Brownies: Take Two

March 20, 2008


As I was starting to write this post tonight, I realized that my last post was also about brownies. I promise I really have made real food since my last post, just nothing very interesting. Other than that I have no real reason why my last two posts are about brownies other than P-M-S. Yep, those three letters can cause you to have some weird cravings. Too bad I’m not craving anything healthy. Oh well.

I was recently very flattered to receive an “E for Excellent” award on Cynthia Matzat’s blog. That’s how I first discovered her blog and some of her yummy recipes. One recipe on her blog caught my eye and it was this peanut butter brownie recipe. So when PMS rared its ugly head tonight, I knew it was the time to try out this recipe. I was not disappointed. These were so good! I added a 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to the peanut butter batter because I just needed to have some chocolate. Thanks Cynthia for the award and for this great recipe!

Peanut Butter Brownies


5 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

(I added half a cup of semi sweet chocolate chips to the batter)


In a 3-quart pan over low heat, heat butter until melted. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, peanut butter, and baking powder until smoothly blended. Evenly spread batter in a buttered and floured 8-inch square pan. Bake in 350°F oven until edges feel firm to touch and begin to turn a shade darker, 25 to 30 minutes (but can take up to 40 minutes, depending on your oven). Run a knife between pan rim and baked brownie. Cool in pan on a rack. Cut into squares.


3 Responses to “Brownies: Take Two”

  1. erin Says:

    What’s better than peanut butter and chocolate??? mmmmm

  2. Ally Says:

    I’m seriously wishing I was at your house right now. they look delicious!

  3. sherrilee Says:

    uuuuuhhhh. YUM!!!

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