What is a virtual birthday party you ask, why let me explain…..
Meghan blogs over at The Tasty Fork and today is her birthday!!! All of her blogging friends are getting together to throw her a birthday party 🙂 Because we are not all in the same place, we are celebrating on each of our blogs! You can follow along by clicking on the link above the recipe at the bottom of this post.
My creation for Meghan is Peanut Butter Cup Boozy Brownies! That is correct, I added alcohol to brownies 😉 Actually I have been trying to perfect boozy brownies for a few years now. There is not a lot of liquid in brownies or in the filling, so they never seem to have enough flavor. These are different 🙂 Because I cannot purchase Peanut Butter Liqueur in the state of Iowa, I had to go a different route. I decided to add Whipped Cream Liqueur to peanut butter. That’s the same thing right?
Any liqueur that is 99 proof, as got to be a good thing! You can substitute whipped cream vodka if that is what you have on hand. Or you can skip the alcohol altogether, and just use vanilla extract if you prefer.
But look how yummy…..
However you choose to make them, you just need to make them!!! I chose to cut them with a 2 1/4″ circle cutter to make them fancy, this is a party after all! Feel free to make them in the pan and slice them like you would with regular brownies, or make them any shape you would like.
Happy Birthday Meghan…..I hope you have a fabulous party!!!
Peanut Butter Cup Boozy Brownies
|Serves||12 - 15|
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
- 4 Ounces unsweeted chocolate
- 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 Cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 Large organic eggs
- 2 Teaspoons Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (or pure vanilla extract)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Peanut Butter Filling
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2/3 cups all-natural peanut butter
- 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Whipped Cream Vodka (or any vodka - substitue vanilla extract for alcohol)
- 1 Tablespoon milk or water*
- Chocolate Ganache
- 8 Ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons full fat coconut milk
- 24+ miniature peanut butter cups (chopped)
The ganache for the cut brownies has coconut milk or heavy cream to make it easier to pour over the filling.
To make these brownies without alcohol, substitute pure vanilla extract for alcohol.
*If the peanut butter filling is too thick, add more whipped cream liqueur, water, or coconut milk to thin it out. Each peanut butter is different and yours may contain more or less oil which will affect the consistency of the filling.
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