We are huge fans of peanut butter and chocolate together, are you? This peanut butter brownie has peanut butter and miniature chocolate chips in the batter and a peanut butter - chocolate frosting on top...oh my, it was good!!!
1½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 8" x 11" baking dish with vegetable spray.
After you measure the flour, remove a tablespoon of it and toss it with the miniature chocolate chips...set aside (this will keep the chocolate chips from sinking in the batter as they bake).
Cream the peanut butter and room temperature butter until smooth. Add the sugars, vanilla and eggs and beat until smooth with electric mixer.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat on low until combined (don't over-beat). Stir in the flour coated miniature chocolate chips.
Spread in the prepared baking dish and bake 35-40 minutes. NOTE: At 35 minutes, my brownies looked a little dark, so I just shut the oven off and let them sit in there for another few minutes. Use toothpick to test for done-ness.
Remove from oven and place pan on a cooling rack for 20 minutes or so before frosting.
I frosted these with my chocolate - peanut butter frosting...posted HERE