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Come Party With Me: Super Bowl — Dessert

The ideal dessert for Super Bowl is something that can be made in advance: that way you won't miss a minute of the game! I prefer a deliciously decadent dessert that can be consumed without the aid of a knife and fork. Rich chocolate brownies with a layer of peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache are so scrumptious they're sinful! Make the cake-like dish the night before the party to allow plenty of time to chill.

If you don't want to serve a chocolaty treat, consider lemon cheesecake squares — another Super Bowl-worthy dessert that's best made ahead of the game. Otherwise, for the brownie recipe,


Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies With Salted Peanuts

Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies With Salted Peanuts

Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies With Salted Peanuts


  1. Brownies
  2. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  3. 7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  4. 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  5. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 4 large eggs
  9. 1 cup all purpose flour
  10. 1 cup roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  11. Frosting and ganache
  12. 1 cup chunky peanut butter (do not use natural or old-fashioned)
  13. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided, room temperature
  14. 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  15. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  16. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  17. 1 tablespoon whole milk
  18. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  19. 7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. For brownies: position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F. Line 13-x-9-x-2-inch metal baking pan with foil, leaving long overhang; butter foil.
  2. Place 3/4 cup butter in heavy large saucepan. Add both chocolates; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and salt, then eggs, 1 at a time. Fold in flour, then nuts. Spread in prepared pan.
  4. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Place pan on rack; cool.
  5. For frosting and ganache: Using electric mixer, beat peanut butter and 1/4 cup butter in medium bowl to blend. Beat in powdered sugar, salt, and nutmeg, then milk and vanilla. Spread frosting over brownies.
  6. Stir chocolate and 1/4 cup butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Drop ganache all over frosting; spread to cover.
  7. Chill until set, about 1 1/2 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.)
  8. Using foil as aid, transfer brownie cake to work surface; cut into squares. Bring to room temperature; serve.

Makes 30 brownies.

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