My husband LOVES peanut butter bars. If ever I want to let him know I really love him, I whip up a big ol’ pan of those babies and he is happy as a clam! But, that recipe requires quite a bit time and more butter than any human should really consume at any given moment, so I try to save them for special occasions. This recipe is a close second at our house and is a breeze to make! Big bonus? I bet you have everything you need to make them in your cupboards right now.
For these yummy peanut butter brownies you will need:
- 1/3 c. Butter (softened)
- 1/2 c. Peanut Butter (I used chunky but creamy will work)
- 1 c sugar
- 1/4 c light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 c flour
- 1/4 tsp coarse salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 c chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
- 3 Tbls Peanut Butter (I used chunky again)
- 1/4 c. Chocolate Chips
Preheat your over to 350 degrees. Spray and 8×8 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Mix your flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
In your mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth. Once it is smooth, add your sugars. Mix until combined. Scrape the sides of your bowl as needed throughout the mixing process.
Add your vanilla, then your eggs, one at a time. Scrape sides.
Add flour mixture and mixed until combined. Next up? Your chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan.
Take a moment to lick the spoon. I know, that is a no no, right? Seriously. It is the best part and a job I reserve for my most adorable helpers.
In a small dish add 3 Tbls. peanut butter and 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Make sure to stir it each time you check it to avoid scalding. Resist the urge to just eat that right from the dish.
Drizzle across the top of your batter. No need to be fancy, just get it on there.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is cooked and you can put a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.
The edges will be brown and look crunchy, I am always worried they will be burnt and over cooked, but they are the best part of the dish! I am a corner brownie girl, and these are the best of the best!
Once they have mostly cooled, serve and enjoy. My next advice? Take the rest to a neighbor or friend, or find yourself eating the whole pan.
Not that I speak from experience or anything.