    But I did get a giggle that despite the 1/2 cup of crisco, the peanut butter used was reduced fat

    • I use reduced fat to try and pretend like SOMETHING about this frosting is healthy…also, skim milk. I’m SURE that makes up for the crisco… 🙂

  2. These look so delicious! I am definitely making these this weekend. My husband loves peanut butter and chocolate – he’s going to love these I am sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. This was so good!! I was in a panic to find a frosting recipe that didn’t call for powdered sugar, and I am so happy to have stumbled across your website!

  5. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Crisco, so I don’t understand why so many have problems with it. We eat much worse in restaurants when we don’t know what they do in the kitchen. Also, Crisco makes cookies and pie crust lighter. YUM! Your brownies look great. I will have to try this out soon.

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