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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peanut Butter Nutter Butter Chocolate Brownies

Talls and I decided to make something original this evening. My sister Emily just earned the nickname Talls because I get all of her hand me downs... er ups.  She always helps me bake and is often the inspiration for my recipes. :)

 This is what you need for the brownies
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 bag chocolate chips (Use only 1/4th of the bag in the actual brownies)
This is what you need for the peanut butter filling
  • 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • 4-5 Nutter Butter cookies, crushed.

 Here's how you do it

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 1. Bring butter to room temperature, whip with a hand mixer. Add sugar and cocoa. Then add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
 2. Fold in 1/4th of a bag of chocolate chips.
3. Grease a glass pan (Glass is totally the way to go). Add the batter, smooth evenly. Pop it in the oven on the middle rack for about 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
 4. Mean while you're gonna make the filling. In a small sauce pan, melt the peanut butter and butter.
5.Once melted, remove from heat and add salt and confectioners sugar until combined.
 6. Add the crushed nutter butters to that creamy goodness.

7.After your brownies have cooled, spread the peanut butter topping evenly. (Please refrain from eating it all while you wait for them to cool)
 8. Pour the rest of the bag of chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 1 minute and stir at 30 seconds.
 9. Pour the melted chocolate over the entire pan. Smooth using a spatula.
 10. Wait for it to cool (4 hours in the fridge, 2 hours in the freezer?), then enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing, my two favorite things, brownies and peanut butter!

    Kaylee Nicole