Peanut Butter Brownies

Here's another way to enjoy the chocolate and peanut butter combination. Melted chocolate chips serve as a frosting for these peanut butter brownies.

Recipe from Family Circle
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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
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Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick foil overhanging on two sides and set aside.
Sift flour and salt onto a sheet of waxed paper; set aside.
In a medium-size bowl, beat peanut butter, shortening and vanilla together on medium speed for 1 minute. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; beat just until combined.
Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake at 350 degrees F for 28 minutes or until set in center.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips; allow to stand for 5 minutes. Spread melted chips evenly over top with spatula and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Place on wire rack and cool completely.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 230, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 27, carb. (g) 27, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 4, sodium (mg) 90, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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