Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Ah brownies. Easy to make and crazy good. And lately I have been fiddling with my recipes to come up with some variations. Last fall, we did Lemon Spice Brownies and Macadamia Lime Bars – both out of this world and still enjoyed often around here.   Last summer, my desperation drove me to Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies.  Today though, we are bringing out the peanut butter.

This is just my usual brownie recipe, but with a few additions.  I used to make brownies in a 3 quart sauce pan, but I’ve gotten lazier as time goes by, and now I melt my butter in the microwave, and make them in a bowl.  A bowl can go in the dishwasher, but a copper bottom sauce pan has to be washed by hand – and the bottom has to be shined, since mine hang out where they can be seen all the time.  So, a bowl and the microwave it is. 
Melt 2 sticks of butter11Stir in
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla21The batter will have a rough appearance.
31Mix in 4 eggs, one at a time. Now the mixture will have a smooth texture and a nice sheen.41Then add
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt51Spread about half of the batter in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish or pan
To remaining batter, add
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 teaspoon baking powder6
Mix just until combined and spread over bottom layer8Bake at 350º for about 35 to 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted near the center will have a few crumbs sticking to it when they are done. Cool completely on a rack before cutting. 9Cut into squares and store in an airtight container. If there are any left that is.10

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11 Responses to Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

  1. Flea says:

    Peanut better? What’s your peanut butter got that mine hasn’t? :)

    I spent spring break recording my grandmother’s mother’s recipes. Thinking of giving a couple a try on my blog. Photos in my dark kitchen aren’t nearly as nice as yours, though.

  2. Donalyn says:

    HA! My peanut butter is better, but it’s not nice to brag about such things, so I changed it. Thanks for the heads-up! :)

  3. annbb says:

    My pants don’t fit as it is…this is all I need!

  4. Daryl says:

    OMG .. last nite for dessert MPM’s Augie had an ice cream sandwich made of BANANA bread slices and some outrageous ice cream … sigh ..THIS is so good looking I had to scroll past the pix quickly for fear of gaining weight .. no, seriously … I want some of that … NOW

  5. Charlane says:

    yum! I made brownies last last night with pecans and toffee bits.

  6. Kate says:

    Now I want brownies. Like now. Yer killin’ me here.

  7. Guillaume says:

    Hi there, found your blog at random with the Black Box. I love brownies and peanut butter, but never ate them in the same recipe. I might try that one.

  8. katie ki says:

    Found this recipe on foodgawker and it looked so good I had to try it. Had all the ingredients in my kitchen already too so I had no excuse not too. I added some chocolate chips and they are baking right now. My kitchen smells so good I can’t wait to try them!

  9. Alejandra says:

    These look delicious!! I’m craving something fudgy and chocolate-y.

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