Peanut Butter Brownies

Prep and Cook Time: about 40 minutes. Notes: Peanut butter fans will love these brownies unadorned, but they are also delicious when frosted with chocolate glaze. Store them airtight for up to 2 days.


Makes 9 or 16 brownies

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Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Caloriesfromfat 55 %
Protein 4.7 g
Fat 11 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 111 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg


5 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Chocolate glaze (optional; recipe follows)


1. Melt butter in a 2- to 3-quart pan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, peanut butter, flour, and baking powder until well blended.

2. Spread batter evenly in a buttered and floured 8-inch square baking pan.

3. Bake in a 350° oven until edges feel firm to touch and begin to turn a shade darker, 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Run a knife between pan rim and brownie. Let cool in pan on a rack, about 1 hour. Cut into 9 or 16 squares.

Chocolate glaze. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over low heat, frequently stir 1/3 cup whipping cream and 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Use warm.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per small brownie.