Peanut Butter Brownies
- serves 12
Dig into these warm, chocolatey brownies with a peanut butter swirl.
8 oz dark chocolate
1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup cocoa powder
2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extractFor the Peanut Butter Swirl
2 Tbsp butter
¼ cup confectioners' sugar
½ cup your favourite peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and turn on your convection fan if you have one. Prepare a 9 by 13- inch pan by lightly oiling it and lining it with lightly oiled parchment paper.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat-proof bowl set over a small pot of simmering water, protecting the chocolate from the direct heat. Meanwhile whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. As the chocolate and butter finish melting whisk them smooth then remove the mixture from the heat. Whisk in the eggs, sugar and vanilla to mixing thoroughly. Carefully stir in the flour mixture.For the Peanut Butter Swirl
1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and delicious.
2. Pour half the chocolate brownie batter into the prepared pan, shaking and easing it evenly into the corners. Evenly distribute small spoonfuls of the peanut butter batter placed here and there on the chocolate batter, using up about half the mixture. Top with the remaining brownie batter and the remaining peanut butter mixture. Drag a fork through the peanut butter batter to give it a swirl effect. Bake until brownies are firm to the touch, about 45 minutes. Cool thoroughly, cut and share.