Thursday, July 8, 2010

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies.

I found the original recipe for these sinfully delicious brownies HERE but when I decided to make them last night, I realized that I was out of boxed brownie mix.  So, I flipped through some of my cook books until I found a brownie recipe that I thought would be a good match.  After making them, I've now decided that I won't even buy boxed brownie mix, because thanks to my friend Janna's recipe, I have found THE perfect brownie!  Dense and fudgy, and oh so yummy!  

Without further ado, here's Janna's recipe for the brownies, combined with Betty Crocker's recipe for the filling and topping.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

:: Brownie base ::
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cubes baking cocoa  (1 cube baking cocoa = 1 Tbsp butter + 3 Tbsp cocoa powder)
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour

Melt butter, vanilla, sugar and cocoa in pan, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat, and add eggs and flour.  Mix well.  Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees.  Let cool completely.

:: Peanut Butter Filling ::
1/2 cup butter-softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp milk

Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and milk.  Continue to beat until smooth and creamy.  Spread onto cooled brownies.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

:: Chocolate topping ::
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter

Combine chocolate chips and butter and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir well, and microwave again for 30 seconds.  Stir until smooth.  Let cool for 10 minutes, then spread over peanut butter layer.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.  (slicing is much easier when they are cold)


Ginger said...

How do you make all of this delicious food and yet you stay so thin?

Brooklet said...

wow, those look good. i think I might have to give those a go.

Anonymous said...

I just made these. The pb filling and chocolate topping are so so good! You can't go wrong with butter and butter and butter. Thanks for the recipe!

tharker said...

I'm eating one..okay two...right at this very moment! So glad you enjoyed them, Charith!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness. Not the recipe I need to be reading right now. Wow those look good!

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

I will have to try these for Tye's baptism...if they last long enough..I am so glad you have this blog...I have always been secretly jealous of your "Betty C" skills!!lol

Amy J said...

Tiffany, I just made the brownies (without the topping) in a 9 x 9 pan and my family LOVED them. :) Thanks for the recipe! It was so easy!

tharker said...

Ooh, I bet they were nice and thick in the 9x9. Yum!!!

Jaime said...

Hi Tiffany. Just heard about your blog from my cousin, Amy J. I am loving the recipes so far that you have posted, and look forward to more. I plan to spread the word about your blog through mine, I hope you don't mind. You have a talent here.

Shannon said...

I saw your blog on Jaime's, and am sooo glad she shared the link. Can't wait to make these brownies! I will definitely be back!

Emily said...

I LOVE this recipe!! I made this yesterday for a nice Sunday evening dessert with my in-laws. It was especially good since we sent the kids to bed and then us adults enjoyed this all to ourselves! They couldn't stop talking about it and we all loved it! I mean who can go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter (my favorite concoction)?!

tharker said...

Totally true, Em. You really can't go wrong when you combine PB and chocolate! So glad you liked them!