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Peanut Caramel Brownies

Hi everyone! It’s Maryanne from The Little Epicurean. I’m so excited to be here!

This week I’m sharing these peanut caramel brownies. I’m still reeling from the holiday blues and these brownies are the perfect treats to perk me back up.

I originally stumbled upon this recipe for caramel-hazelnut brownies. While I’m a big fan of the chocolate and hazelnut combo, I wanted something different. I decided to swap in lightly salted roasted peanuts.

Peanut Caramel Brownies

I love the flavors of peanuts, caramel, and chocolate together. It reminds me of one of my favorite candy bars. If you want an extra pop of sweetness, you can also try honey roasted peanuts.

Peanut Caramel Brownies

This recipe makes a large batch. You will definitely want to share this with others.

Start with a 9×13-inch baking pan. To make removal easy, line the baking pan with generously greased foil.

The bottom brownie layer is rich and dense. The original caramel layer calls for hazelnuts and hazelnut liqueur. I swapped in peanuts and omitted the liqueur to make it kid-friendly.

Peanut Caramel Brownies

Immediately after baking the caramel brownies, sprinkle chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips) all over. Let it stand for 2 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. Be patient. The chocolate WILL soften.

Peanut Caramel Brownies

Use a mini offset spatula (or the back of a spoon) to spread the melted chocolate into an even layer. And for the final touch, sprinkle peanuts all over. Gently push the peanuts into the chocolate to ensure they stick.

Now comes the most difficult part of this recipe, allow the brownies to cool and the chocolate topping to set up. You can do this at room temperature or speed up the process by letting it chill in the fridge. These brownies last for days. They hold up really well. Plus, if you want a fresh out of the oven, ooey gooey brownie, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them back up.

Peanut Caramel Brownies

Here is the recipe for the original Caramel-Hazelnut Brownies. My alterations: swap in roasted peanuts for hazelnuts, omit hazelnut liqueur.


Hello! Maria Lichty, from Two Peas and Their Pod, here. I am thrilled to be guest posting on BHG today!

Who’s in the mood for dessert? My hand is raised. I am always in the mood for something sweet, especially when chocolate and peanut butter are involved. I love chocolate and I love peanut butter. Put them together and I am in paradise. There really isn’t a better combination. I recently made Peanutty Buckeye Bars and if you are a chocolate peanut butter fan, stop what you are doing right now and get baking! You have to make these bars!

The bars are super simple to make, another bonus! You only need six ingredients: a brownie mix, eggs, oil, peanuts, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter. I bet you have everything in your kitchen right now. See, you need to make these bars! They are calling your name.

The bars are layered with all kinds of goodness. The bottom layer is brownie with chopped up peanuts in the mix. The middle layer is a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and creamy peanut butter. Sweet! And to top it all off, you get another layer of peanutty brownie.

The bars are chocolaty, crunchy, with a creamy peanut butter center. I shared them with friends and everyone gave them two thumbs up. If you would like to make Peanutty Buckeye Bars…and I highly suggest you do, click here for the recipe. Enjoy!

 

Two Peas and Their Pod, is a popular food blog by husband and wife team, Josh and Maria Lichty. The blog is full of simple, fresh, and family friendly recipes. Cookie lovers will also enjoy perusing the site’s cookie collection-with close to 200 cookie recipes, you are sure to find a few favorites. Maria and Josh also have two cookbooks that are all about, you guessed it, cookies. The peas also blog about travel and every day life. Make sure you visit Two Peas and Their Pod for sweet and savory recipes-their kitchen is always open! You can also follow Two Peas and Their Pod on Facebook, Twitter, PinterestInstagram, and Google+


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