Sunday, November 30, 2008

Peanut Butter Brownie Squares

Inspired by a photo I saw on the chocolate peanut butter gallery, I attempted my own version tonight:

Step 1. Make a graham cracker crust.

I actually ran out of graham crackers due to the recent Thanksgiving Day run on pumpkin pies, and substituted oatmeal biscuits instead. In a food processor, crumb biscuits with half a stick of melted butter. Add nuts or oatmeal if you want to seem slightly healthier. Bake in oven for approximately 10-15 minutes (or until dry and crispy.)

Step 2. Melt peanut butter.

FYI: Real, wholesome, organic peanut butter that you store in the fridge DOES NOT melt in the microwave. I learned this first hand - it tends to burn. Instead use Jiff or some other artificially sweetened variety that melts easily. Pour melted peanut butter over the crust.

Step 3. Mix up your favorite brownie mix - any recipe will do. Pour batter over melted peanut butter and bake as usual.

Let the brownies cool a bit before you slice them (as this can get messy otherwise.)




Jaime said...

mmmm that sounds delicious. pb and chocolate belong together :)

pahkcah02 said...

This sounds like a recipe I could actually handle. Just so I'm clear, what temp do you bake the graham cracker crust? Also, do you then re-bake the crust with the brownies? Does it burn?

flutterbyblue said...

It's super easy - I bake the crust at the same temperature as the brownies (~350 or so). Then you pour on the batter and bake again to cook the brownies. :)