Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Peanut Butter Brownies - Cooking with Kristin

Do you want the recipe for the BEST brownies in the entire world? Then Alyssa has you covered over at Kind of a Mess with her incredible Dulce de Leche Brownies. They are really something special and also include a link to an easy and safe way to make dulce de leche (as opposed to boiling it, which Courtney told me her grandmother always does and which always made me too nervous to try it, even though I really wanted Courtney's grandma's dulce de leche). Anyway, those are the best brownies in the world and come in just ahead of the recipe on the Baker's Chocolate box.

These Peanut Butter Brownies are not the best brownies in the world but they are still damn good and if you're a Lazy Cook like me, they're a great alternative when you have a potluck to be at in two hours and still haven't figured out what you're making. A former coworker made them and gave me her secrets and now I am sharing them with you. Go ahead, try them!

Peanut Butter Brownies
  • 1 box of your favorite brownie mix (I really like Ghirardelli's double chocolate) 
  • 1 egg, the highest quality you can get (go to the farmer's market! or at least buy organic)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or, if you're really ready to go nuts, melted butter)
  • 1/4 cup milk, the highest quality you can get (again, farmer's market or maybe even half and half)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees (or whatever your package says).

Prepare the brownie mix as you normally would, substituting the milk for the required water (and the butter for the required oil if you're really winning). Pour into your baking pan.

Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until it becomes liquid. Pour over the prepared brownie batter, going back and forth in lines. When all the peanut butter is spread out, use a butter knife to marble the peanut butter by dragging it across the peanut butter in the opposite direction from your lines.

Bake according to the package instructions, probably about 20-30 minutes.

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