Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies


These Peanut Butter Brownies are very moist and chocolatey. I like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Such a great treat. You can make these brownies ahead and freeze them. The reason I baked these brownies is because I was reading that a blogger I was following lost her husband and bloggers around the world were baking with peanut butter because her husband loved it.

I have lost precious people in my life and I know that nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone close to you. You wake up one morning and you wish you had bad dream. The days following the news are filled with anger, sadness, guilt, denial and you are not ready to accept this lost. People will tell you that life must go on but sometimes you feel that life has stopped.

Everyone will react different to a lost. It may take years to heal. Sometimes the pain will never go away. You learn to cope with it. Holidays, birthdays will never be the same. When life takes that precious person away from your life you feel so empty. You wish that this day had never come. You start thinking about what you should have done with this person, what you should have told him or her.

Sadly you can’t go back in time. Hopefully you will take some time, today, to reflect on your life and to cherish your loved ones. Take the time to tell them that you love them. Hug them because that could be the last hug that you will ever give them.

I’ve baked those peanut butter brownies or everyone that I have lost in my life and that I cared deeply about.

PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES

Ingredients:
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
8 tbsps butter, cut into chunks
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup AP flour
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:
1- Preheat the oven at 350F. Line a 8x8 pan with parchment.
2- In a large bowl melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Let cool.
3- Add sugar and mix well with a fork.
4- Add eggs and vanilla and mix well with a fork.
5- In a small bowl mix the flour with salt and baking powder.
6- Whisk in the chocolate mixture well.
7- Scrape the batter into the pan. Drop the peanut butter in 10 small dollops over batter. Run a knife to create swirls.
8- Bake at 350F about 22 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour.
9- Frosting: Melt the 4 ounces dark chocolate with the vegetable in the microwave. Spread over brownies. Let cook another 2 hours. Serve.

These brownies will keep well in the refrigerator for couple days or you could freeze them.