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.

Yield: Makes 9 or 16 brownies
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 111mg
  • Cholesterol: 37mg

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)

Preparation

  1. 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. 2. Spread batter evenly in a buttered and floured 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. 3. Bake in a 350° oven until edges feel firm to touch and begin to turn a shade darker, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. 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.
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