This delicious brownie is not your typical brownie. It has three delicious layers! Salted peanuts give a kick to the otherwise sweet dessert. You can also make it without the frosting and the ganache.

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Frosting and ganache
1 cup chunky peanut butter (do not use natural or old-fashioned)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided, room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

For brownies:

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F.
  • Line 13×9×2-inch metal baking pan with foil, leaving long overhang; butter foil.
  • Place 3/4 cup butter in heavy large saucepan. Add both chocolates; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and salt, then eggs, 1 at a time.
  • Fold in flour, then nuts. Spread in prepared pan.
  • Bake until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Place pan on rack; cool.

For frosting:

  • 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.

For ganache:

  • Stir chocolate and 1/4 cup butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until smooth.
  • Drop ganache all over frosting; spread to cover.
  • Chill until set, about 1 1/2 hours. Do ahead Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled.
  • Using foil as aid, transfer brownie cake to work surface; cut into squares. Bring to room temperature; serve.

Source: The Kitchen Sink – Dorie Greenspan for Bon Appetit

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