Mudslide Fudge Brownies

Mudslide Fudge Brownies are all that you could ask for in a sweet treat. A decadent brownie base swirled with chocolate chips and espresso, then topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting and sprinkled with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. How much better can it get? Not much! Once you take a bite of these delicious brownies, there is no turning back.

Mudslide Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

You really have it all: chocolate, coffee, peanut butter and cookies all in one bite. These puppies are so good that my yellow lab, Darbi, agrees as well. She hopped right on up on the counter while we were gone and ate a whole 13×9 pan full of these Mudslide Fudge Brownies and an oatmeal raisin goodie (which is coming soon!) that resulted in her spending a couple days at the vet. She’s on the mend, but she sure did indulge! Note to self: do not leave these on the counter! Whether it’s playful pups, kids, family or friends, these brownies will disappear!

Mudslide Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

Let’s take a minute to talk about the creamy, dreamy peanut butter frosting you get to frost across the top of these brownies. I could just eat it with a spoon! You’ll want to top everything you can with this frosting. It’s perfect for frosting brownies, cakes, cupcakes or anything else in your life that you need frosting for. You’re welcome.

Mudslide Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

These Mudslide Fudge Brownies are perfect for any occasion and packed with flavor in every bite. Dig on in!

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Mudslide Fudge Brownies

Mudslide Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

Mudslide Fudge Brownies are all that you could ask for in a sweet treat. A decadent brownie base swirled with chocolate chips and espresso, then topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting and sprinkled with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. How much better can it get? Not much! Once you take a bite of these delicious brownies, there is no turning back.

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 13x9 pan of brownies

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, for topping

Instructions

For the brownies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper for easy removal. Set aside. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, milk, sour cream, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and espresso powder on medium-low speed until combined and smooth, about a minute.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt. With the mixer speed on low, slowly add the flour mixture into the liquids until a batter forms, about a couple minutes.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool completely prior to frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar until the frosting is smooth. Add in the peanut butter and mix until creamy and combined. Frost desired brownies, cakes, cupcakes or eat with a spoon.

Notes

If you don’t have time to make your own brownie batter, simply add a couple tablespoons of espresso powder to your store-bought brownie mix and bake as package instructions say. You can then top with the frosting recipe listed above.

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2 Comments

  1. Karly February 14, 2018

    These look amazing!


    • KJ February 14, 2018

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!


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