A "one bite" brownie just doesn't cut it in our house, which is why I make "Big Bite" Peanut Butter Brownies. Let's face it-- we all deserve a decadent treat, so if you're going to indulge you might as well go big. Forget about the store-bought mini versions, which are devoid of richness and can hardly be described as decadent.
Not only is there chocolate, but every bite includes a perfect amount of peanut butter-- one of chocolate's best friends, right? The only thing that can make the whole experience even better is a cold glass of milk to go with it.
In the time it takes to go to the store to buy the "one bite" version you can make my "big bite" version. Only 45 minutes stands between you and these decadent delights.
So, what are you waiting for?
Big Bite Peanut Butter Brownies
Makes 9 large brownies or 12 medium brownies
1/2 cup of butter, melted
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla.
In a seperate bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt. Then stir the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
If want large brownies (recommended) fill nine of the muffin compartments halfway with batter. Fill (about a 1/4 of the way) the remaining compartments with water so that everything bakes evenly. If you want medium-sized brownies fill all 12 compartments about 1/4 of the way.
Top each brownie with about a tablespoon of peanut butter and then, using a toothpick, swirl the peanut butter around the top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test. Allow to cool a bit in the pan before moving them to a wire rack.