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Brownies with Peanut Butter

This attempt at brownies with a peanut butter swirl didn’t turn out quite as planned, but they were pretty tasty.  The peanut butter swirl was much thicker than intended, so it was almost like brownies with peanut butter cookie globs mixed in.  If I try these in the future, I may try an egg into the peanut butter to give it a more cookie like consistency.

Brownie batter

1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pieces

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter “Swirl”

1 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 TBSP butter

1 tsp vanilla

Heat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.

Bring water to a gentle simmer in a double boiler.  Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a double boiler with the butter.  Melt the chocolate slowly over a simmer.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla and salt until well combined.  Whisk in the flour until just combined.  Add in the chocolate chips and give another gentle stir.  Pout the batter into the baking dish.

With an electric mixer, mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla.  It will be pretty thick.  Drop dollops of this mixture onto the top of the brownies.

Bake for about 35-40 minutes until a knife comes out clean.

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