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This month I made Lizzy's Brownies with a layer of peanut butter on top top and then a chocolate glaze! Yum! I had to use a glaze instead of Lizzy's ganache because I was out of shortening! Enjoy-this is one winning brownie! Be sure to add it to your holiday baking list!!!!
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Peanut Butter Filling:
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons milk
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup butter
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
Preheat oven to 350º. Put a long piece of non-stick foil in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan, fitting so it covers the bottom of pan, the two shorter sides, plus has some overhang on each side for easy removal.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the 1 cup butter in the microwave. Mix in sugar, then eggs and vanilla. Sift the cocoa powder into the egg mixture, along with the salt and baking powder. Mix well. Add flour and mix till just combined. Scrape into prepared pan and smooth top.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Cool completely.
While the brownies are cooling, mix together filling ingredients. Beat until smooth adding the extra teaspoon of milk if needed. Mixture should be spreadable. Spread filling evenly over cooled brownies. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
While the filling is cooling, make glaze by melting the chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter gently in the microwave. Stop and stir at 30 second increments, till melted and smooth. Cool to 90 degrees and then pour over the peanut butter layer spreading with an offset spatula. Let set on the counter at room temp for an hour and then return to refrigerator to chill before cutting into bars. Add a chocolate drizzle on top if desired, using melted chocolate chips.