Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Watching the USA/Canada Hockey Olympic Game, Paul and I had a slight craving for something sweet after dinner....thinking about the ingredients we have on hand, this recipe was perfect.  It all mixed up quick and beautifully and in no time, the sweet smell of peanut butter, sugar and chocolate was drifting out of the kitchen and into the living room.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies
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  • 6 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c chunky peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 c (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips 
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Generously butter and flour 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. 
  4. Add peanut butter to butter; beat until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
  5. Beat in brown sugar. 
  6. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  7. Beat in vanilla.
  8. Sift flour, baking powder & salt into medium bowl.
  9. Add to peanut butter mixture; beat until blended. Stir in chocolate.
  10. Transfer batter to pan. Using spatula, smooth top.
  11. Bake until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge of pan comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 40-50 minutes. Transfer pan to rack, cool completely. 
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    Sara said...

    Yum! Peanut butter and chocolate are my absolutely fave combo.

    Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

    Those sound really wonderful!!! Chocolate and peanut butter is delicious.

    seekingelevation said...

    I just made something similar for my kids. Do you think they'd hold up well to some healthier substitutions? (Oatmeal, whole wheat flour, flax instead of egg, etc.?)

    Shawna said...

    Hi! I do think these would hold up very well to substitutions! The thickness of the brownie would definitely tolerate some oatmeal and the flavor of the peanut butter would balance out the other flavors very well. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

    christine said...

    Hello! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. This is a lovely blog and awesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies recipe. Reminds me of mom's recipe and it was superb, I bet yours is excellent too! By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!


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