The plows didn't show yesterday afternoon, and when I'm bored, I get hungry. So I took mental stock of the contents of my cabinets and realized, snow or no snow, I had the ingredients to make
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Brownies
6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chunks or semi-sweet chocolate chips
This recipe comes from the magazine that one of our local supermarkets, Hannaford, publishes each month. I've gotten some great ideas from it. There are so many recipes, cookbooks and food blogs out there that sometimes it's overwhelming. Often it's just the odd photo or recipe that happens to cross my path on a given day that inspires me to try it. Yesterday I was trying to get some tax work done, and came across this recipe that I tore out of the magazine a while ago. Why I decided to make this the day AFTER Molly and her friend Gillian left for Williams is anybody's guess. This one is quick and easy: Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with foil. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then remove from heat and whisk in sugars and peanut butter. Let cool slightly. In a large bowl whisk the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the peanut butter mixture. Then add the flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Mix until just thoroughly incorporated. Spread evenly in the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool on a rack and turn out on a board to remove foil and cut into squares.
I thought these were really good. Moist, chocolaty, and probably a little healthier than your average brownie. Now I just need a couple of teenagers to help me eat them.
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