Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Mess with your senses" Brownies

I found these on Picky Palate (I think the woman is a genius....any person who can think up those treats must have been put on earth to appease my sweets cravings).
The recipe sounded evil enough....
Chocolate Peanut Butter covered Brownie Bites.
Seriously? Yes. Seriously.

So I made them.
They weren't quite what I expected.
They were good...really good.
But they REALLY messed with my senses.
The chewy texture of the brownie threw me off every time I ate one.
And the semisweet chocolate coating teased my expectations when I subconsciously thought I would be getting milk chocolate.

Nonetheless....a good recipe and worth the experience.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Covered Brownie Bites

1 brownie mix such as Pillsbury

2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup peanut butter

1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Bake until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center but still slightly undercooked. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. When you are able to touch brownies comfortably, scoop brownies with a medium cookie scoop, roll tightly into a ball and place onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Continue rolling until brownies are gone. Freeze brownies until very firm, a couple hours or overnight. No worries if your brownie balls aren’t perfect, once frozen reshape them. They are easier to handle when chilled.

2. Place chocolate chips over a double broiler (or heat in microwave until smooth) to melt, then stir in peanut butter until creamy smooth. Roll each frozen brownie ball into chocolate and place onto wax paper to dry. Enjoy room temperature or chilled.

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