Thick, fudgy, peanut buttery, and filled with chocolates, these Loaded Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Brownies are sure to be a hit at your next party!
*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by SunRidge Farms. All opinions are still my own.
How’s your game day menu for this Sunday looking? Are there certain foods that you always serve? Well, don’t forget about dessert in your planning!
Most people think about main dishes and dips when they sit down to watch a football game, but dessert is just as important. You can’t have all of that spicy and savory food without something sweet!
Thanks to some help from SunRidge Farms, my game day menu isn’t lacking dessert! Neither my husband’s team nor my team made it to the big game after both actually had promising starts, but we’ll still be paying attention to both the game and what we’re eating!
In fact, I’ll be trying really hard to not eat multiple pieces of these loaded peanut butter monster cookie brownies. Thick, fudgy, peanut buttery, and loaded with candy, these brownies are sure to be a hit.
SunRidge Farms is a family owned company that is on a mission to promote healthy living through the quality, integrity and environmental sensibility of its products.
They offer a complete branded line of certified organic and all natural nuts & seeds, granola, trail mixes, dried fruits, grains, beans, herbs, and confections!
I got to try a handful of their products and was impressed with the taste and quality. The Organic Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups were definitely a hit!
And I will be getting my hands on more of the Organic Fine GroundWhole Wheat Flour to bake with soon! The texture is perfect for picky eaters!
Whether it’s spices, ingredients, or snacks, we frequently buy food in bulk because it not only saves money, but it also cuts down on the amount of packaging waste.
In fact, a Portland State University study found that “organic bulk foods on average are 89 percent less expensive than their organic packaged counterpart” and “if all Americans switched to bulk purchases for common items, it would save tens of millions of pounds of trash from entering landfills each year.”
These bulk candies, flours, and nuts were put to good use in these bars. The brownie layer is filled with Organic Dark Chocolate Chips and chopped pecans, and the monster cookie layer is loaded with Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops, more dark chocolate chips, and mini peanut butter cups!
To top everything off we went with a peanut butter buttercream. Peanut butter buttercream makes everything better!
As much as we like warm, gooey brownies around here, we found that these tasted better cooled after the flavors got a chance to blend. Though I will never stop someone from eating a gooey brownie! 🙂
These brownies would be a great recipe that you can make a day ahead of time and not have to worry about the day of!
Just cut them up the morning of the game, and they’ll be ready to munch on during the halftime show (if you can wait that long!)!
Be sure to look for SunRidge Farms’ products in the bulk aisle of supermarkets such as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Hannaford, HEB, Fred Meyers and Safeway, and independent natural food stores. If you’re local, check out Kowalski’s Markets!
For the Brownie Layer
- ½ C butter
- ¼ C unsweetened baking cocoa
- ⅓ C melted coconut oil
- 1 C water
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ C milk of your choice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 C SunRidge Farms Organic Fine Ground Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 C SunRidge Farms Organic Unbleached White Flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt.
- 1/4 C SunRidge Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 C SunRidge Farms Organic Raw Pecans, chopped
For the Cookie Layer
- 6 tbsp no-stir natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- ¼ C brown sugar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 6 tbsp SunRidge Farms Organic Fine Ground Whole Wheat Flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ C quick oats
- 1/2 C SunRidge Farms Organic Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- ¼ C SunRidge Farms Fair Trade Certified Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops
- ¼ C SunRidge Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
For the Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1/2 C no-stir natural creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 C butter, room temperature
- 2 C confectioner's sugar
- 2-3 tbsp half & half or milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- additional candy for topping
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with unsweetened baking cocoa.
- In a medium saucepan, stir together butter, baking cocoa, coconut oil, and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the cooled melted butter mixture.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in dark chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
- Beat together peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add in sugars, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until well-combined. Stir in oats until combined. Stir in peanut butter mini cups, chocolate rainbow drops, and dark chocolate chips.
- Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls over the top of brownie batter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. A few crumbs means the brownies will be nice and fudgy.
- Remove brownies to a wire rack to cool.
- While brownies are cooling, beat together peanut butter and butter until creamy. Beat in confectioner's sugar, half & half, and vanilla extract. Add additional half & half as needed until desired consistency is reached. Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Top with additional candy. Cut into pieces and serve.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by SunRidge Farms for recipe development purposes. All opinions are completely my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make A Kitchen Addiction possible!