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.

29 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

The peanut butter glaze is the winner!

Anncoo said...

WOW...I really love this one with peanut butter and choc chips in it and the glazing looks so tempting. Wish I can have a slice for my tea break :)

Federica said...

OMG! Chocolate and peanut butter! These bars are amazing dear, I'm mouthwatering ^__^ Bye, have a good week

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wow..wow! These brownies look decadent..love the glazes and the overflowing frosting.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wow..wow! These brownies look decadent..love the glazes and the overflowing frosting.

Medeja said...

It looks very delicious and these glazes are so great

Su said...

Oh my God!! This looks like a piece of heaven for the palate... wonderfull.

Melynda said...

There beautiful! Also my favorite flavors together doesn't get any better than these. thanks!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Send a pan my way please!!

Lizzy said...

Oh, boy, how fabulously decadent! I need an excuse to bake these :)

Lin Ann said...

These look and sound amazing!

Erin said...

WOW! Heavenly!

Swathi said...

these bars are awesome, they glaze is sure winner.

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

Delicious!!! That glaze is out of this world... I wish I could have a taste!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Love it. They looks so rich and moist!

Tiffany said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven!

Parsley Sage said...

...i want these right now!

5 Star Foodie said...

The glazes are awesome!

ARLENE said...

I would not turn down any of these, but would go back for seconds and thirds on the peanut butter. Yum!

Christina said...

These look heavenly. I was craving a brownie earlier and now I really want one!

Saji said...

they luk sooooooo tempting cant wait 2 have one

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

These look fantastic!

Mother Rimmy said...

You can't beat people pleasing treats like this! Peanut butter and chocolate makes most everyone happy.

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Oh....my....goodness. I will take a dozen. The peanut butter glaze looks and sounds so decadent.

Peggy said...

Yum! I'll take the best of all 3 worlds and combine all them all because they all sound so good!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, These brownies look delicious...professionally done..Blessings, Catherine

briarrose said...

Oh these look good. The glazes put it right up over the top. :)

21st Century Housewife© said...

These look and sound so good! I especially like how the marble glaze looks :)

From this week, I am co-hosting Let's Do Brunch with Chaya, so I wanted to thank you for linking this up. I would love to have one of your brownies for my brunch!

Magic of Spice said...

These are just too delightful, I will have to try one of each glaze :) Great photos too!