Sunday, September 6, 2009
Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Reese's Peanut Butter (I used Jif-it's what was on hand)
1 cup Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips, divided
1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips, divided
3/4 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9x2-inch pan.
2. Stir together butter, sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Add 2 eggs; stir until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture, stirring until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, stir together sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, remaining egg and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour evenly over baked layer. Set aside 1 tablespoon each milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips; sprinkle remaining chips over peanut butter mixture. Return to oven; continue baking 20 to 25 minutes or until peanut butter layer is set and edges begin to brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4. Stir together remaining milk chocolate chips, remaining peanut butter chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over top of bars. When drizzle is firm, cut into bars. (I didn't wait that long!) Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Source: Hershey's Classic Recipes
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla flavoring
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped divided into two 4 oz. portions
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped divided into two 4 oz. portions
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted and divided into two 1/2-cup portions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil and butter the foil. Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl and blend until smooth using the electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in the peanut butter until smooth. Stir the egg and vanilla together in a bowl and add to the peanut butter mixture until combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and combine well. Stir in 1 portion each of the white and semisweet chocolates and combine. Add 1 portion of the pecans and mix until combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is soft but no longer runny. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the remaining white and semisweet chocolates over the top. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and set aside to let the chocolates melt. When melted, swirl the chocolates together with the tip of a sharp knife to make a marbleized effect. Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the top. Let the bars cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
A BOUNTIFUL KITCHEN
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Peanut Butter Pie
1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust
1 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
4 -1/2 cups (12 ounce container) non-dairy whipped topping, divided
1 jar (11.75 ounces) Smucker's Hot Fudge Topping, divided
For the Drizzle:
2 tablespoons Smucker's Hot Fudge Topping
2 tablespoons Jif Peanut Butter
Remove lid, warm jar in microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Stir Topping. Do not overheat
In medium bowl, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Gently fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spoon mixture into prepared pie shell. Using spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie.
Reserve 2 tablespoons Hot Fudge Topping and place remainder into microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Spread Hot Fudge Topping over pie to cover peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until serving time.
Just before serving, spread remaining whipped topping (1-1/2 cups), over Hot Fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers.
Place reserved 2 tablespoons Hot Fudge Topping in a small baggie and knead for a few seconds. Cut tiny hole in corner of bag and drizzle over pie. Repeat with 2 tablespoons peanut butter, drizzling in opposite direction of Hot Fudge Topping.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Smucker's®.