Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies with Carob Chips

Inspired by dear sweet Susan, who is hosting Sugar High Fridays, I went into the kitchen and whipped up this gooey blondie mixture with carob chips. The theme this time is bar cookies. I am not especially smitten with sugar or sweets at this point in time, but many of my gentleman friends appreciate my efforts and how could I fail to disappoint? Of course, I had a few nibbles. Nice moist brownies are always a treat, especially with a cup of tea, or a glass of red wine.
These brownies are very easy to prepare, and honestly, the clean up time is more exacting.
Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies with Carob Chips

6 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
3/4 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of honey (I used a delightful mix of honey and peanut butter from HoneyCo, based in New Zealand)
1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 cup of unbleached white flour or spelt flour
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup of carob chips
2 tablespoons of almond butter

Grease an 8 inch square pan with butter. Line with parchment paper, leaving roughly 2 inches of overlap. Grease the paper in the bottom of the pan with a bit more butter.

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gently beat in the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in the carob chips and remaining peanut butter and almond butter.

Spread evenly into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes or so, and then cut and serve.

More brownie recipes from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Chocolate Cocoa Brownies with Dried Cranberries and Chickpea Flour
Chocolate Cocoa Brownies with Dried Cranberries and Chickpea Flour
Quick and Easy Fudgy Brownies
Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing
Peanut Butter Brownies

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Michelle said...

Mmmm, I honestly had the sensation of smelling those gorgeous looking brownies! I love peanut butter anything, carob too. I'm giving this one a try asap!

So glad to have found your blog. You have too many yummy looking recipes, my head's starting to I'm definitely going to follow. Peace. :)

bellini valli said...

I remember eating carob from our local health food store when I was just a kid. My parents were way ahead of their time. They would be delicious in your bars Lisa.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They are absolutely amazing looking.

Priti said...

Umm looks the filling..

Johanna GGG said...

gooey and peanut butter gets me wanting some - sorry to hear you weren't too interested in them but hope you enjoyed your nibbles

Susan said...

You're right, Lisa. A strong cuppa tea or a glass of red would be perfect foils for the supremely sweet richness of these goodies. And isn't it always nice to have an appreciative male audience to eat the spoils of your kitchen legerdemain?

Thanks so much for treating SHF to your recipe! We're an appreciative audience, too. : )

eatme_delicious said...

I loooove blondies and with peanut butter and carob chips?! Even better.