Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Recipe : Peanut Butter Brownies

This is one of my go-to recipes.  So much that my friends here are probably tired of seeing this pan arrive when we get together!  The ingredients are usually on hand and it works with all sorts of flours and fats, from home-ground wheat or brown rice to plain old white flour from a bag ; and butter, margarine, or the Omega spreads like Smart Balance.

1 C  peanut butter
1/2 C  butter (or substitute)
2 C  brown sugar
3  eggs
1 t  vanilla
1 C  flour
1/2 t  salt
*Whatever kind of chocolate frosting you like (Letting a cup or so of chocolate chips melt a bit on the top, then spread over and let cool works fine in a pinch, too.)*

Set oven to 350 degrees and spray 13x9 pan.  Beat PB and butter.  Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla and beat until fluffy and light.  Stir in flour and salt until well blended.  Spread in pan and bake for 30 minutes (Begin checking at 25 minutes!).

Lots of fat, peanut butter, and eggs make this calorie-rich and if whole grain flour is used, then with a cup of milk (or a shake) and an apple ~ what a snack!

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