This post has been sponsored by Kodiak Cakes. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make A Latte Food possible!
This chocolate peanut butter brownie pizza recipe begins with chocolate fudge brownies and ends with a homemade peanut butter icing that’s a cross between a peanut butter glaze and a peanut butter frosting. It’s a sweet and easy dessert made with simple ingredients!
As if these chocolate peanut butter brownies weren’t perfect on their own, these are made with Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, which is made with 100% whole grains and 8 grams of protein!
If you’re going to have some perfect chocolate and peanut butter dessert heaven, it might as well be filled with protein, right???
Kids are so honest.
Like, brutally honest.
The other day, I was out in public with my soon-to-be 3-year old niece, and she looked at me for a few seconds before asking me if I was wearing pajamas.
Probably won’t be wearing that outfit again. (For the record, I was wearing cute—although that’s clearly up for debate according to my niece—mint colored shorts and a white tank top.)
However, despite her disapproval of my outfit, she loved these peanut butter brownies.
Or, should I say, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza (because dessert pizza is waaaay more fun than any other dessert).
I’m a pretty big chocolate peanut butter dessert fan (did you see these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Bars?? I’m pretty sure they’re the best no bake dessert ever).
I mean, while I do love a good peanut butter & jelly sandwich, or some PB with my apples, peanut butter in dessert is where it’s at. Mix that nutty sweetness with some chocolate and you’ve got (maybe, I’m indecisive) the best flavor combo on the planet.
In this dessert in particular, the combination of a rich, fudgy brownie and a smooth, creamy peanut butter icing makes this dessert pizza totally irresistible.
All right, so let’s get down to the details of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza.
First things first, let’s talk about these rich, fudgy brownies. They start with Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, and let me tell you, these brownies are fantastic.
Kodiak Cakes is a down-to-earth, authentic, and wholesome brand. Each of their products are made with 100% whole grain and are packed with protein (guys, 8 grams of protein in this brownie mix!!).
Plus, like the “pro tip” on the back of the box says, you can substitute apple sauce or yogurt for the butter in the brownie recipe.
I love that you have the option to make healthier ingredient choices with these brownies (if you want to!). I did use butter in this recipe, but I am super excited to try it out with Greek yogurt or apple sauce.
I mean, if you’re going to have dessert, why not have a dessert that’s packed with protein??
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza Tips & Tricks:
- All right, so you could definitely turn these into peanut butter brownies if you didn’t want to make this into a dessert pizza. To make a dessert pizza, all you need is a springform pan. Of course, you could use a cake pan or a small pizza pan, if you prefer, but I find that a springform pan is the easiest pan to use.
- The peanut butter icing truly is a cross between a peanut butter glaze and a peanut butter frosting. It’s super rich, incredibly smooth, and entirely creamy. Melted butter, milk, natural peanut butter, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and powdered sugar are all the ingredients you need.
- Lastly, you can put anything you want on top of the pizza. I opted for chopped peanuts, milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. Chocolate ganache, chopped pretzels, white chocolate chips, etc. would all be perfect too. It’s totally up to you!
- 1 box Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (although you can substitute apple sauce or yogurt)
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 6 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (I used all natural)
- 4-5 Tbsp milk (I used skim, but whole milk or even heavy cream or half and half would work)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- a pinch of salt, to taste (this helps cut the sweetness of the frosting)
- Chopped peanuts
- milk chocolate chips
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10” springform pan (a 9” pan will work as well; the brownie will be slightly thicker).
Mix brownie mix, butter, egg, oil, water, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Pour the batter into the pan and spread in an even layer.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a tooth pick or cake tester comes out clean with just a few fudgy crumbs stuck to it.
While the brownie pizza is cooling, make the icing.
With a standing mixer or hand held mixer, mix melted butter and peanut butter together until well combined. Add in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add in vanilla extract, salt, and 4 Tbsp of milk. Mix.
If the peanut butter icing is too thick, add in another Tbsp of milk.
Spread peanut butter icing over the brownie pizza and top with chopped peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips.
Allow the icing to set before slicing into the pizza (about 10 minutes or so).