Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

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Not Just Your Average Brownies

One thing you can always count on is someone bringing a pan of brownies. Plain brownies are perfect. But sometimes if you aren’t sure if others are bringing brownies why not change it up? These amazing peanut butter chocolate brownies are delicious.

peanut butter chocolate brownies

There is just something about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate that has been a lifelong favorite. These brownies are the perfect combination and will be welcomed by anyone that has the chance to try them.

What is the History of the Brownie?

The brownie’s origin is thought to be American. It is known as a bar cookie and is thought to get its name from the brown color of the cookie. The story has its origin coming from a cook that forgot to put baking powder in the chocolate cake batter recipe.

Bertha Palmer back in 1893, was a prominent Chicago socialite whose husband owned the Palmer House Hotel. She asked a pastry chef for a dessert that was best for ladies coming to Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition. She asked for a cake-like dessert smaller than a piece of cake that could be included in boxed lunches. Now you know the history behind the brownie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

What Will I Need to Make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies?

For the chocolate layers you will need:

Chocolate Layers

½ c. unsalted butter, melted

1 c. granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1½ t. vanilla extract

½ c. all-purpose flour

½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/8 t. salt

For the peanut butter layer you will need:

Peanut Butter Layer

1/3 c. creamy peanut butter

2 T. unsalted butter, melted

1/3 c. granulated sugar

¼ c. packed brown sugar

1 large egg

½ t. real vanilla extract

½ c. all-purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1/8 t. salt

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Yield: 9 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

    One thing you can always count on is someone bringing a pan of brownies. Plain brownies are perfect. But sometimes if you aren't sure if others are bringing brownies why not change it up? These amazing peanut butter chocolate brownies are delicious.

Ingredients

  • non-stick cooking spray
  • Chocolate Layers
  • ½ c. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ t. vanilla extract
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • ¼ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ t. real vanilla extract
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/8 t. salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. Mix all the ingredients for the chocolate layer in a large mixing bowl, adding in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt last. Lightly fold in the flour and cocoa powder until just mixed. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out cake-like).
    3. Mix the ingredients for the peanut butter brownie layer, again saving the flour, baking powder, and salt for last and stirring until just mixed.
    4. Spread peanut butter brownie layer on the bottom of the pan and top it with the chocolate brownie layer, spreading the batter for both layers out evenly.
    5. Bake for 22 minutes. Brownies will still be soft and gooey but will finish setting while they cool. Enjoy! 

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 7g

    This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/23/2020

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