It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of peanut butter desserts and constantly looking for new ones. Recently I stumbled across a brownie recipe that just had to be tried. While it smelled like peanut butter, the flavor just wasn’t quite there for me. So I set off tweaking it until I finally found the flavor to match the aroma.
In other recipes it seems that people chose to skimp on the peanut butter and that just takes away from the flavor. If you use extra crunchy, those little chunks of peanuts help quite a bit, so I recommend that. I’ve seen a few recipes that add a cool little whipped topping but I’m not sure whether it would go with this or not. I like it just the way it is.
Peanut Butter brownies
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 ½ cup peanut butter (I recommend extra crunchy)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
In a medium size sauce pan, melt the butter and peanut butter stirring until smooth. Add in both of the sugars and then the eggs, one at a time. Add the extract. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Pour in the peanut butter mixture and stir until well mixed.
Spread into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.