Sunday, 16 June 2013

Peanut Butter Brownies

Don't ask me why, but we have three jars of different kinds of peanut butter in the cupboard.  One smooth for me, one chunky for Andy and one I bought for baking cookies.  Now we are down to two jars!




I've used one to bake these, Peanut Butter Brownies!



Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter - melted
2/3 cup peanut butter - you can use smooth or chunky
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup soft brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.  Line a square baking tin with baking paper or just butter the bottom and sides of the pan.  

In a mixing bowl, beat together the melted butter and peanut butter until the mixture is smooth. 

Add the brown and white sugar, eggs and vanilla, stirring until they are well combined. 

Sift together the salt, flour and baking powder.  Add the dry mixture and stir just until all the ingredients are just combined.




 Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out to the corners of the tin.  Bake for 30 -35 minutes or until the center is set and the brownies are cooked through.   



Remove the brownies from the pan and let them cool before cutting into servings. Who am I kidding, we were eating these warm!



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Have a peanut butter brownie while I tidy up this mess!

8 comments:

  1. I was going to ask, why you have three jars of different kind of peanut butter, but you answered it right away. Those brownies sound delicious. Just the idea of it makes me want one or two ... or even ... no, sometimes you need to set limits.
    Oh, luvly brownies!

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    1. Limits on brownies? Unthinkable! : )

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  2. Delicious! I bet the whole house smelled amazing as they cooked too!

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    1. Thank you! They did smell rather good. : )

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  3. I love the saltiness that peanut butter adds to baking - these look heavenly

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    1. I agree, that combination of a little salt with sweet is delicious. These are a very simple little treat and perfect when you need something NOW!

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  4. We are a crunchy peanut butter family and peanut butter brownies sound delicious!

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    1. The recipe originally called for crunchy peanut butter to be used. I am tempted to make them again and sprinkle a few chocolate chips and roasted peanuts on top before baking.

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