Kid Friendly Sweets

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

A little sweet, for my sweet tooth

This is the time of year that gets me into trouble.  Yep, I get the baking bug.

And of course if I bake something, I have to taste test it.  Right?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

I also have friends who bake.  And they bake the most delicious treats.  In fact, two of my friends write baking blogs and one of them is a Pastry Chef right here in Seattle.

Both filled with so much deliciousness, you must click on over and check them out.  www.pinkpatisserie.com and www.pastrycraftseattle.com  You’re gonna fall in love!

I’m not sure what possessed me to make these.  I was in the mood for a sweet treat but I wanted something simple to prepare and most delicious to eat.

I wish I had a really funny story to tell you, or some cute pictures of Tank.  Well, actually, I do have a few cute pictures of Tank.

Tank needs a haircut

Tank is handsome now :)

I think these brownies hit the spot.  For the sake of my workout and waistline, I sent most of them on over to my friend’s house and kept a few to enjoy with my coffee later.

They never made it to the coffee.  I ended up sneaking one as a midnight snack and the other three conveniently disappeared.

Might be one of the sweet tooth Bennett gals.  😉

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Similar to blondies or chocolate chip bar cookies, these divine little treats are less sweet and perfect with coffee or tea.

I also prepare these with a gluten free flour  that can now be found in most grocery stores.  A few examples are Bob’s Red Mill, Namaste, Gluten Free Mama,  King Arthur

Makes 12 Squares

Ingredients

1 ½ cups Wholesome Sweeteners Coconut Palm Sugar or dark brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 375F.  Grease a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.

Whisk together the eggs and sugar and then slowly add the melted butter.

Then whisk in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Next, mix in the 2 cups flour and ½ teaspoon salt.  Then stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour the brownie batter into the baking pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the brownies are golden brown and done in the center.

When the brownies have cooled, cut into squares and enjoy!

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Jodi Boatright
    September 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Yeah! I might have to try these today.

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      Karista
      September 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

      They are completely addicting Jodi! :)

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    thecompletecookbook
    September 13, 2012 at 8:01 am

    What a handsome boy Tank is!
    I am forever having to give away baked goods – I would be the size of a house if I didn’t! These brownies look like just the thing for with a cuppa!
    :-) Mandy xo

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      Karista
      September 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Hahaha! I think half my test recipes get toted right out the door to friends and neighbors. Otherwise I’d have just way too much food in the house. :)

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      Karista
      September 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Oh and thank you! We love our Tank. :)

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    saffronandhoney
    September 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    What a treat! I know what you mean, fall/winter is high time for baking cravings. Tank looks adorable :)

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      Karista
      September 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

      :) Thanks Ksenia! We love our little buddy. He’s the star of the family most days. Until he takes off down the street chasing one of the big squirrels that lives in our yard. :(

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    bitsandbreadcrumbs
    September 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Oh, no…and these HAD to be easy, too? As I said on FB, a total weakness of mine is the PB and chocolate duo. I will have to try these. Tank is absolutely adorable!

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      Karista
      September 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

      :) He is a cutie which is why he gets way too many treats and is about 3lbs overweight. He’s just too darn cute that boy. LOL! And of course Mom has to give him a few scraps from the table. Probably not a good idea.

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    Cara Olsen
    September 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

    All right, you . . . I’ll be sending you my personal training bill at the end of the month! YUM! with a capital Y-U-M. I look forward to making these for the family over the holidays; I can’t imagine anyone not going nuts for them. OOO . . . you could add nuts! 😉

    Oh, your tank is too precious! Our Bella just went in for her monthly grooming appointment. Ah . . . I love when she is all washed, cleaned, trimmed and smelling delicious!

    Hoping you are well, my friend,

    ~ Cara

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      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Hahaha!! I sent all my extra brownies to my friends house for the same reason. And nuts would be a fab addition to these brownies!
      We do love our Tank, especially when he smells good. :) He’d rather roll in the dirt and dig in the garden though.
      Thinking about you and hope you’re feeling well and doing fantastic!!
      LOVE!

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    yummychunklet
    September 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    These definitely need to be shared. I’d eat the whole pan!

    • Reply
      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Absolutely! I knew I was at risk of eating way more than I should so off they went to my friends house. :)

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    Alex
    September 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Tank is soooo cute! And the brownies are winking at me. 😛

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      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Awww… thanks. We think he’s a cutie too. And I think you may need some of those brownies. :)

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    hilal achmar
    September 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Yummy….. Your neighbors must be happy to be your neighbor, because you are good at cooking …. :)

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      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Thank you. Not sure how good I am at cooking but I do love to eat really delicious food.

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        hilal achmar
        September 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        Yes…. :) :) I believe …. Imagine the delicious food, makes us hungry …. …. sometimes i can not wait to eat …. so, I do not cook …. buy …. :)

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    mydearbakes
    September 14, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Awww, this looks so fantastic, well done!! =)

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    Kelley {mountain mama cooks}
    September 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Ah, Tank is adorable. These brownies look dangerously good. I love the peanut butter/chocolate combo. Have a great weekend, Karista! xo

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      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Kelley. I love my little buddy. Actually, he’s spoiled rotten by all the girls in this family. :)
      You have a lovely weekend too! Hugs to ya!!

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    Tandy
    September 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I would love one right now!

    • Reply
      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Me too! But I gave them all away. Hahaha! Guess I’ll be making more. :)

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    ohsweetbasil
    September 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Tank is totally cute, and these are totally delicious!!

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      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Awww… thanks so much! And thank you for stopping by. :) Delicious Wishes!

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    Maria Stordahl Nelson
    September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Thank you kind friend for the recommend! You are so good to me. :) Those brownies look divine and Tank, just as sweet!

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      Karista
      September 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

      You are so welcome Maria!! My Tanky boy is a cutie pie. :) Loads of love you friend!

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    Shut Up & Cook
    September 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Oh no you didn’t!!!

    These look freaking addictive. I can feel my ass expanding just reading this blog post.

    That is one cute pup too.

    Love all this!

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      Karista
      September 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Hahaha! Yep, I did. But they aren’t terribly sweet, the coconut sugar gives some lovely flavor along with the chocolate chips. So yummy I could eat the entire batch. :) we do love our little terrier…

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    Heidi
    September 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I just made these, and they are SO DELICIOUS! Perfect texture, and perfectly chocolatey! I also made your Chicken Gaston Gerard recipe yesterday for dinner too–a favorite in my house! These are soon to be one of my “go to” sweet recipes!

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      Karista
      September 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Yay! So glad you liked them! We love the Chicken Gaston Gerard too. One of our faves :) Thanks for commenting Heidi!!

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    Savory Simple
    September 17, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Your pup makes the cutest expressions! These brownies look incredible.

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      Karista
      September 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Hahaha! He is a funny boy. I’ve always had terriers and my Airedale was probably the most expressive. But Tank is pretty darn funny too, he seems to wear his feelings on his face. :)

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    Jodi Boatright
    September 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Well, I didn’t try them last week, but they ARE in the oven right now. They smell divine and can’t wait for them to come out. Now to be “fair” I have to make a PB free version for my youngest that doesn’t PB. (I think he might be part alien!)

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    Campout | bits and breadcrumbs
    October 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

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