I don't know why but I've been in love with brownies lately. I never liked brownies to much before, but now, I'm constantly trying to think of some kind of different brownie that I could bake. It's always something I'm craving now.
But, not only have I been craving brownies, but I've been craving peanut butter as well. A true sin in my opinion. I love peanut butter, but it's something I really try to avoid. The thought of peanut butter plus brownies; Heaven!! I was all for making them. The house smelt decadent! The lovely smell of chocolate along with the decadent smell of peanut butter was just wonderful. Everyone came lurking into the kitchen with the smell spreading throughout house.
They turned out wonderful, as I knew they would. You can't really go wrong with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The both are just delicious and great together!
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
6 tbsp. (3/4 stick) butter, melted
1 tbsp. vanilla
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl; add eggs. Beat until combined. Add vanilla and beat well.
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add sugar mixture, stirring well.
3. Stir in peanut butter and peanut butter chips. Spoon into a nonstick 9-inch square pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. When completely cooled, cut into squares.