Do you have eighty-two boxes of chocolate brownies sitting in your pantry just begging to be frosted? Then this recipe is for you! 🙂 As we were heading out to a get-together earlier this week, we were (of course!) running way behind and in too big of a hurry to head back to the store to grab one more thing. So, this recipe from Christy Jordan's Southern Plate was the perfect make-it-from-the-pantry dessert to share! (Have you seen her recipes yet? Whew, that girl can cook!)
Now, if you're new to this whole couponing-stockpiling-have-it-all-in-your-pantry thing that's okay too, because most of these items are on sale this week at Publix (and Kroger as well!) Here's how to mix up these yummy brownies in your kitchen:
Peanut Butter Fudge Iced Brownies recipe courtesy of Southern Plate
- 1 or 2 prepared brownie mixes Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Brownie Dough BOGO $2.90 at Publix, use $0.55/1 Toll House Cookie/Brownie Dough (Publix, Summer Pleasures), $1.50/2 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough printable, or $0.75/1 Nestle Toll House Cookie or Brownie Dough printable (At Kroger, use $.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownies $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownies 04/10 SS or FREE Duncan Hines Premium Cake or Brownie Mix wyb (2) Duncan Hines Products 6/5 SS)
*****Southern Plate's recipe used 2 boxes, but I was in a hurry and only had time to bake one! If you're planning to bake two, cut your oven temp down to 325, and bake about fifteen minutes longer than the box states, read more HERE.
- 1-1/2 cups sugar $0.50/1 Domino Sugar Product, exp. 6/30/11 (Family Circle, Apr 1), $0.50/1 Domino Granulated Sugar, exp. 7/31/11 (RP 05/22/11)
- 7 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoos shortening
- 2 tablespoons margarine Shedd's Spread Country Crock BOGO $2.10 at Publix, use $.40/1 Shedd's Spread Country Crock, $0.50/1 Shedd's Spread Country Crock, exp. 6/19/11 (RP 05/22/11) or $1/1 Shedd's Spread Country Crock Spread, exp. 7-15 (ALL YOU April or May '11)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter BOGO $2.50 at Publix
- Prepare brownies according to package directions and allow to cool completely before beginning icing.
- To make icing, combine sugar, milk, shortening, margarine & salt in heavy saucepot on stovetop.
- Bring to a rolling boil, stirring conatantly.
- After it reaches a rolling boil, continue to boil two more minutes on stove without stirring, until it reaches soft ball stage.
- Remove from heat, add vanilla and peanut butter (I was out of vanilla and the frosting was still delicious without it!)
- Beat until smooth, then quickly spread over completely cooled brownies. This will work in a 9×13 or 8×8 pan, you'll just have more or less frosting. 🙂
*Note: my frosting was a little on the thin side (I'm not sure that I boiled it long enough), so I let it cool in the freezer to thicken up a bit before frosting the brownies. Once it cooled it was perfect, but I was a little unsure to start!
Brownies just begging to be frosted
Shortening-butter-sugar-goo mixing up on the stove
Brownies all iced and ready to go!
Thanks to Southern Plate for this great recipe! Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals. If you need a little more menu inspiration, check out the Recipe Index. JoinPassionate Penny Pincher on Facebook to keep up with all the meals & deals.