Apparently, I like to bake things for Valentine’s Day, as evidenced by my recent post with 10 sweet recipes to celebrate Valentine’s Day and my No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes. As I’ve mentioned, Valentine’s Day isn’t my favorite holiday (Being single for 9 years will do that to you.), however, I’m always excited for an excuse to bake something with butter, sugar, and flour. Throw in a classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate, and I become Cupid’s little helper.
For my latest HomeGoods Design Happy Blog post, I created these Mini Skillet Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting. I love shopping the kitchen and food section at HomeGoods, so when I found these adorable mini skillets, I knew I could find plenty of ways to use them. (Remember the Blueberry Grunt I made? I served them up in the same pans!)
What I love most about this recipe is that there’s truly nothing fancy about it. It’s just brownies, but by amping up the presentation and topping them with creamy peanut butter frosting and colorful sprinkles, you get a unique and festive dessert. As you know, one of my specialties is giving classic recipes an update for new life, added flavor, and a little pizzazz.
While I made these brownies from scratch (You can get the recipe here.), if you’re pressed for time or just prefer to do so, you could certainly use your favorite box mix. When it comes to frosting, however, I always recommend homemade. Frosting is super simple to make, and it blows any store-bought variety out of the water. Trust me on this.
You can find the recipe for these Mini Skillet Brownies with Peanut Butter frosting here.
No matter how you celebrate (even if you don’t celebrate), I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!