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PreP: 30 minutes Bake: 30 minutes
Stand: overnight oven: 350°F
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate,
¼ cup butter
¼ cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
²∕₃ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¹∕₈ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped chocolate-covered
peanut butter cups
1 recipe nutty frosting
Chocolate-covered peanut butter cups,
halved or quartered (optional)
1. The day before: In a medium saucepan
combine bittersweet chocolate, butter, and peanut
butter. Cook and stir over low heat until melted;
cool slightly. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an
8× 8×2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil
over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.
2. Stir brown sugar into chocolate mixture. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon
after each addition just until combined. Stir in
vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking
soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate
mixture; stir until combined. Stir in chopped
peanut butter cups.
3. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan,
spreading evenly. Bake about 30 minutes or until
set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
4. Holding foil, lift uncut brownies from pan. Cut
into bars. Spoon Nutty Frosting into a pastry bag
fitted with a large round tip. Pipe frosting onto
each brownie. If desired, top with halved peanut
butter cups. Tightly cover brownies; let stand at
5. Tailgate day: Tote brownies in pan at room
temperature. Makes 24 brownies.
Nutty frosting: In a bowl combine ½ cup peanut
butter, ½ cup softened butter, 1 tablespoon milk,
and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat with an electric
mixer until combined. Beat in 2 cups powdered
sugar until smooth.
Per Brownie: 252 cal., 14 g fat ( 6 g sat. fat),
33 mg chol., 134 mg sodium, 30 g carbo., 1 g fiber,
4 g pro.
We love foil
When toting foods to the
big game, you can’t beat the
ease of aluminum foil pans.
You can bake, grill, or simply
transport food in them, and
when you’re done, they go
out with the trash. Here are
our tips for best use of the
disposable aluminum pan.
» Cakes and desserts. For many
dessert recipes, we call for a
13× 9×2-inch pan. The disposable
foil pan comes in dimensions of
13½× 9½× 3 inches and is similar
enough to use in its place.
» Grilled recipes. Sauces, wings,
and large roasts you make ahead
of time and reheat at the tailgating
site are perfect for the foil pan. You
can also use the foil pan in place
of cast-iron skillets on the grill—
simply use two foil pans stacked
together to increase sturdiness.
» Recipes to avoid. Although
recipes with high acidity (such as
tomato- or vinegar-base dishes)
are fine to reheat in foil pans, avoid
cooking acidic foods in them for
long periods of time. The acid can
eat away at the aluminum and
Halftime break time? Easy
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these sweet somethings
will give you that much-needed energy spike for
the second half.