Peanut Butter Brownies

Mmmm… Delicious peanut butter brownies, courtesy of Lauren Hardy.
By Lauren Hardy

Peanut Butter Brownies

Every so often, I spread peanut butter on my regular brownies. (Sometimes, you just can’t have one without the other.) And so, I flipped-flopped the two ingredients. This time, I’m spreading chocolate on peanut butter brownies.

Peanut Butter Brownies
 
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Mmmm... Delicious peanut butter brownies.
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Recipe Type: Desserts
Serves: 32 brownies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
For the ganache:
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350? F. Grease a 13 x 9 by 2-inch baking pan and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and sugar with an electric mixer until combined and fluffy. Mix in eggs, applesauce and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats and baking soda. Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until combined.
  3. Bake until brownies are golden and puffed on the top, around 35-40 minutes. Insert a toothpick to test — it should come out dry.
  4. Cool completely on a rack.
Make the ganache:
  1. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil and pour over chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 minute. Whisk in the butter and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Spread ganache over the brownies and let stand until the chocolate has set, about 20 minutes.
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