Monday, November 15, 2010

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies :D

This is a brownie everyone will want to get their hands on, especially the peanut butter lovers out there :D.
Delicious combination of rich dark chocolate and smooth peanut butter, what's not to like about that. It has a great fudge like texture and a uniquely,beautiful appearance that will intrigue everyone. The recipe is so simple and actually gives you an added bonus of three different brownie versions for you to try out.

I think I might try out the Rocky Road Version next time I have marshmallows to use up and see where that takes me.However I warn anyone that makes any of these versions they are deliciously sweet and complication from eating them may be sugar rush and very full tummy lol :P. Have fun eating and baking those brownies!

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies  (Adapted From Favorite Brand Name Cookie Collection Cookbook)
Printable Version

Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 30-35 minutes

4 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup Margarine
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup peanut butter

Peanut Butter Mixture Be sure to reserve about 1 tbsp of  the measured margarine and 2 tbsp of  measured sugar.Add these ingredients to 2/3 cup of peanut butter in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.

1. Chop the bakers chocolate into smaller pieces and place it in medium sized pot over medium heat. Measure and add the margarine (or butter) continue to stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted.

2.Take the pot off the heat and stir in the granulated sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until it looks completely combined.Stir in the flour.

3.Grease a 13x9 inch pan ( for thicker brownies go with a 9 inch pan.)

4.Pour the brownie batter into the pan and be sure to use a rubber spatula to get all the delicious batter out.

5.Add spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture over the batter.Swirl with knife to marbleize.

6. The best time for these brownies would be about 30 minutes depending on your oven and preference. If it doesn't look baked enough keep in the oven for another 5 minutes. Be sure NOT TO OVERBAKE!. Its a tricky business with getting a perfect fudge brownie.

7. Toothpick test is the best way to know for sure. If you see  fudgy crumbs then its perfect to take out.Cool in pan and cut into squares.

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