Monday, October 28, 2013

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

I have to admit that I'm not the world's biggest fan of brownies, although Brian certainly is.  I am, however, a leading contender for biggest peanut butter fan.  So maybe combining the two would make us both happy.

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies
If I'm going to put my beloved peanut butter in brownies, though, there needs to be a whole lot of it in there.  Two layers of peanut butter, as a matter of fact.  So that every bite of chocolaty, gooey, fudgy brownie includes a good dose of that wonderfully sweet and salty  peanut butter.  And yes, Brian and I were both quite happy with these.  Enjoy!








Ingredients

Brownies:
1 Stick unsalted butter
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
3/4 Cup sugar
3 Eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Peanut Butter Filling:
1/2 Stick unsalted butter, melted
1/3 Cup confectioners sugar
1 Cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 Teaspoon salt

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies
Add the butter and chocolate to a heat-proof bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water until melted.  Allow to cool slightly.  Whisk the sugar into the chocolate mixture, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.  Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the chocolate batter.

Make the filling by stirring together the melted butter, confectioners sugar, peanut butter and salt until smooth.

Butter an 8" square baking pan and line it with parchment paper.  Pour about half the chocolate batter into the pan and spread out evenly.  Drop tablespoons of peanut butter filling on top of the batter, about an inch or so apart.  Pour on the remaining chocolate batter and drop the remaining peanut butter filling on top.  Using a butter knife, gently swirl the peanut butter filling into the batter.  Bake in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes.  A cake tester should come out with some crumbs but not totally wet.  Let cool and cut into 9 squares.

6 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm.........yes please with a big glass of milk!

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  2. Could definitely go for some of these right about now!

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  3. YES. YES YES. YES. YESSITY YES YES YESSSSUM!

    You put in just the right amount of peanut butter...I can tell....mmmm

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  4. This is a match made in heaven, Anita. I love the saltiness of peanut butter with chocolate! These look divine!

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  5. It's all about the compromises, isn't it Anita? :) And sometimes, when you combine things this way, it's like relationships -- both are made better by the pairing!

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  6. Yum, love the peanut butter twist! These look so good, Anita!

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