All the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownies

Here is a fun variation on my basic brownies recipe. It was my friend’s birthday the other day, and they are a chocoholic. I was thinking of how to make my already chocolaty brownies even more decadent. The answer was bittersweet chocolate chips. These were added to the batter and then sprinkled on top as well. While I prefer frozen yogurt over ice cream, even I can admit that this brownie would benefit from being topped with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

RECIPE: Basic Brownies
Makes 9 Servings

8 X 8 Dish
Oven heated to 350
Microwave safe bowl

1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 t vanilla
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1) In a mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
2) Grease the glass baking dish with vegetable oil.
3) Add dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. The batter should be similar in consistency to box mix.
4) Stir in a half of the chocolate chips (1 Cup).
5) Pour batter into greased pan and smooth it into all the corners.

6) Scoop peanut butter into a microwave safe dish. Heat for about 30 seconds until peanut butter becomes thin and pour-able. Drizzle over all the batter.
7)  Sprinkle with the rest of the chocolate chips.
8) Bake 20-30 minutes, or until done.

So good. So bad for you.



Louis was pretty sad that he couldn’t have any of the batter or the resulting brownies, but he got over his disappointment when I gave him a rawhide.


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