It is time for The Secret Recipe Club again. With this post comes my usual excitement for reveal day, but also a bit of sadness. This will be my last month participating in The Secret Recipe Club. I am not keeping up with this part of my life anymore and it is time to let it go.
Now, I want your focus and attention to be on my assigned blog, My Beautiful Disasters. This fun blog is written by a Casey a high school athlete and aspiring cook. She makes the most wonderful things for her family and blogs about the food and her family! I loved reading about their celebrations and the treats they enjoyed.
For my recipe I struggled to make a choice. Casey's blog is full of all kinds of mouth-watering recipes, but when I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies I was drawn in. My husband DEVOURS anything with peanut butter and chocolate, so I knew this was the right recipe for me. Plus, I have been crazy busy this month and wanted something that was quick and easy. This recipe fit the bill by using a brownie mix.
I am typically a brownie purist. I like dark chocolate flavors without anything adorning the batter. Simply put, I just want them to taste like chocolate. These brownies were a nice change, and I will be making them again VERY soon :) These weren't the most beautiful brownies I have ever made, but they were sure tasty! I did doctor up the brownie mix with a tablespoon of instant coffee which enhances the chocolate flavor, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and reduced the white sugar to 1/4 cup. If you wanted a homemade brownie you could make my recipe for Andes Mint Brownies and omit the mints. ENJOY!
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Recipe Source: Modified slightly from My Beautiful Disasters
1 brownie recipe prepared, or a box mix prepared according to the instructions
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup white sugar (Casey uses 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
2 Tablespoons flour
Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with butter or cooking spray.
Prepare the brownie recipe or mix, and spread it into the prepared baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, sugar, flour and egg until well combined. Then, drop the mixture by spoonfuls on top of the brownie batter. Run a knife through the peanut butter to make a swirly design, (mine didn't swirl too well).
Bake 30-35 minutes or according to the package directions until the brownies are set. Cool and serve.