Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 58: Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies; It's Brownie Week!

To say peanut butter is a staple in our home is somewhat of an understatement. I get asked frequently by the boys if they can have a spoon full of peanut butter for a snack. Adam even dives into the peanut butter jar before his longer runs. Out of everyone, Noah is the biggest fan. Give that kid anything with peanut butter in it and he will love it!

Since I finally think I cracked the perfect homemade brownie recipe (you can thank me later), I am dedicating this week to all things BROWNIE! Each day will have a variation of the original recipe.
At the end of the week, I will reveal The Z's favorite. Please comment along and share any other variations you can dream of...I still have a lot of days left in this challenge, I may need to refer back for ideas!

Without further ado, I present BROWNIE WEEK!

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4-6 teaspoons of natural creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together melted butter, and sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla, stir.
Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Pour brownie batter into a 11x7inch pan.
Drop teaspoons of peanut butter onto the batter.

Using a butter knife swirl peanut butter in a figure eight pattern.
Make sure to incorporating the peanut butter through out the batter, but DO NOT over mix.
Over "swirling" will mix the batter and you will not get the visual peanut butter effect.

The finished swirl should look like this:

Bake for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.
Cool in the pan then cut.

So Good, little fingers could not wait to try them!!!


Sweet Heat Chefs said...

I love biting into a nice soft brownie that has melty chocolate chips throughout!

Tara said...

you can NEVER go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter combined:) PB is a total staple in our house too! LOVE your blog and love the idea of the cookie challenge. I'm your newest follower! (AnythingButPickles at FoodBuzz...)

Jessica said...

These look scrumptious!!!!

The Saucy Gourmet said...

My timing could not be worse. I happened upon your blog and I AM ON A are not helping my will power :) I am your newest follower and my treat for losing weight is going to be a COOKIE!!!