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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

These rich brownies are perfect when you want to have a small, elegant type of dessert without the trouble of making proper chocolates or truffles.  They have been a hit with all lucky enough to taste some of these bite-sized brownies.  Perfect for any occasion!  They're also great because a little goes a long way.  Enjoy!

This delicious piece of peanut butter truffle brownie was cut before fully cooling.  For a neater brownie, let chill fully before cutting (as shown in the picture below). 

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
Makes one 8" x 8" pan.

For the bottom brownie layer:
Melt together in the microwave:
7 Tbsp butter
3.5 oz high quality dark chocolate (~70%)

Add, and mix in:
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar

Mix in:
2 eggs

Bake at 375 F for 22-24 minutes.

Let cool completely.

For peanut butter truffle layer, blend together:
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 - 1 cup powdered sugar
3.5 oz smooth peanut butter

You want this to be a spreadable consistency, so add milk 1/2 - 1 Tbsp at a time until you reach a desired consistency.

Spread peanut butter truffle layer over the cooled brownies.

For the top chocolate layer:
Melt together:
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3 Tbsp smooth peanut butter

Spread the chocolate/peanut butter layer over the truffle filling.  Let the brownies fully chill 3-4 hours or overnight.

Dice into small squares and serve!  Enjoy!
Beautiful little bites of peanut butter truffle brownie goodness! 

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