Peanut Butter Cup/Cream Cheese Brownies

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This is my first Instructable so please go gentle on me.

This is one of my favourite things to make, great with a glass of milk, or do what I do, eat one and take the rest to work to butter everyone up for favours.

For our Brownies we're going to need the following

1 1/4 Cup Cocoa 
1 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
5 Eggs
1 tbsp of Vanilla
1 pkg 250 g cream cheese
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/3 Cup Flour or Flour Substitute (Brown Rice Flour gives a great nutty taste, and makes it gluten free)

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Step 1:

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Add 1 of the eggs, 1/2 Cup Sugar, and all of the peanut butter and cream cheese to a large bowl.

Mix these until well blended, adjust the sugar to your taste, I use all natural peanut butter sometimes so I add the full amount.

Step 2:

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The next step will make your life a lot easier, and create a much more polished looking final product.

Take your baking pan of choice, I use an 8x8 Silicon baking pan.

Line this with plastic wrap, then add the peanut butter cream cheese mixture and flatten out, add a layer of plastic wrap on top and flatten out.

Put this in the freezer for an hour or so, just enough for the mixture to set up more firmly.

Step 3:

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Put the 1 cup of butter on the stove to melt.  I usually just put this on low and let it melt slowly as I start the rest of the brownie mixture.

Take 1 Cup of each, brown and white sugar and add them to the remaining 4 eggs.

Mix these until well blended and any brown sugar lumps have dissipated... unless you're perfect and your brown sugar doesn't have lumps... Mine was a little lumpy.
canida3 years ago
These look amazing! Neat technique with the frozen layer - I'll have to try it.
vaughnago (author)  canida3 years ago
Thanks, I didn't quite freeze with the sugar content but it firmed up quite nicely
What a great recipe! Sounds just delicious!