By now you probably know that I’m extremely obsessive about peanut butter. I almost took a picture of my kitchen cabinet to show you how serious my obsession is, but then I worried someone would have me committed. Yes, I’ve heard about all the horrible salmonella cases, but I just can’t give peanut butter up (and it’s all on sale at the grocery store too!). I just make sure I’m careful not to eat anything on the recall list, but otherwise, I don’t find it necessary to give up my joy in life (fine, it’s not my only joy in life, but it is a big one).
Anyway, it’s pretty hard to give up peanut butter when people keep posting peanut butter recipes all over the Internet. Sara posted a recipe from The Life and Times of Grumpy’s Honeybunch for “Da Bombe Brownies Peanut Butter Style” and I was so in love, I made them the next day. I re-named them to:
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Buttery Brownies:
- 1 1/2 C mini peanut butter cups, chopped (I would use more next time though)
- 1 C butter, melted (2 sticks)
- 3 C sugar
- 1.5 T vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
- 1 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 C Reese’s pieces
First I chopped up all my mini peanut butter cups. The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups, but I will definitely use more next time. The brownies weren’t quite peanut buttery enough for my likes. I might even throw a dash of real peanut butter into the batter just to make them even more delicious.
Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. One at a time, mix in your 4 eggs until fully combined.
If you feel sick after eating these…I’m going to take a guess and say it’s because you ate way too many of them and that it doesn’t have anything to do with salmonella. But it’s OK; I don’t blame you for eating the whole batch of them. They’re that good.