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Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.

Homemade Take 5 Brownies

These homemade fudgy brownies are topped with a creamy peanut butter icing, peanuts, caramel sauce, pretzels and a chocolate ganache. It puts a whole new spin on the Take 5 bar!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Kitchen
Cuisine American
Servings 15 people
Calories 828 kcal

Equipment

  • Kitchen aid stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • 1 9x13 cake pan
  • Silicon Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Sifter
  • Large saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips

Peanut Butter icing

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 6 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Caramel Sauce

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Other ingredients

  • 1 cup pretzels chopped
  • ¾ cup spanish peanuts

Instructions
 

Brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and butter over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and whisk in the brown and granulated sugar.
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.
  • Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Add in the vanilla extract and stir. Add in the flour and salt and mix until well combined.
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out with a few crumbs. Let brownies cool completely (30 minutes).
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Icing

  • In the stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth. Add in the peanut butter and mix until well combined. Scrape down sides as necessary. Add the vanilla, sifted confectioner's sugar, and salt slowly to combine on low. Pour in heavy whipping cream to thin down to a good spreading consistency.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low.
  • Add in the brown sugar and whisk for a minute. Pour in the salt and heavy cream and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 minutes.
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Place chocolate chips in a medium sized glass bowl. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium low. Once it comes to a simmer, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips. Swirl the bowl around to make sure all the chips are covered.
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.
  • Let it sit for 4 minutes without stirring. Whisk until the mixture becomes thick and smooth.
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.

Other ingredients

  • Crush one cups of pretzels in a small ziplock to small pieces. Pour peanuts into a one cup measuring cup and set aside until ready to assemble brownies.

Assembling the brownies

  • Once brownies have completely cooled, frost with the peanut butter icing. Next, drizzle with the caramel sauce followed by the pretzel pieces and peanuts. Finall, drizzle with the chocolate ganache!
    Homemade take 5 brownies with peanuts, pretzels, and peanut butter.
  • Put in fridge for 30 minutes before cutting. Store in a cool, dry place.

Notes

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days
  • If storing in the fridge, wait for 20 minutes before cutting them

Nutrition

Serving: 15peopleCalories: 828kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 11gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 280mgPotassium: 388mgFiber: 5gSugar: 71gVitamin A: 904IUCalcium: 87mgIron: 4mg
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