Sunday, June 11, 2017

Brownies with Peanut Butter Center








 Chocolate and peanut butter just seem to go together. These brownies combine them in a wonderful way.

A chewy fudgy brownie with a peanut butter center in the middle of each one.








I mixed up my homemade brownies in one bowl and my peanut butter mixture in another.

I put about half of the brownie batter in a greased pan.... and then spooned the peanut butter mixture all over the brownie batter. 

After putting the peanut butter all over, then cover it with the rest of the brownie batter.








 Smooth it as much as possible... it doesn't need to be perfect.

Time to bake it...












 All baked.














 Put chocolate chips all over the top of the hot brownies. Let them sit for about 5-10 minutes or just until melted.

When melted, use a table knife to spread the melted chocolate over the brownies. This will make a quick and easy "frosting" layer.






















Now, they need to cool. This part takes quite a while... especially if you are impatient to taste that chocolatey-peanut butter goodness!

If you try to eat them at this point, you will need to eat them with a spoon... and you will probably burn your tongue.  Yes, there is a reason I know this.   😊









This plate of brownies was made after the brownies had cooled on the counter for an hour or so. I was sending some to work with my husband the next day and needed to get them done before bed. They were still so gooey... and not at all cooled off.

They look pathetic. It is MUCH better to let them cool.... but my husband said his co-workers loved the brownies.  :)







 TIP- One dessert my family LOVES, is hot brownies with ice cream on top. These Brownies with Peanut Butter Center would be delicious that way... and would make a wonderful dessert for company. 

When they cool... and chill... they look more like this:









 What a great snack...  brownies with peanut butter centers and herb tea. It is great out in the garden also.

The flowers in the vase are yarrow, thyme and radish tops that have gone to seed.... they are so pretty.

By the way, when an elderly friend was in my garden and saw radishes that had gone to seed, she asked WHAT those were doing in there.  I told her that they were pretty and so I was letting them stay. I liked the pretty lacy look of them in the garden and since I didn't need that area at the moment, I left them. She gave me a look that told me she had NO idea what I was talking about. She said she always takes them out of the garden before then. I guess it is the artist in me that enjoys that.... it was funny though.... and I am enjoying them in my vase also.





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                            Brownies with Peanut Butter Center


1st Bowl....
  1 cup melted butter
  3/4 cup baking cocoa
  2 cups sugar........................................... Mix together
  4 eggs
  2 tsp vanilla............................................ Beat in
  1 cup flour
  1/2 tsp salt
  1 cup chocolate chips..............................Mix in...Put half of this mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
  

2nd Bowl
  1 1/4 cup peanut butter
  1/4 cup melted butter
  1 cup powdered sugar..............................Mix together. Spoon this mixture onto brownie layer.

                                                                    Spoon the rest of the brownie batter over the peanut butter.
                                                                    Smooth it out a bit. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30
                                                                     minutes. Bake a little longer if needed.

                                                                    Take baked brownies from oven. Sprinkle 1 cup of
                                                                     chocolate chips over hot brownies. Let sit till melted. This
                                                                     should take about 5 minutes. Then spread the chocolate
                                                                     over the brownies, like frosting.

                                                                     Let cool, then cut. These are a wonderfully rich treat.  😋
                                                                   
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 These are not hard to make, but they taste really special.... and have been greatly enjoyed by all who tried them.

I used bittersweet chocolate chips in them this time, but semi sweet or milk chocolate would be delicious also.

This is a recipe that was an experiment, but I will definitely be making it again... my family loved it! :)  If you are short on time, you could use a store-bought brownie mix for Bowl 1.

TIP... When using a store bought brownie mix, instead of using the oil it calls for, use butter. The flavor will be much better! 

 This is a good recipe to hang onto until you need a dessert or snack that is just a bit more special... like to take to a potluck, or serve for dessert.

Thank you for visiting... I hope you have a wonderful week! 





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46 comments:

  1. Yum! These sound wonderful! It looks like a peanut butter heart in the picture. :) Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. Praying for you.

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    1. I didn't even notice the "heart". :) We did enjoy them... and one son mentioned again last night how good those brownies were... yes, I think it was a hint. :)

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  2. This looks so goooood! I;m salivating just looking at the pictures. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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    1. They are delicious... and the peanut butter is a good touch without being sickening sweet. My family would like for me to experiment again. :)

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  3. These sound amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you... they are wonderful! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness those look wonderful. I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo. Yum!

