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Let’s talk sweets. My favorite indulgence is the simple brownie…but sometimes I like to kick it up a notch and try out something new and mix in fun ingredients into them. Every time we had potlucks, I was asked to bring my “famous” brownies. Always trying to best myself, I was looking for something indulgent and comforting…looking around the kitchen I grabbed the peanut butter and some raspberry extract and created the BEST brownies ever!
While they are making their way into my cookbook, I thought I’d share them with you today so you could make them yourself and enjoy the deliciousness!
I’ve tried this recipe two ways…easy (box mix fudge brownie) & homemade, both are divine. I’m going to share the homemade with you today, but I’m sure you can figure out how to do it with a box mix.
- 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 c sugar
- 3/4 c cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp raspberry extract
- 2 large eggs, cold
- 10 tbls butter
- 1/4 c Pics peanut butter
- Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Grease & Flour an 8x8 inch pan or 9x9 for thinner brownies
- Add enough water to a medium saucepan so that it is 1 to 2 inches deep. Heat water until barely simmering. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium heat-safe bowl. Rest the bowl over simmering water (if the bottom of the bowl touches the water, remove a little water).
- Stir mixture occasionally until the butter has melted and mixture is quite warm. Remove the bowl from heat and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes until it's cooled down a little but still warm.
- Stir in the raspberry extract with a spatula. Then, add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each one.
- When the batter looks thick & well blended, add the flour and stir until fully incorporated, beat with mixer until smooth.
- Spread into greased pan with spatula.
- Put peanut butter into baggie and pipe 4 lines onto brownies.
- Use a knife to go across the peanut butter and create a design in the batter.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and come out almost clean. Depending on your oven you may need to add 5-10 minutes.
- Let cool then enjoy!
- You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter depending on your mood.
- When using boxed mix prepare as usual adding raspberry extract in mixing then add peanut butter to top and cook as directed on box.
What is your favorite indulgent treat?