Y'all, I love a good road trip. Mostly it's because I like to make lists. Do I always follow my lists? No, but I thoroughly enjoy making them. I also love to plan my snacks for the trip. I like having savory and sweet bites on the road because you never know when you're going to crave one or the other.
This trip I decided to make my favorite peanut butter brownies. I have a love affair with peanut butter, and is there anything better than a brownie? Will would say, yes, there are many things better than brownies. He's a weirdo though and doesn't like them, so really, that opinion doesn't count. I would be fine eating a brownie every day for the rest of my life. So there.
These brownies could hardly be simpler to make. Start off by pre-heating your oven to 350º. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars.
Next, add in the peanut butter, egg, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
Our flour and oats are the last to go in. Instead of using a mixer (or hand mixer), stir these in with your spatula or spoon. This will prevent the glutens in the flour from getting too excited and making your brownie tough.
Spread the batter into a greased pan (8x10 is suggested).
Also, I can't leave well enough alone. I decided to experiment a little and see what happens when I add Nutella to part of the brownies.
Bake the brownies for about 20-25 minutes and you'll get this.
Slice 'em up...
The top brownie has the Nutella, and the bottom is plain. Plain but delicious. Of course, I tasted both in the name of...science. The plain was nice and peanut butter-y as always. The Nutella taste wasn't as strong as I would've liked. The obvious solution is more
All in all, still a tasty brownie. Nom.
Here's the recipe in an easy-to-follow format:
Peanut Butter Brownies- makes 16 brownies*
Courtesy of Charleston Receipts Repeats
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c flour
1 c oats
- Preheat your oven to 350º
- Cream together butter and sugars
- Blend in egg, peanut butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract
- Stir in flour and oats
- Spread in a greased 8x10 pan
- Bake 20-25 minutes