|Chewy Chocolaty Peanut Butter-lovers Dream!|
This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Spicy Brownies for the more robust of us, or Peanut Butter Brownies for those of us with a more English palate. Although the idea of Spicy Brownies intrigues me, despite 3 drawers full of Penzeys spices, I don’t have Ancho or Chipotle Chili powder on-hand. This is no surprise to those of you who know me well.
|Chocolate in your peanut butter!|
If you were to ask me what my favorite foods are, chances are that I would forget to say “Peanut Butter.” It’s not because I don’t like it. In fact, during the week, I eat a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast almost every morning. The real reason is that, to me, it’s a staple just like salt, or pepper. But, pairing peanut butter with chocolate takes it to the next level!
When I saw the “Baked Note” option for “Peanut Butter Brownies,” I envisioned brownies with peanut butter swirled through them, but I should have known the Baked Boys would do things differently. This version blends the peanut butter right into the batter! The resulting brownie tastes just like a peanut butter truffle! This is a quick and amazing treat to whip up for all the peanut butter lovers in your life. You can cut them large, or small.
|A little bit of Christmas cheer!
Have Apron....Will Bake says
Susan, your brownies look amazing!! So lovely and dark. I went for the peanut butter version too. I am really beginning to come around to loving brownies.
These look so moist and chocolaty– just like a brownie should be! There is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate, I know these must be delicious!
These look especially festive and delicious – and kudos to you for the morning sandwiches! I will have to try this version soon!
Virginia Taylors says
This was my first experience using Penzey’s spices!! I love them..what a difference. It was your orzo salad with Arizona Dreaming spice that got me thinking about spices and now the brownie..I am glad I bought the chili pepper.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Add peanut butter to brownies and I’m in heaven!
baked on says
I was also envisioning swirls in my head when I saw there was a peanut butter version, but not so much. I used almond butter and they still turned out darker than I expected. Yours look great!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says
After trying huge amount of brownie recipes I have to say the baked brownie is the best. Can´t imagine how good it might be with peanut butter!
Your brownies look delicious! Dark and fudgy!
i too was envisioning a swirl of peanut butter throughout… i made the spicy version, and liked them very much ðŸ™‚ love your pics ðŸ˜‰
Such a pretty picture! Not a peanut butter lover, but I love chocolate and spice. I, too, love Penzeys!
I have always loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Putting it together in a brownie has to be amazing.
Kris' Kitchen says
I’m glad to see that someone made the peanut butter version and that it turned out well. I’ll have to give them a try next. Yours look delish and like something I need to bake very soon. Have a great week.
Ozlem's Turkish Table says
What a lovely combination; the peanut butter and chocolate; your photos are so delicious, look forward to trying it out!
I made the peanut butter version too and loved them. The peanut butter flavor just blended so well, you weren’t left with chunks of peanut butter, just a smooth, mellow mix with the chocolate.
Dafna (Stellina Sweets) says
I ended up making the PB version by accident because I realized at 11pm that I was out of ancho chile powder and I had already started melting the chocolate and butter! I made the spicy ones the next day, but I was very glad to have this unexpected batch too. ðŸ™‚ Like several people said, I was also envisioning swirled peanut butter, and it occurred to me afterwards that I could swirl a little extra on top before putting them in the oven to get that pretty visual effect. Maybe next time! I love your crackly top– the brownies look wonderful! ðŸ™‚
The CafÃ© SucrÃ© Farine says
Sounds like a delicious treat Susan, how can you go wrong with PB & chocolate!
Just had to come over to see your peanut butter brownies- wow do they look good;-)
These look really wonderful.
Lizzy Do says
Oh, yeah, I would have gone the pb route, too! So dense and decadent!!!!
How is Braveheart doing??? Special thoughts for you both. xo
Susan, I am so sorry for you! I know how hard it is to deal with a sick pet. I lost my dog two and a half years ago after a year of him suffering from congestive heart failure. My thoughts are with you. I’m sure he will do well with 3 legs…I had a friend whose dog had lost one leg and he did remarkably well.
Your peanut butter brownies look wonderful…lovely photos!