Monday, March 15, 2010

Super Peanut Butter Filled Brownies

Last week I had guests coming over for dinner and was trying to plan a dessert. I started thinking about these divine brownies that I had made a long time ago and started craving them. I started searching all my computer files, unable to find the recipe. I remembered they were brownies with a creamy, not-too-peanut buttery topping, but I didn’t know the name. Finally I decided to search my pile of recipes I had from when I used to print off recipes all the time. I mostly just keep everything on my computer (and back up) now. Then I found it. I actually had printed it off twice I had liked it so much. I found out that I made them in 2007. What?! How could I not make them for so long after having tasted this perfectly decadent dessert? So we really enjoyed the dessert (and made sure to give away lots because I would eat them ALL if they stuck around) and I added the recipe to my computer cookbook file so we can have them again, before 3 years from now.

I doubled the recipe and baked them in a 9x13-inch pan for 22 minutes. It was fudgy and not at all overbaked. You could use a brownie mix and put the filling on top. I searched online to try to find out where I originally found them and found them at Recipezaar and realized that is where I found them. The original recipe has a little less cream, but several people who reviewed the recipe said it made a fugdge topping more than a filling, so I changed it to a little more cream and the filling layer is creamy and soft.


Super Peanut Butter Filled Brownies
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1/2 oz. semisweet chocolate (1/2 square)

Filling:
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. butter, softened
3-4 T. cream
Glaze:
1 oz. semisweet baking chocolate
1 T. butter

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. In a small saucepan, melt unsweetened and semisweet chocolates with butter over low heat, set aside to cool slightly. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and pale colored. Mix in 1 tsp vanilla. Add flour, salt and melted chocolate. Stir to combine.

Pour into a greased 9 in square baking pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until brownies test done with toothpick coming clean but with moist crumbs clinging to it. Do not overbake. Cool.

For filling, mix peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.Slowly add powdered sugar,mixture will be a bit crumbly. Blend in cream until mixture is fluffy and reaches desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies. For glaze, melt chocolate and butter in saucepan, stir until smooth. Drizzle over the filling. Chill well before cutting.

14 comments:

  1. hello!
    cherie is a great blog pal.
    one of the best!
    grateful to have you stop by.
    do so anytime! =)
    and i highly recommend those headbands.
    they helped get me through the traveling part
    of our trip to boise this weekend.
    have a great monday!

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  2. I love anything PB and chocolate! These look wonderful!

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  3. Oh my holy yumminess! I think I need to make that. Like, today!

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  4. oh these brownies look so moist and delicious. My kind of brownies... Yum!

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  5. Hello, and thank you for the visit and the nice words.

    That is an awesome dessert and thank you for sharing. I always love peanut butter and chocolate.

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  6. I'm not sure if I should love you or hate you right now...lolol...these look amazing. Yet another recipe bookmarked from your site!!!

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  7. Oh my!! I think I am about to gain five or ten pounds!!!!

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  8. Oh my - FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS DELICIOUS!! THIS, my friend, is my weakness - I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate.

    This will be printed out and in my hands in moments!

    You have made my night!!!

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  9. I am all about Fudgy brownies! Yum!
    Thanks for posting it!

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  10. Hullo Valerie ,thanx a ton for stopping by ...u have a wonderful blog and a very cute layout too....

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  11. I think this looks amazing! I think you forgot to post the ingredients for the brownie part, though. I am dying to make these. I love choc and PB combo, but I haven't found many desserts that get it right. From what you say, this sounds like one of them! Thanks for posting.

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  12. Thanks, Mindy! How did I not notice that? I fixed the recipe.

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