Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

I go back and forth with baking. I always love to do it but there are times, (after multiple failures,) that I feel I am just not very good at it. I must admit, I have WAY more failures while baking versus cooking and just when I think I am going to give it up completely I come across a gold mine of a recipe.

After completely under cooking an entire batch of cupboard cookies (Note to self: buy new cookie sheets because they were the problem. It was not my lack of enthusiasm of baking that day!) I was completely baffled that after almost 10 years baking I could under-cook cookies? But to be honest... these things just happen and mistakes are often made. I was 100% re-assured that I can bake after making these quite delicious, can't stop eating them peanut butter brownie bars.

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars
Makes: Approx. 24 small bars. 

1 19.5 ounce box of brownie mix
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Vegetable or Canola oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3/4 Cup chocolate covered peanuts
1/2 Cup Butterscotch chips
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 Cup crunchy peanut butter 

Preheat oven to 350° F and lightly grease a 
13 x 9 x 2 baking pan and set aside
In the bowl of your electric mixer with the paddle attachment, combine brownie mix, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Beat until combined. Stir in peanuts and butterscotch chips.

In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a medium bowl until smooth.

To assemble the bars, spoon half of the brownie mixture into the bottom of your baking pan. Put in freezer to allow to set for about 5-10 minutes. Next, add the peanut butter/milk mixture to the top of the brownie mixture. Freeze for another 5-10 minutes to harden the layer of peanut butter filling. Top with the remaining mixture of brownies.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes until center of brownies are "set" and the edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in pan before removing. Cut into small or large sized bars and enjoy!

Happy baking!
-The Little Bitchin Kitchen

Source: Inspired by My Baking Addiction's Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars

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