Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Bars with Marble Glazes

A wonderful brownie made from scratch with chocolate and peanut butter, or vanilla frostings. Moist and full of flavor, our favorite is the marble frosted, pick your favorite frosting or triple your  treat with all three frostings!

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter regular or chunky
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate
6 large or 12 minature peanut butter cups chopped up in chunks
Preheat oven to 325.

Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients till blended. Stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.
Pat down dough in a  greased brownie size pan or baking pan of choice with cocoa floured fingers, glass is not preferred. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or till toothpick is clean in the center of the brownies. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool before cutting.
Serving suggestions:
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
Glaze with thin icing chocolate or vanilla or  peanut butter see below for recipes use seperately or all three as a swirl or marble effect.

Marble Glazed

Brownie ala mode... your favorite ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped topping

Glaze Recipes:
Peanut Butter Glaze
4 teaspoons water
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
Peanut Butter Frosted

For Vanilla Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
 2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
mix together till smooth, add a few more drops of water till thick and flowing


For Chocolate Glaze:
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
add 2 tablespoon of water to each of these glazes mix thouroughly.
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