Friday, March 15, 2013

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Man do I have a delicious treat for you. Gooey and fudgy chocolate brownies with a peanut butter swirl. If you are a regular, my love for chocolate and peanut butter treats is no news to you. They are the perfect balance; create the most perfect harmony. You are going to love these brownies because the rich chocolate texture and the smooth peanut butter is a marriage made in heaven.


Recipe yields 12 brownies

Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter
12 oz bittersweet chocolate
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl over a pot of boiling water, melt the butter and chocolate until smooth.


Remove from the heat and whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and sugar.


Add the flour and salt until just combined and you can no longer see any white patches from the flour.


A little more mixing to go.


Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds or so until it is a thinner consistency.


Prepare a 9"X9" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in the brownie batter and spread it out with an offset spatula to create a flat surface.


Drop spoonfuls of the softened peanut butter on top of the brownie batter. Using the tip of a knife, gently create a swirled or marbled effect. Be careful not to swirl too much or you will begin to mix the batter and the peanut butter together. Sprinkle the top of the batter with chocolate chips and using the flat side of a spatula, gently push them down. (I'm sure peanut butter chips would be delicious as well!)


Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.


Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Cut into 12 brownies and serve. Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. You know these are my favorites!! love you xxx

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  2. Christine, your mom told me about your blog and I had to check it out. Very impressed. Everything looks delcious. I'll be stopping by regularly and we'll have to co-cook a huge Italian feast together one day. Love ya, Anna ;p

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