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?
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.
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.
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.
Makes 12 Squares
1 ½ cups Wholesome Sweeteners Coconut Palm Sugar or dark brown sugar, packed
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
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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