I was having a weak spot last week and needed something really yummy. I started looking through a cook book that one of my students gave me called Magic of Christmas by Gooseberry Patch. You know the ones that have a bunch of random wonderful recipes from ladies all over the states. Anyway this recipe came from a woman named Patti from PA. I have tweaked the recipe in just one way, but I LOVE how it turned out. I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of my father-in-laws new favorites. He is a peanut butter fanatic! Here's the recipe:
1 C. Butter
3/4 C. Packed Brown Sugar (room temperature)
2 1/4 C. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
16 oz. Jar of your Favorite Peanut Butter
3 C. All Purpose Flour
1 t. Salt
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1 Bag of Chocolate Chips (In the regular recipe Patti called for a tub of chocolate frosting for icing)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then blend the first 5 ingredients together with a mixer.
Next, add the peanut butter and mix well. Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then slowly mix into your peanut butter mixture.
I'm not going to lie, there was some definite dough eating going on in my kitchen. And it was SO worth it!
Then, stir in your chocolate chips by hand.
Smooth your dough into an 18 x 14" greased pan or split your dough in half and spread into two greased 9 x 13" pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Don't over cook, the bottoms of your brownies will burn fast. This dough is a little needy, so pay attention to it while it cooks!
Enjoy every bite!