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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Brownies for your Sweet Tooth

MMMMM this could be perfect for those of us with a sweet tooth. We could even have these as a quick dessert for Mother's Day.

Bet my brother Joe would have loved these.
Happy Birthday in Heaven Joe.  I know you are saving us all seats.

For the brownies

  • 2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. brewed coffee or espresso
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
For the topping
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. In the ¾-Qt. StackCooker Casserole, stir together chocolate chips, heavy cream, butter, vanilla, coffee, and salt. 
  3. Microwave 45 seconds. 
  4. Remove from microwave, let stand 2 minutes; stir until smooth.
  5. In the base of the Power Chef® System with paddle attachment, add eggs. Cover and pull cord until well beaten. 
  6. Remove cover, add 2 spoonfuls of chocolate mixture to eggs, cover and pull cord until well mixed. 
  7. Add remaining chocolate mixture and pull cord until well mixed.
  8. Transfer chocolate mixture to the UltraPro 2-Qt. Square Pan. 
  9. Place pan in oven. Bake 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean. 
  10. Remove pan from oven; let stand.
  11. Meanwhile, make the toppings. 
  12. In the ¾-Qt. StackCooker Casserole stir together peanut butter, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. 
  13. Microwave on high power 30 seconds or until soft and spreadable. Spoon mixture over brownies; using a knife or small offset spatula spread evenly over brownies.
  14. In the large 2-cup Micro Pitcher add chocolate chips and cream. Microwave 45 seconds; let stand 1 minute, stir until smooth. 
  15. Pour chocolate over peanut butter, spread evenly. 
  16. Sprinkle top with peanuts, gently press into chocolate.
  17. Refrigerate 20 minutes to set. 
  18. Cut into 16 pieces, serve chilled or at room temperature.

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