Saturday, October 13, 2007

Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Another fantastic combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate! Baking Bites really have lots of amazing recipes! Thanks again Nic! The brownies are great! Moist, and fudgy without being too rich!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies (Adapted from Baking Bites)

1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9×9-in square pan with baking paper, allow to overhang on the side for easy removal.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth, then beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla.
In a small bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Mix in to peanut butter mixture at a low speed, stopping when just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and scrape batter into pan, spreading into an even layer.
Bake for 26-29 minutes, until set. Edges should feel slightly firm and the center should not look wet or jiggly. Be careful not to overbake!
Cool on a wire rack and lift brownies out with the mould when ready to slice.
Makes 16 brownies.


TingTing said...

Haaaa, I envy your neighbours... I can just imagine the smells of the brownies...
By the way, I love your raspberry addition... it looks like a little bow-tie :).

PS> Do you happen to know how to make cookies flatter and crispier? My cookies always end up doughy... should I cut down on the eggs? Thank you!!

Hungry Hamster said...

Hmm, that's an interesting question :) Most people try to get their cookies soft and chewy and puffier hehe. Which recipe did u try? Maybe u should try the ones that are 'crunchy'. Those ones have less eggs and butter i think :)

Truffle said...

These look gorgeous! You've given me a serious chocolate craving!

Hungry Hamster said...

Thanks Truffle :) It's payback time :p for all the delicious pics you have on your blog!

vida said...

Tip for Ting Ting, I think it is the sugar that makes it crisp, because it sets again, so maybe not enough sugar and maybe the oven temperature?

HH, you make the best desserts, my peanut butter loving daughter thinks you should have been her mother!! Vida x

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Vida and Hungry Hamster!! :)

Belinda said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are such a perfect combination...this looks like a great brownie! :-)

Squishy said...

My favourite combo, peanut butter and chocolate. These looks yummy. I am a huge peanut butter cup fan as well.

Hungry Hamster said...

Yes, I totally love peanut butter and chocolate combo! Glad to know there are lots of people out there who love the same combo too :)

Thanks for dropping by Belinda and Squishy