Butterfinger Brownies

I recently came upon a food blog that has some great recipes – www.recipegirl.com and that is where I found this terrific recipe for Butterfinger Brownies,  http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/05/16/butterfinger-brownies/

The posted recipe is for a 9 x 13 pan, which is a bit too much for a batch just for the four of us, so I halved the recipe for an 8 x 8 pan which made the perfect amount yielding 16 – 2″ x 2″ brownies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate (I used 2 squares of Baker’s unsweetened chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup regular smooth peanut butter (do not use natural peanut butter)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 147g Butterfinger bars*, chopped coarsely . . .*I found an 8 pack of Fun Size Butterfingers (147g) at the grocery store (Fortino’s). You would need 2 packages (294g) for a full recipe.
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray to prevent the brownies from sticking.
  2. Melt unsweetened chocolate in a small bowl in 15-30 second increments in the microwave stirring in between to assist the chocolate in melting evenly. Set aside so it will cool before you add to the mixture.
  3. Cream butter, peanut butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Slowly pour in melted chocolate and combine until incorporated.
  6. Add flour and blend well.
  7. Lastly mix in your chopped Butterfingers, reserving a heaping 1/4 cup for topping the brownie.
  8. Spread evenly in your baking pan, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of chopped Butterfingers.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test with a toothpick that the batter is cooked through.
  10. Let brownies cool completely, remove from pan, then cut into 16 equal pieces.
I hope you give these a try, they are so delicious. Check out the http://www.recipegirl.com link for the original recipe and her additional photos and tips. We highly recommended trying them warmed up in the microwave and topped with some vanilla ice cream!
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