We also have trips to see our middle daughter's first apartment in Washington, DC and another to Minneapolis for Parents' Weekend.
|Mixing in the peanuts|
I also used raw cane sugar from The Real Co; it's organic and non-GMO verified. With cage-free organic eggs and a Misto olive oil sprayer for greasing the pan, I reduced most of the chemicals in the brownies, though I couldn't find organic unsweetened chocolate and had to use Ghirardelli.
Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 C natural (no sugar added) peanut butter
- 1 1/2 C organic raw cane sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 1/2 C dry roasted peanuts
Put chocolate and butter in large bowl in microwave and heat for 30 seconds, stir, heat again for 30 seconds, stir, and heat again for 10-15 seconds if needed. Stir in peanut butter and mix till smooth.
Add sugar and stir. If mixture is cooled enough not to cook eggs, stir them in with the vanilla, flour and nuts.
Spray a 13 x 9 pan with a thin coating of olive oil and smooth mixture into the pan.
Bake 30 minutes, at 350, until brownies are set. Cool on a rack.