Wednesday

Dressing up your box of Brownies: Peanut Butter Buttercream & Chocolate Ganache



Sometimes, you just need a quick fix. 
An add eggs and water and whisk kind of fix. That's perfectly okay in my book. In fact, I love myself a Ghirardelli Brownie Mix brownie and was quite excited to find the mix at Costco (oh the things my food storage is made of).  Today we are talking about how to bring those box brownies to the next level, and I have just the trick if you are looking for something fancy.

First, make your brownies and let them cool.
 Be sure to lick the whisk after: Best part of making brownies.

Next, prepare your Peanut Butter Buttercream. Friends, this stuff is DIVINE. In fact, often, I will just frost my brownies with this and end it there. 

PB BUTTERCREAM
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter 
1 tsp vanilla 
3 cups powdered sugar (more for consistency)
4-6 tablespoons heavy cream (add more or less for consistency)

In your stand mixer, combine butter, peanut butter and vanilla and mix well.
Add powdered sugar and mix.
Add cream slowly until you reach desired consistency.

Spread onto brownies

CHOCOLATE GANACHE
1 bag of your favorite semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
6 tablespoons of heavy cream

Place in a glass microwaveable bowl
Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and combined
Pour on top of buttercream layer and spread

Let the ganache set (you may refrigerate).

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