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Peanut Butter Brownies

Posted By Jennifer On December 27, 2011 @ 6:17 pm In bars,brownies,chocolate,peanut butter | Comments Disabled

Recipe adapted from Southern Lady. Read more at Bake or Break.

  • 1 & 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup miniature peanut butter cups (or chopped peanut butter cups)

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9″x 13″x 2″ pan with aluminum foil.

Place butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Whisk together flour and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine chocolate mixture and 2 & 1/2 cups sugar using an electric mixer at medium speed. Mix until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in peanut butter chips. Spread batter in prepared pan.

Combine peanut butter and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.

Drop peanut butter mixture by teaspoonfuls over brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture into brownie batter. Sprinkle top with peanut butter cups.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out still slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


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