Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies Image by: Peanut Butter Brownies Author: Canadian Living

Peanut butter is stiff, so an offset spatula is the best utensil to use for spreading.

  • Portion size 60 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted peanut
  • 1 pinch salt
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate melted

Method

Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper or grease.

In saucepan, melt bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate, butter and peanut butter over medium-low heat; let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, whisking well after each. Stir in flour, peanuts and salt. Spread in prepared pan. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with just a few moist crumbs clinging, about 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

Topping: In bowl, beat butter, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy. Beat in icing sugar in 2 additions; beat in milk. Spread over brownies. Drizzle with chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Remove from pan; wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Or overwrap in heavy-duty foil; freeze for up to 1 month.) Cut into bars.

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Sodium 20 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 139.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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