#61) PB Brownie Bars
Ok, I have a couple of apologies to make:
1) I am sorry to those of you who have come here looking for those super-duper healthy sweet treats I keep promising to experiment, but the baking demands of my brother always include chocolate and peanut butter, and although I use light pb, it still isn't very healthy... I am sorry if you feel misled :(
2) Apology #2 is for my future actions - or lack thereof... I am heading back to university for the summer, but there is a considerable amount of moving involved for an extra bout of teaching practice and classes so I will not have my "own" kitchen for quite some time... Although I will try my best to get some sweet treats up here for all my lovers - I can't make any promises :(
Now that that's over on to better and chocolate-ier things :)
This bar is a new take on my brother's favorite treat - Peanut Butter Balls. The brownie bottom is, I hear, excellent, seeing as it isn't "safe" for me... and the peanut butter looks so ooey, gooey that it must be amazing :) Please give 'em a try and let me know what you think!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chocolate (I used milk)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa
-Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9x9 pyrex dish with foil and spray.
-Melt butter and chocolate together. Let cool slightly.
-Add sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix until incorporated.
-Beat in eggs one at a time.
-Mix in flour and cocoa just until combined.
-Turn into dish and bake for 35-45 minutes, rotating halfway through.
Peanut Butter Filling
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
-Beat together until well combined.
1 cup chocolate (I used milk)
1/4 cup butter
-Pour over cooled brownies and chill for at least 2 hours.