Sunday, December 26, 2010
day 26 - peanut butter cup brownies
So out comes my cocoa powder. I prefer to make brownies with cocoa powder, only because I don't ALWAYS have a variety of chocolate in the house to use. If you have chocolate sitting around, those are great too. Today I used the recipe on the back, simple standard ingredients. Melted butter, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and salt. That is the batter. Now for the peanut butter filling. I mixed together creamy peanut butter, melted butter, powdered sugar and some vanilla until it was smooth. I choose to use muffin cups - only because my 8x8 pan was in the freezer with a casserole - but they are also easy for the kids too. In the bottom put just a dolop of brownie, then top it with some of the peanut butter and finally more brownie. Bake in a 350*F oven for about 30 minutes. The peanut butter seemed to ooze out of my brownies, so they look a little funny, but they certainly taste great. If you have any vanilla ice cream left over from Christmas, it would be delicious on these warmed up. Enjoy!