Killer Peanut Butter Strikes Back Brownies

Total Time
1hr
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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 34 cup margarine or 34 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 cup peanut butter (chunky OR smooth)
  • 1 12 bags milk chocolate chips
  • 1 12 bags peanut butter chips (optional)
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups (not optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. 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.
  3. Add sugar into chocolate, stir until well blended.
  4. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add flour about 1/4 cup at a time, stir until well blended.
  6. Microwave the peanut butter for about 10 seconds, and add it into the brownie mixture now, or do as listed below.
  7. Spread brownie mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  8. 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.
  9. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with fudgy crumbs.
  10. when you're down to about 5 minutes to go, start melting the chocolate chips.
  11. They're pretty forgiving, feel free to zap them for about a minute at a time, stirring in between minutes.
  12. If you have the peanut butter chips, melt them up too, but be careful, do it 30 seconds at a time.
  13. Mind you, if you have a double boiler, now's the time to use it.
  14. 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).
  15. Add the melted chocolate carefully over the top, spread to a uniform coat.
  16. Embed a peanut butter cup in a 4 x 6 grid (or 3 x 4 if you want big big brownies).
  17. Allow the chocolate to cool, but not to set completely.
  18. Cut with a sharp knife and Enjoy.
  19. 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?

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