Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

I don’t think I’ve ever met a brownie that I didn’t like. And what I like even better is chocolate and peanut butter together. These were delicious. Original recipe is from For the Love of Cooking.

Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips


1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup, plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 325°F and make sure rack is in the lower third of the oven. Coat an 8 inch baking pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt. Set the bowl in a large skillet of water and simmer over medium low heat. Stir occasionally until the butter is melted and mixture is hot to the touch. The mixture will look slightly grainy. Remove from heat and cool until warm.

Add vanilla and stir with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs one at a time mixing thoroughly after each one. When the batter looks well blended, smooth and shiny, slowly add the flour and stir until it’s combined thoroughly. Then stir vigorously for 30 strokes.

Stir in the peanut butter chips. Pour into the baking pan. Place a few more peanut butter chips on top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely and enjoy.

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