Peanut butter brownies

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Thought you all would like this re-post of mine from last year of one of my families favorite treats. Hope you all are out enjoying life and your day is filled with your love ones and lots of love and you all get a chance to make these, they are yummy.

We make these brownies about twice a year. Usually they are the standard square shapes but you can switch things up by cutting out different shapes using cookie cutters. Since it is the month of love I thought hearts would be perfect for a Valentine treat.

 

Ingredients you will need:

½ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup chunky peanut butter

¼ cup solid vegetable shortening

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup packed dark-brown sugar

2 eggs

11/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup chopped peanuts

 

I mix all wet ingredients first and have chocolate chips and chopped nuts put to the side for later.

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Next mix dry ingredients of flour, salt and brown sugar.

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Combine two ingredients, then in a lined 8×12 inch-baking pan spread out your brownie mixture. I use parchment paper to line the baking dish.

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Bake your brownies at 350F for 28 minutes or until set in center.

Once out of the oven sprinkle with chocolate chips, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Spread melted chips evenly over top with spatula and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Place on rack to cool.

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Once cool you can start cutting into squares or different shapes. I always refrigerate the brownies once finished because they taste good cold. It tends to get warm here in Phoenix sometimes so we refrigerate everything or freeze it. Hope you all enjoy this recipe; it is one of my families favorite treats.

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For instructions and pattern to this little teddy bear click here

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