When your 10 year old nephew asks you to make brownies you have to say yes. It’s the law. Look it up. We’ve been cooking and baking together for a little over a year now. He’s really into measuring and stirring. He studies the measuring cup with care to make sure that it is precise. I love his intensity.
I’m encouraging him to come up with his own ideas about what we can make. He loves chocolate which opens up a lot of possibilities. Baking seems to be more interesting to him at this point. I think he’s really into the end result of a tasty dessert more than a really good meal. Clearly we are related.
I usually email my brother 3-4 recipes and let my nephew choose what we will make. He recently chose these Peanut Butter Brownies. Who am I to argue? I busted out my Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan and we went to work. We used a basic brownie recipe but of course I could not leave the brownie as is. I had a surplus of peanut butter and chocolate on hand following my Peanut Butter Banana Bread. I decided to adorn another dessert with the sinful combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
We put dollops of peanut butter on the top of the brownie batter and then sprinkled the batter with some milk chocolate chips. Needless to say the brownies were insane. The small dollops of peanut butter combined with the chips provided just enough of a topping to add a nice contrast to the brownie but did not overwhelm it.
(Adapted from All Recipes)