Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Rich? Rich isn't the word for these. You don't need to have these with a glass of milk. You'll need about 2 glasses with each brownie, or a huge heaped helping of ice cream on top! Try the white chocolate ones too, if you're daring.
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 3⁄4 cup margarine or 3⁄4 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter (chunky OR smooth)
- 1 1⁄2 bags milk chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 bags peanut butter chips (optional)
- 24 miniature peanut butter cups (not optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Microwave chocolate and butter for 2 minutes, stir until chocolate is melted (you can do another 20 seconds if it's taking too long), or use a double boiler.
- Add sugar into chocolate, stir until well blended.
- Mix in eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour about 1/4 cup at a time, stir until well blended.
- Microwave the peanut butter for about 10 seconds, and add it into the brownie mixture now, or do as listed below.
- Spread brownie mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
- If you haven't added the peanut butter, drizzle it over the top and cut it through with a spatula, knife, rubber scraper, finger, nose, whatever, go for a marbled effect.
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with fudgy crumbs.
- when you're down to about 5 minutes to go, start melting the chocolate chips.
- They're pretty forgiving, feel free to zap them for about a minute at a time, stirring in between minutes.
- If you have the peanut butter chips, melt them up too, but be careful, do it 30 seconds at a time.
- Mind you, if you have a double boiler, now's the time to use it.
- Let the brownies cool a couple minutes, then carefully spread the melted peanut butter chips and let cool, but not set completely (if you have them.. if not, skip on).
- Add the melted chocolate carefully over the top, spread to a uniform coat.
- Embed a peanut butter cup in a 4 x 6 grid (or 3 x 4 if you want big big brownies).
- Allow the chocolate to cool, but not to set completely.
- Cut with a sharp knife and Enjoy.
- Would you believe I got an office full of people to believe these were low fat just so they'd stop staring at them and start eating them?