Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
*8 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
*1 cup butter
*1 teaspoon instant coffee
*5 large eggs
*3 cups granulated sugar
*1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Peanut Butter Filling Ingredients:
*3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
*1/2 cup butter
*1/8 teaspoon salt
*2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
*3 tablespoons whole milk
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
*1 cup milk chocolate chips
*1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
*1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
~Preheat oven 350 degrees.
~Spray a 9x13 inch glass baking pan with cooking spray.
~Place chocolate & butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
~Microwave on high until the chocolate & butter is melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
~Remove from microwave and stir in instant coffee.
~In a mixing bowl, place eggs, sugar & vanilla in it.
~Beat on high for 2 minutes.
~Reduce speed to low, beat in chocolate mixture.
~Beat in flour and salt until just combined.
~Pour into prepared pan.
~Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until brownies are done.
~Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Peanut Butter Filling Directions:
~In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and salt together until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
~Reduce speed to low and add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. I add a small bit of the powdered sugar & milk at a time, mixing well between each addition.
~Spread over cooled brownies.
Chocolate Frosting Directions:
~Melt the milk chocolate & semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 20 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth.
~Pour chocolate mixture evenly over top of the peanut butter layer.
~Refrigerate and allow chocolate to set 30-45 minutes.