Sunday, April 15, 2012

Skillet Peanut Butter Brownies

This was another find on the Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day this week. I enjoy finding recipes to make in my cast iron pan. Amy from A Little Nosh chose this recipe from Amanda at Amanda's Cookin' whose blog I have been following for a while. I am sure this will not last long, but will be a nice treat to enjoy while it lasts.

Peanut Butter Layer
3/4 cup light cream cheese
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 sugar
2 eggs 
1/2 tsp vanilla

Cream together cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar and mix for 2 minutes. Ad eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat well. Set aside.

Brownie Layer
3/4 cup butter
3 oz baker's unsweetened chocolate
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease skillet lightly. 
Place butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at medium power for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for another minute and stir again. Continue until all chocolate is melted. Stir in brown sugar and white sugar until fully combined. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, flour and salt and stir to combine. Set aside 1 cup of batter. 

Pour remaining batter into skillet. Spread Peanut butter mixture over top. Dollop reserved brownie batter on top and swirl with knife. Bake for 1 hour. Check after 45 minutes. It is done when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

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