September 14, 2011

PeanutButter Chocolate Bliss

Have you visited The Picky Palate?  Stop what you're doing and go.  You can thank me later.  You'll come away feeling like you can be a gourmet chef tonight.

I took two of her recipes and combined them into one.  It turned out so ding-dang good, I just had to share!

PeanutButter Chocolate Bliss
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

2 sticks butter (just do it, don't think about it)
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cocoa powder (yes, you read that right, 1 cup!)
12 oz bag chocolate chips (semi sweet)

Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar.  Press into a foil-lined 9x9 baking dish. Freeze for 30 minutes, while preparing the rest of the ingredients.  Once frozen, slice into 1/2 inch chunks (see her great pictures here).

Preheat oven to 350.  Beat softened butter and sugars until well combined.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa into separate bowl.  Add to wet ingredients and mix slowly, adding chocolate chips.  

Scoop medium size spoonful of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet.  Add 3-4 peanut butter chunks as you do.  Don't mix the p.b. chunks into dough, they will just spread out and you won't have those divine chunks to bite into!  

Bake 15 minutes @ 350.  I know you'll want to sample as soon as they come out of the oven, but USE SELF CONTROL.   Wait until cool otherwise the p.b. chunks will fall apart.
It will be worth the wait... trust me!

Makes about 3 dozen.


Anonymous said...

The ingredients in the recipe sound divine!! Thanks for the share :>)

Richella said...

Chocolate and peanut butter? Two great tastes that taste great together?? I must try this out! Thank you for sharing it!

whimzie said...

Oh, my! A great recipe and a new recipe blog for my Reader! Glad I stopped by this morning! Wish the internet had taste samples. Those look wonderful!!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh my goodness, those look so yummy! :o)

Kellie said...

Thanks for the ten pounds I just gained. :) Oh my...