Friday, August 22, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter layer Brownies /Favorite Ingredients Friday!

Favorite Ingredients Friday is hosted by Overwhelmed With Joy.. Go check out the other recipes..
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped up

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan, knocking out excess flour. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate, stirring, until smooth and remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat. Cool chocolate to room temperature.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy and beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and vanilla. Into a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and beat into butter mixture just until blended well. Divide batter between 2 bowls. Whisk peanut butter into batter in 1 bowl. Whisk melted chocolate into batter in other bowl and stir in chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
Spread peanut-butter batter evenly in pan. Drop chocolate batter by large spoonfuls onto peanut-butter batter and spread carefully to form an even layer. Bake brownies in middle of oven 35 to 40 minutes.

Cool in pan before cutting into 16 squares.

Brownies keep, layered between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container at cool room temperature, 5 days.


Kathleen Marie said...

These sound heavenly... Thank you!

Cheryl Wray said...

Mmmm mmmmm good!!!!

hippochick said...

This is surely a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

~hippo hugs~

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Did I hear chocolate and peanut butter? Say no more, I'm there! YUMMY!

crazy working mom said...

If you're making 'em...I'll have one, or two, or you could just make me a whole batch. ;)

They look yummy!!!

Nancy said...

I just gotta make these! My daughter is crazy about brownies!!! Always nice to get a new recipe!!! Thank you!

How's the painting going? Still wondering how the wallpaper removal went, too.

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Nonna said...

those sound heavenly!

The Sisters said...

Hi Stephanie,
Those look and sound wonderful!

~Have a great Sunday!

Magi said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.

Jenileigh said...

mmm looks so good! Hope you are doing well!

Monogram Queen said...

Oh dear my husband would DROOL over these!

Renie Burghardt said...

Yummo, Stephanie! I'm going to a luncheon/Bingo Thursday at my church, and have to bring desert. This will be perfect, and I will have to make two batches. Thanks so much for the great recipe.



Lisa said...

Yummy, this sounds so good. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
Hugs to ya. Lisa

hippochick said...

I've got to quit coming to this page. I soooo want to make these and we are really trying to stick to our WW diet.

Hope you have a great weekend.

~hippo hugs~

Eve said...

Does it get any better than this? I will file this one away for Holidays. If I make it now, Billy and I will eat them all and that is not a good thing. LOL

KrisinTN said...

These look delicious!! I can't wait to try them

Overwhelmed! said...

Oooh, I"m always looking for new ways to make brownies! I'll be trying this recipe soon.

Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! I do appreciate it.