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Peanut Butter Brownies

Yield Makes 9 or 16 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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  5. 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.

  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per small brownie.