Our family is a huge fan of chocolate and peanut butter mixed together. I especially was craving something really chocolaty and peanut butter like this weekend. So my oldest daughter said, "lets make brownies!". I said to myself...ahh that sounds like a great idea. So we came up with this recipe. It was really easy to make and very quick to assemble.
One thing that I would recommend is that it is hard to mix this recipe by hand, I would use a handheld mixer to help mix due to peanut butter being so sticky and thick.
If you are wanting more chocolate in the recipe, I might recommend adding chocolate chips or double the cocoa.
Chocolate | Peanut Butter Brownies
1 cup of brown sugar (or your preferred sweetener of choice)
2/3 cup of all-purpose flour
½ cup of peanut butter
4 tablespoons of butter, softened
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2/3 cup of cocoa
Pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter and butter. Add the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract; then beat until light and fluffy.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the other mixture and mix well.
Spread the batter evenly into pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.