Christmas Time Baking

So literally, I love brownies. Specifically, I love my brownies, and I’ve got to say, I have the BEST brownies. No one ever believes me until they place this delicious morsel into their mouth and then they die.

Swear to God.

One of the greatest things about the internet is this cute little thing called stumbleupon. While enjoying stumble I happened upon Nosh and Tell’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. YUM. These things have made me a legend among my friends and family and I think they need to replace all brownies around the world.

I have made a few adjustments to my recipe but here it is. Enjoy! đŸ™‚

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies (Adapted from Nosh and Tell)

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
A dash of baking soda
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
Two (large) tablespoons creamy peanut butter

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a baking pan or muffin cups. Here I prefer a baking pan because the muffin cups are so large and usually my friends eat them way too quickly for every one to get one. (I also like them to be odd shapes and sizes.)
In a medium sized microwave-safe bowl combine sugar, softened butter, and water (I get enthusiastic with my baking so I prefer to use a larger bowl). Microwave on high until butter is melted (usually about a minute). Stir in 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. Stir in egg and vanilla extract, mix well. Add flour and baking soda, stir until combined. By then your batter should be room temperature but if its still warm wait for it to cool a little. Then, stir in 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter into your baking pan (or whichever you are wanting to cook them in).
Now here is where it gets a little tricky. If you are cooking them in the baking pan, bake them for 9 minutes then check, if they still look a little wet then bake for another 2 minutes (it just depends on how much you ate off of the spoon during the prep process). If you are baking in the muffin tins then bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, microwave your peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl (30-45 seconds) then stir. Take a teaspoon and drizzle the peanut butter over the brownies. I like doing little swirly designs like I’m dripping paint.
Since I plan on putting mine in goodie bags, I put them in the freezer to harden the peanut butter. If you’re not then wait till they cool (either at room temperature or in the fridge) and enjoy!

 

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