Friday, July 30, 2010
Cookie Recipe #209 - Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Brownies
From the unlimited list of peanut butter and chocolate recipes comes another taste-tempter. Chopped peanuts are included in the recipe but I made mine nutless.
Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups (10 ounce package) Peanut Butter chips, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, 1 cup granulated sugar, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 3/4 cups (10 ounce package) chocolate chunks (or chips), 1/4 cup chopped peanuts.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Melt peanut butter chips in microwave for a minute; stir until smooth (heat for another 30 seconds to a minute if not thoroughly melted); cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla. Beat in melted peanut butter chips, flour and salt; stir in chocolate chunks (or chips) and peanuts. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. (I sprinkled a few more chocolate chips on the top).
Bake 30-35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into squares.
Makes about 3 dozen brownies.
"Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook", Brimar Publishing Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1993.