These brownies are super decadent. Chewy, meltingly soft, salty and sweet. Peanut Butter and Chocolate are my best friends together. On their own, I love them both dearly, but together we three are inseparable. I made these brownies to take into the office for a meeting and I wanted a special, but simple treat. The brownies come together easily with no need to bust out the stand mixer or any high tech equipment (unless you count the microwave, which I don't). This makes it an easy treat to make the night before, allow to cool on the counter overnight, covered in plastic wrap and then sliced up the next day. It would be great for a bake sale or other potluck event where you want to make something great, but you also want to make it ahead and you don't want to drive yourself crazy to make it. I loved these brownies and I can't wait to make them again and again. I might even try out new swirl options next time!
10 Tbs. butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs (cold)
1/2 cup flour
Peanut Butter Swirl
4 Tbs. butter (melted)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1. Melt butter in the microwave in a medium, heatproof bowl.
2. Add sugar, cocoa, and salt and microwave for another 1 minutes. Stir the mixture and set aside to cool slightly.
4. Add the flour and stir until just combines.
9. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
10. Cool completely on a rack.
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