Wednesdays are quickly becoming my regular recipe day around here, and I’m pretty ok with that because we’ve been eating lots of delicious things because of it. Today I’ve got… surprise surprise… another recipe that involves peanut butter and chocolate chips. I really might be developing an addiction.
The original recipe for these, from Sweetest Kitchen, left them a little dry for my taste, or maybe I just cooked it for a little too long, so here’s the recipe and instructions according to how I will be altering it in the future.
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8×6″ square pan (set aside)
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring until smooth. I wasn’t sure how this would go, but the brown sugar basically dissolves and it looks a little like crunchy peanut butter when its done.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter then set aside
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Go back to your brown sugar mixture and add the egg and vanilla, mix well. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to create a thick, smooth batter. Fold in half the chocolate chips, reserving the rest for sprinkling on top.
- Transfer the batter to the pan, spreading it evenly to the edges. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and lightly press them into the batter.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned. Allow to cool in the pan. Cut into squares and serve.
My family really enjoyed these, the peanut butter taste ends up being really subtle and the tiny bit of crunch on top makes them pretty delicious. Make sure to check out Sweetest Kitchen, there’s about a zillion other recipes on there.
And for more easy to make treats and meals, check out my Pinterest Food Challenge page!
At least once a month cook or bake something you’ve pinned, and share it with others! Let’s try to stop pinning and start making.