Sunday Rewind: Maggie Monday: PJs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies….- Originally posted April 16, 2012

As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a favorite that is at least two years old. I hope you enjoy! – The Ranting Chef

Welcome back to Maggie Monday. As I mentioned before, Maggie is a former boss of mine when I was a resident advisor at The Ohio State University. Maggie started a practice where different staff members had the responsibility for running a staff meeting. With the staff we had, we each tried to out do the other with creativity. I think my favorite was pajama staff meeting. Back then I felt that Maggie was looking to increase our leadership abilities by passing on the responsibilities. Now, I realize she got away without having to plan them herself. Very sharp Maggie. Very sharp!

Peanut Butter. Chocolate. I don’t really need to say much more about this post. Easy-peasy as traditional brownies but a nice change. I also like that you can taste the salt. Chocolate+salt= yum.

I like to vary “brownie” recipes at our house. “Brownie” (sorta like “Coke”  for soft drink or “Kleenex” for tissue) has come to mean pretty much any dessert I bake in a pan and cut into squares that can be eaten without a fork. Look for my daughter’s favorite “Orange Brownies” soon.

If you like peanut butter and chocolate, make these brownies.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

What you need:

½ cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup softened  butter

2/3 cup sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup flour

1 t baking powder

½ t kosher salt

1 ¾ cups chocolate chips- reserve ¼ cup

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 or 8×8 baking pan. In a bowl, cream together peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add in both sugars, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into peanut butter mixture. Fold in 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Allow to completely cool before cutting.

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Categories: Baking, Chocolate, Dessert, Guest-Maggie, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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4 Comments on “Sunday Rewind: Maggie Monday: PJs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies”

  1. March 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    That looks delicious!


  2. The Simple Beginner
    March 23, 2015 at 7:41 am #



  3. March 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    Brownies…Blondies– just make me some– they look delicious!


  4. March 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    Now I’m hungry!


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