I've been looking for an excuse to make this recipe....my friend Julie's birthday is this month, so this is for her treat!! She said her favorite is anything with peanut butter and chocolate!
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
1/3 c. butter, softened
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
6 oz. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
chopped peanuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and salt; set aside. Melt the chocolate and butter together. Stir in the peanut butter until well blended. Add both sugars, eggs and vanilla.
Stir in the flour mixture just until blended. Add chocolate chips. Spread batter in a greased 8x8 baking pan. Top with optional chopped peanuts. Bake 30-35 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool and cut into squares.
Hint: instead of greasing the baking pan, line it with foil and grease the foil. When finished baking, remove foil lining with brownies and cool. Cut into squares. Brownies are more uniformly baked and they cut into squares more neatly.