Earlier on this week, my husband turned to me and asked if I was planning on baking this Friday, and if so, he had a request. Now originally I had planned on taking this week off since I baked three things last week but my hubby almost never makes requests so I decided to humor him and make his delicious request. You see, he wanted brownies...peanut butter brownies. I don't know about you all, but I feel like there is no better combination in the world than peanut butter and chocolate...it is like a gift from God! Yummy!
So Thursday night, I found myself contemplating these peanut butter brownies...should I put peanut butter swirls...or peanut butter cups...or I know, crumble up peanut butter cookies? What to do, what to do?! I decided to take a page out of the Mythbusters book...you know the Mythbusters, right? (I love me some Mythbusters!) Well, I decided if it was worth doing, it was worth overdoing! I did all of them, the peanut butter swirls, cookie crumbs and peanut butter cups. It's a peanut butter and chocolate explosion in your mouth...so gooey and peanut buttery and chocolately...mmm...yummy...I almost don't want to share these with anyone!
Start by baking some peanut butter cookies...
Chop up some peanut butter cups...
And a couple of those cookies we just talked about...
Pour your batter into a pan...
Sprinkle on the goodies...
Bake and viola! They you have it, the ultimate peanut butter cookies!
Ultimate Peanut Butter Brownies
adapted from the Hershey's Best Brownies Recipe
1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix until completely incorporated. Pour into a greased 9"x13" baking dish and sprinkle cookie pieces and peanut butter pieces on top. Drizzle on the melted peanut butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.