A fudgy brownie, topped with luscious peanut butter frosting, caramel sauce, pretzels, Take 5 Candy Bar pieces and chocolate ganache. These Take 5 Brownies are out of this world. They’re decadent, rich and definitely worth every single calorie.
If I had to choose one word to describe these Take 5 Brownies I don’t think I could because they’re decadent, amazing, unbelievable, rich, scrumptious, insane, etc.
I wish I would take credit for the brilliant idea of these Take 5 brownies, but I can’t. My cute friend RuthAnne posted them on her Instagram story several weeks ago and I happened to comment something about us loving Take 5 candy bars. Within a few hours she was at my door with a plate of Take 5 brownies. I seriously wanted to kiss her.
I sunk my teeth into one and thought I’d died and gone to heaven. It was incredibly rich, incredibly delicious and incredibly naughty.I texted her and told her I was in love and would definitely be making my own and posting them, giving her full credit of course for the fabulous idea. She thought it was a great idea. RuthAnne is seriously one of the sweetest, kindest, most talented people I know. Not only is she a great baker, she’s super creative and craftsy. She comes up with the cutest handouts and printables for YW, ministering, holidays, etc. If you ever need any cute ideas, check out her blog .
Now you might look at the long recipe and feel a little overwhelmed. I promise these are simple to make, especially if you plan ahead. I make the brownies the day before. While the brownies are baking I make the peanut butter frosting and the caramel sauce. I store them both in covered containers and keep them in my fridge. I pull them both out of the fridge a couple hours before I assemble the brownies, so they can come to room temperature.Just before I assemble the brownies, I make ganache and let it cool while I chop the Take 5 Candy Bars and pretzels.
See, easy peasy.
CAN I USE STORE BOUGHT CARAMEL SAUCE? Yes, you can definitely use store bought caramel. I used my homemade caramel sauce because it’s so simple and fast to make. I made half a batch and still had some left over that I kept in my fridge to use for ice cream. (The recipe I listed below is the amounts for a half batch.)
CAN I USE A BOXED BROWNIE MIX? If you would prefer to us a boxed brownie mix, you certainly can. This brownie recipe I use for these brownies is really simple to make. I love it because it’s dense, fudgy and gets that crackly top. But like I said, if you’re all about convenience, you can use a box mix.
Recipe Source: Brownie recipe adapted from Food Network, Peanut Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce from 5 Boys Baker.