Thursday, 12 April 2012

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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I saw this recipe on Brown Eyed Baker and I knew I had to try them- I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate... and brownies. However, I had a heck of a time actually making them.

I originally made the actual brownie recipe on the Brown Eyed Baker website, but... I had a bit of a travesty in the kitchen! I messed up on two accounts. First, I used double the amount of melted butter in the peanut butter swirl on accident so my brownies were RUINED. The peanut butter swirl was way too liquidy and it was boiling and bubbling instead of baking! Seriously tragic! I had to throw that batch away.
Secondly, I used a double boiler instead of a large bowl OVER a pot of simmering water. So my chocolate and butter mixture was too hot and didn't combine with the sugars correctly. So, needless to say, it was a total failure.

I made the recipe again (because I had promised my cousin who helped me move out of my dorm that I would bake him something), but with a brownie mix this time- I was NOT going to go through all the work for the original recipe! And the result? Great! They were delicious. The peanut butter swirl is SO delicious and easy to whip up.


I'm not going to include the brownie recipe that was originally on Brown Eyed Baker because, even if my brownies didn't turn out to be a disaster, I found that recipe too work-intensive. If you want the original brownie recipe, check out her site!

 Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
  • Your favourite brownie recipe for an 8x8 pan (I used a mix) 
  •  ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  •  ½ cup powdered sugar
  •  ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Prepare brownie recipe as directed and pour into 8x8 pan.
  2. Whisk the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Drop the peanut butter mixture into the brownie batter using a spoon. With a butter knife, swirl the peanut butter mixture by running the knife crosswise and length wise through the batters.
  4. Bake according to the directions on the brownie recipe.
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker.
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20 comments:

  1. Gosh your posts always look so yummy. I feel spoiled just by looking at your pictures =P

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  2. These look divine! I love brownies and I can't wait to make these...yum!

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  3. Extremely delicious looking cookies
    I completely understand why you had to make them
    I'd loooooooooove to grab a few and eat :)

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  4. Delicious! I love peanut butter and chocolate brownies. And a mix is easier anyway. :)

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  5. Hi Izzy,
    These are awesome Brownies! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Helen! And thanks for visiting :) Have a great day and see you Thursday! Cheers!

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  6. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today....http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

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    1. Hi Wendy, sorry I couldn't make it to your link parties this week... I will definitely link up next week! Thanks for the invite :)

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  7. Oh wow, these look delicious! I love anything chocolate and peanut butter. I will have to try these! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

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  8. Love these! I can't handle a brownie recipe that is too intensive. That's how I have my kitchen failures too. Great job!

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  9. These sound great! So glad you persevered and didn't give up at the first few hurdles.

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    1. I'll go through any obstacles for chocolate and peanut butter! Haha :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Looks so yummy. We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

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  11. Another great treat from your kitchen! Thanks for joining Scrumptious Sunday, I can't wait to see what you post next!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, and for checking out my post!

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  12. Izzy, thanks for sharing your post at Dwell on Friday! I recently made Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies - the brownie recipe is amazing, easy, and I use it all the time! Check it out: http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/04/peanut-butter-swirl-fudge-brownies.html.

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