Tuesday, September 14, 2010

tyler's favorite peanut butter brownies...

i had the pleasure of seeing our good friends, that live in california, this last weekend:) even more fantastic is why i saw them... after lots of trials, they are expecting there first child! & i got to go to a very sweet baby shower! so here is a great recipe from them.
this is a recipe that i got from natalie, they are her husband, tyler's, favorite brownie. what is not to love about chocolate & peanut butter together. thanks for sharing nat, & we are soooooo excited for you two... or should i say three?!?


{Tyler’s Favorite Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies}

1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

2 oz. good-quality unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

4 oz. good-quality semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

2/3 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 c. granulated sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp. good-quality vanilla extract


4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1/2 c. confectioners' sugar

3/4 c. smooth peanut butter

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. good-quality pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 8-inch square baking pan ; set pan aside.

Make batter: Put butter and chocolates in a heatproof medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until melted. Let cool slightly. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl, and set aside. Whisk granulated sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture; stir until well incorporated.

Make filling: Stir together butter, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, salt, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Pour one-third of batter into prepared pan, and spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Place dollops of filling (about 1 tablespoon each) about 1 inch apart on top of batter. Drizzle remaining batter on top, and gently spread to fill pan. Place dollops of remaining filling on top.With a butter knife, gently swirl filling into batter, running knife lengthwise and crosswise through layers.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!


the mama monster said...

those look amazing! my favorite combo of treats. thanks!

Natalie said...

You're too sweet. Forgot about these. So glad you shared. xoxo