So instead of going to a cookbook to find a peanut butter, I had a recipe written in a journal and decided to go with that. I realize it might of been a gluten free recipe or it was flawed. I made it and did add some butter and flour to what I had written down. For some reason I did not have any flour or butter in my recipe. I also had the ingredients in grams. I realize that this could be an issue because not everyone has a scale to use. I had to Google the weight conversions to cups.
So here is the peanut butter part of these brownies.
134 grams of peanut butter - about 1/2 cup
60 grams of white sugar - about 1/3 cup
60 grams of brown sugar - about 1/3 cup
1/2 t salt
1/4 cup butter
Combine all the ingredients and set aside.
Make the brownies. I used the Chocolate Malt-O-Meal Brownies as a basis, except I did add any Chocolate Malt-O-Meal.
1/2 cup butter
10 ounces of chocolate, divided in half (this a bag of Trader Joe's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 t vanilla
1/2 t baking powder
Preheat Oven 350 degrees F
Melt butter and 5 ounces of chocolate (original recipe calls for 1 ounce) in saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients ( careful about adding eggs to a hot batter, we don't want scrambled eggs) Add the brownie batter to 9 inch square pan. Add peanut butter batter on top. I ended adding flat dollops of the soft peanut butter batter on top of the brownie batter. Bake about 25 minutes until done.
This is my first version of this. The brownie batter very chocolatey, probably because I used a whole bag of chocolate chunks. Not a bad thing .
Overall, very tasty. I might tweak the peanut butter part of the recipe.