Monday, December 13, 2010

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Here is our shop tree. The ladies did a beautiful job making the ornaments. Everything except the balls and bows are made from paper. Such cute ideas.

Due to the cold morning we are expecting in the AM. Tuesday morning card class will begin at 10:00 instead of 9:00. Stay warm and see you at 10:00.

Our recipe today comes from My Baking Addiction .com. I must be having a sweet tooth attack. Because every time I go to look at recipes I home in on the sweets.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
8 or 9 regular size Reese’s peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8″ square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Microwave chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 45 seconds. If not mostly melted, microwave for 20 more seconds. Stir until smooth. Whisk in the cocoa powder and espresso powder. Set aside.
3. Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, peanut butter and salt until combined.
4. Whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
5. Stir in the flour until just combined.
6. Fold chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups into batter.
7. Pour mixture into prepared pan, spread evenly and level the surface with a rubber spatula.
8. Bake approximately 35-40 minutes. Brownies will be slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out mostly clean.9. Cool to room temperature for about 2 hours. Cut into 1″ squares. Store in a tightly sealed container; preferably in the refrigerator.

Stay warm and see you at 10:00 am.

See you at the shop.

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