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

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    1. They were wonderful... and we will definitely be making them again... probably a LOT of times. :)

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  5. Thanks most sincerely for sharing the recipe of this delight, darling friend, I'm going to give it a try, it has truly won my heart !

    Wishing you a lovely remainder of your week
    I'm sending blessings across the miles

    XOXO Dany

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    1. I hope you like it as much as we do... it is a delicious combination of soft chewy chocolate and peanut butter! :)

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  6. My, what a delicious decadent recipe...indeed cup of coffee worthy shared with friends in a sunny corner of the garden here...it is Winter so we seek the sun :)

    Alexa-asimplelife visiting from Sydney, Australia

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    1. Coffee would be great with these brownies for those who prefer coffee... and a sunny corner of the garden is delightful, especially when the heat feels good. :) Thank you for visiting from Australia!

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  7. Well, what can I say but Yum! That looks like the perfect combination of a treat to have with tea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. It really is a good treat. :) We sure enjoyed them. Thank you for visiting.. so nice to have you.

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  8. Beautiful radish flowers! How lovely! This dessert is a chocolate lovers dream - how wonderful. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden view as well! Thanks for linking and sharing.

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    1. I'm glad someone else liked the radish flowers too.. this is the first time I have used them in an arrangement, but I liked them in it and will do it again. Thank you for your kinds words... so nice of you to visit. :)

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  9. What a special treat for your tea party today! I wish I could join you for one of your special brownies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. I wish you could also... they are pretty wonderful, especially with tea. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  10. These would be a wonderful treat with tea. I also like to serve a brownie with vanilla ice cream and pour some chocolate fudge sauce over the ice cream. Thank you for the recipe and have a lovely rest of the week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Brownies and ice cream are a wonderful treat... and the fudge sauce would add to the deliciousness! Thank you for visiting. :)

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  11. Those look so good!! Anything with peanut butter in is okay with me!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Peanut butter really does make these special. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  12. Joy, these would certainly make my husband happy! He loves that classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

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    1. My family does too... and I like that it takes normal ingredients and doesn't take long to make. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  13. WOW!Mouthwatering!And a beautiful tablescape too!

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    1. Thank you so much... your comment made me smile. :) Glad you visited.

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  14. Joy, anything with peanut butter is better...these look fabulous!

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    1. Peanut butter does add great flavor and some protein too. :) I had peanut butter on my pancake for breakfast also. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  15. I just so happen to be making brownies for this weekend at my husband's request for a barbecue he is having for the guys. They will love these!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Just in time! I hope you all enjoy these brownies as much as we do! :)

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  16. Yum! I love anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter! I would have eaten them while they were still warm too!

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    1. They are good warm too... just messy.... very messy... but delicious! :)

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  17. I know this would be a hit with my family!

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  18. Chocolate peanut buttery goodness! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. They are good! Thank you for the party. :)

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  19. These look amazing! My daughter loves peanut butter and brownines. Do pop over and join in with my Love Cake linky as this month the theme is Brownies and Blondies.

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    1. Thank you! I will check out your linky... I haven't seen it before so thank you for telling me about it. :)

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  20. Oh, wow! These look wonderful! Thank you for sharing this scrumptious recipe at Tuesdays with a Twist! I hope you have time to join us again this week. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. They are delicious!... Thank you for the party... I plan to return. :)

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  21. Thanks for the tip about using butter instead of oil, I will try that the next time I make boxed brownies. Also, I loved that bouquet with the radish gone to seeds! I just love that you left them in the garden. I did that with celery last year and saved the seeds for my own organic celery seeds! I didn't get all the seeds before they fell from the pods, so now I have my own organic celery growing in my garden! And yes, celery seeds are beautiful also!

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    1. Oh, how fun to have celery growing... for free! :) I haven't grown that, but will have to check out the flowers from them. I enjoy our garden.... even when the plants go to seed.... sometimes I harvest them... sometimes I put them in a vase. :) Thank you for visiting...

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  22. Oh, yum, this looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity. :)

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    1. They are so good! My family is wanting me to make them again soon! :)

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  23. Brownies are a favorite around my house but add peanut butter and they will disappear as soon as they come out of the oven. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring your brownies this Saturday at Snickerdoodle.

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    1. We have the same problem at our house... they do disappear so fast. We used to take cookies to neighbors often, but we seem to only do it at Christmas now since cookies just go so quickly! Thank you for featuring my recipe... what an honor and it will be fun to go to the party tomorrow and see it. Thank you. :)

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