Peanut butter brownies, with bonus chocolate

So, a few weeks back Drew and I came into a boon. Easter had ended, and anything that was vaguely being marketed for easter was hardcore discounted. At Ye Local Grocery Store, there was a lovely discount bin filled with unwanted candies. This is how we came to acquire 20 bars (or rather, $5 worth) of giant ‘Disney Princess’ chocolate bars (hereafter known as Princess bars).

Ordinary peanut butter brownies often need a little spicing up, and here’s where a Princess bar comes quite in handy. We bagged it up, and smashed it up. Err, smooshed it up, rather. Apparently it’s hard to smash a bar into small chunks when it’s been sitting in 70-80 degree temperatures all day. Nonetheless, Large Chunk of Chocolate became Small Chunks of Chocolate, so all was good.

As an aside, if you are looking to effortlessly rid yourself of some Do-si-do girl scout cookies, I recommend smashing them up and putting them into peanut butter brownies as, much to my chagrin, they seamlessly integrate themselves, leaving not a trace of tangible cookie behind.

The remainder of some chocolate chips were sprinkled on top. When they came out of the oven, I was all like ‘Hey! I’ll spread the chocolate around and make it look like frosting!’ This obviously did not succeed very well:

Peanut Butter Brownies Closeup

The advantage of this closeup top-of-the-brownie-conglomerate mixture is that you can totally imagine there’s some magic brownie planet out there in the universe whose surface looks like this. And someday, when the US space program gets crackin’ and starts zipping all over the galaxy, some lucky astronaut will get to sink his/her foot into this gooey dirt and roll around in it and have brownie fights with the other astronauts. Who knows, maybe some hungry grad student is busy staring at this from a telescope right now.

So this is what the brownies looked like in edible Earth form!

Peanut Butter Brownies

Alas, the batch barely lived over a day. But then, such is life when you are delicious and made with peanut butter and chocolate.

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