Here I go again with the peanut butter and chocolate! Lately I can’t get enough chocolate and these hit the spot for me plus they were great to go in the guys lunches. These are more of a cake brownie than I usually make, but man are they satisfying! Rich chocolate with the crunchy peanut butter topping, need I say more? I love simple brownie recipes that call for ingredients that you have on hand ,not fancy chocolate that has to be melted in the double boiler. Not that I don’t love those spectacular creations, but most days I need something that’s easy to have ready by the time I’ve fried the hamburgers, you know what I mean? What is your easy go to dessert?
Peanut Butter Swirl Cake Brownies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy, but use creamy if you have to!)
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder. Gradually add dry ingredients into butter mixture, stirring until well combined. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Set aside.
In a medium size bowl combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth. Dollop onto brownie batter by tablespoonfuls. Swirl with a knife or spatula. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.