Peanut butter is probably the most commonly used food in our house. My son begs for a peanut butter sandwich everyday for lunch and my husband likes an after-work snack of a spoonful PB & CC (peanut butter with some chocolate chips). I'm probably the only one who doesn't care for it that much ... except when combined with chocolate! Here is a delicious recipe that will have peanut butter fanatics jumping for joy:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Passion Bars (modified from the Ghirardelli recipe in Home Cooking: The Costco Way)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 pouch Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
peanut butter filling
1 1/4 cups (14 oz. can) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup extra chunky peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13-by-9 inch pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together oil and eggs. Add brownie mix and stir until moistened. Press half of the brownie mixture into the pan, reserving the remainder for topping.
To make the filling, stir sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread evenly over the brownie layer in the pan.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the reserved brownie mixture over the peanut butter layer.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is set. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Makes 24 bars.