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Peanut butter cup brownies

Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations). The boys do fine with it, and it gives us time to do non-techy things like read and play games and build racing tracks around the living room and kitchen (happening as I type).

I technologically bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats on this No Technology Tuesday!

This isn't a very Christmassy treat, but it is a versatile one that can be made any time so why not Christmas? One thing I will note about these gooey-yummy brownies is that it appears that they might be uncooked in the middle. Uncooked they are not, however. That moistness that you see in the photos is the chocolate that has been incorporated into the batter (drool). 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Mix and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine:

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

1 cup milk chocolate chips

Heat in 30-second intervals in the microwave until creamy, stirring after each interval.

In a large bowl, combine:

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add the chocolate mixture (such a fun photo).

Stir until combined. 

Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring after each addition until just combined.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking dish. Top with 12 Reese's peanut butter cups.

Top with the remaining batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.

Back to my sort of technology-free Tuesday!

Printable recipe: Peanut butter cup brownies

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Reader Comments (5)

I definitely uttered a few expletives when I saw the pictures for these brownies. Not out anger, but out of a hungry passion kind of place. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

12.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

These were absolutely heavenly!!! Thank you thank you!!!!

12.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

These look divine! Your photography is stunning and I love how you show the ingredients in the bowl along with the description and measurement ... brilliant!

Beautiful blog, beautiful food and family. Bravo!

12.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids to help with :)
I also like the below brownie recipe.
Thanks for sharing,

12.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Anne

This looked SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good, it should be illegal. LOL!

04.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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