Peanut Butter Brownies
Chewy chocolate brownies with a creamy peanut butter frosting.
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chunky peanut butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- Microwave shortening and butter in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 35 seconds. Stir until well blended. Stir in sugars until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring well.
- Combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Spread batter into a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch pan.
- Bake at 325°F (160°C) for 30 minutes.
- Microwave chunky peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 2 minutes or until peanut butter melts, stirring after 1 minute. Stir in powdered sugar; spread over warm brownies.
Makes 24 brownies.