Time with my family means chocolate – lots of chocolate.
Our Christmas celebration over Labor Day was no exception.
The girls and I thought long and hard to decide what to bring. We were anxious to try something new – but with the rush to get packed for that trip and plan for our big western adventure – we didn’t plan well.
Dagmar picked out 2 different recipes, but we didn’t have the right ingredients for either. (I can’t believe I ran out of baking cocoa – I always have baking cocoa – it’s a staple!)
We somehow managed to gather enough working brain cells between us to come up with a yummy substitution.
We took a favorite brownie recipe, substituted some of the butter for peanut butter and added chopped Snicker bars.
These we incredible when hot from the oven and were enjoyed all weekend. While not quite as decadent as my all-time favorites Peacemakers – they were a fast and yummy fill-in!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Snicker Brownies
1 – 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces (or margarine)
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 large Snicker bars
Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Blend flour, sugar, and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
Melt 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter in a large bowl in the microwave, stirring often.
Add in eggs and mix until blended. Add dry ingredients and mix until blended. Stir in vanilla, remaining chocolate chips and 1 chopped Snickers bar. Spread into baking pan.
Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the remaining 2 chopped Snickers bars. Bake for another 2 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars and enjoy!
I’ve linked this post up with Tasty Tuesday at Beauty and Bedlam and Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff.