Friday should be brownie day. It should be a rule or custom that on Fridays we all have brownies kind of like tea time. I suppose I can dream.
For this post, I created a multilayered brownie that reminds me of a candy bar. The base consists of peanut butter sandwich cookies that is topped with honey roasted peanuts and sea salt caramel morsels. Next, there is a chocolate brownie layer. As if that wasn’t enough goodness, I added a chocolate ganache layer to round out the brownie goodness. Yummy! I tried one of these babies and it was almost too much for me. Have you seen the movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox? One of the opening scenes shows this fox dressed in his best attire reading a newspaper. He’s very dignified and proper. His wife sets down a plate of food in front of him and he goes hog wild eating! Bits of food are flying everywhere and it takes him about two seconds to empty the plate.
That’s how I felt about these brownies. I wanted to go Mr. Fox on them. They are that good. Give them a try and see if they bring out your wild animal.
16 ounce package of peanut butter sandwich cookies
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter melted plus 5 tablespoons unmelted
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
1 cup sea salt caramel morsels ( I used Hershey’s brand but you could use regular caramel bits)
7 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spray a 13 x 9 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
3. In a food processor, add cookies, brown sugar, and butter. Use the slice/shred setting and run for about a minute or until mixture resembles sand.
4. Press mixture into bottom of baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
5. Top with peanuts and caramel.
6. In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg, cocoa, flour, and baking powder. Whisk until combined. Pour over caramel and peanuts. Bake for 20 minutes.
7. In small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat, add 5 tablespoons butter and milk. Heat until melted. Remove from burner and add chocolate morsels. Wait 5 minutes and whisk until ganache forms. Pour ganache over chocolate brownie layer. Allow to cool.
8. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!