Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing are full of my favorite things! Peanut butter, chocolate and nutella smothered in cream cheese icing!
There are days when I need something sweet and these Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing are always just what the doctor ordered! You can add more or less nutella or peanut butter just as long as the total amount does not exceed 1 cup.
On days when I want more peanut butter I add it or if I am out of one or the other I use what I have! As long as I have one cup I know I am good to go! You get the idea!
I just can’t get enough of this icing either! Am I the only one who loves cream cheese icing? I just can’t be. I think I could eat anything covered in it. Well almost anything I hate to admit it but it’s true!
Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing are perfect for any occasion. Sometimes I make them just for me but more often than not I make this dessert for special occasions! They are always such a big hit!
I also love my Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies. No peanut butter and no Nutella but boy oh boy are they tasty too! The cream cheese swirl throughout the brownie makes them so addictive and fabulous in their own right!
My son learned to make these Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing when he was young and still makes them to this day! I think he knows the recipe by heart he has made it so often!
You can decorate the top of these Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing with anything or nothing at all. I have even written a happy birthday message on top!
This recipe is a definite keeper. I have given this recipe out so many times. Too many to count! You have to see the recipe below to see just how easy this is to make! You will not believe it!
Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup nutella
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips or sprinkles for decoration, if desired
Cream Cheese Icing
- 4 cups icing or powdered sugar - or 1 pound
- 1/2 cup butter or one stick
- 8 oz cream cheese
Prepare a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, over low heat, melt butter and add sugar and vanilla until combined. Add eggs and whisk until blended. Continue to whisk and add flour mixture until combined. Add peanut butter and Nutella. Stir until blended.
Remove from heat. Pour the batter into your prepared pan.
Bake for 30 -35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. The top will looked cracked and darken around the edges. Let brownies cool completely before adding icing.
While brownies are cooling prepare your icing. Using a hand held mixer ideally blend together butter and cream cheese. Slowly add icing or powdered sugar until incorporated. Once brownies are cool spread icing all over the top of them. Decorate with sprinkles or chocolate chips! Refrigerate. After about an hour cut and serve. These are delicious. Enjoy!