It’s almost the end of the month (can you believe I wrote this 2 weeks ago?) and I have only posted one recipe…I can’t believe it. It’s not that I haven’t been baking, it’s just that it takes time to put pen to paper or in this case fingers (one from each hand) to keyboard. I did a typing tutor program for a few months a few years back but what I learned never really stuck.
I actually baked a chocolate cake for my daughter to take to school on her birthday 2 weeks ago; a chocolate cake, lemon bars and these peanut butter cups for her class when they came over to our house for a party; and 3 different cakes for my kids´ joint party when my family came over 1 week ago and another 3 for my son’s birthday yesterday.
Wow!! I didn’t even realize how many cakes I’d baked this month! So here is a great recipe I found on Chew Out Loud.
Brownie Peanut Butter Cups
- 3/4 cup (90 gram) white sugar
- 1/4 cup (55 grams) regular butter
- 1 TB water
- 3/4 cup (125 grams) semi sweet chocolate, chopped, for melting
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup (115 grams) flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup ( 75 grams) semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin pan with liners. Spray liners with oil. (I use muffin cups.)
- In large glass bowl, combine sugar, butter, and water, and microwave until butter is melted (about 1 min).
- Stir in 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips until melted. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
- In separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda to combine. Add flour mixture to melted chocolate mixture, stirring until blended.
- Stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into liners.
- Bake 13 minutes, or until top looks set, but toothpick inserted in center comes out somewhat wet (it will set up once cooled.) Place muffin pan on wire rack for 5-10 minutes, to allow centers to fall upon cooling. If centers don’t fall, tap centers gently to make a hole.
- While brownies are still hot, place peanut butter in microwave for 45 seconds and stir. Spoon about a tablespoon of peanut butter into each brownie center. Decorate with semi sweet chocolate chips. Allow to set a little and enjoy
- 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, for garnish
- 3/4 cup (185 grams) creamy peanut butter
These make a great snack and in my case gift. I wraped up a chocolate peanut butter cup and 3 pieces of lemon bar for each of my daughter´s classmates to take home after her birthday party.
Hope you try these and enjoy them as much as we did.