Finally have a minute to post some Super Bowl food from our Super Bowl party. I made these brownies for my son in law Jaren who loves Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and football. This is the only one that ended up looking somewhat like a football as they were just too gooey to cut out, I don’t think I baked them long enough. They were yummy though, in whatever shape they ended up in. The recipe comes from “My Recipes”.
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used chocolate chips)
20 tablespoons (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use all natural)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 Preheat oven to 350. Line 9 x 13″ pan with foil, mist foil with cooking spray. In small saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate and 2 sticks butter, stirring until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and let cool to room temperature.
2 Beat peanut butter, brown sugar, cream cheese and remaining 1/2 stick butter until well combined, about 3 minutes. Beat in 1 egg.
3 Whisk 4 eggs, sugar and vanilla into bowl with chocolate, mix well. Stir in flour and salt. Pour batter into pan. Spoon reserved peanut butter mixture on top and use a knife to swirl mixtures together. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 50 minutes. Let cool.
4 Stir 1 – 2 teaspoons cold water into powdered sugar until mixture forms thick, smooth paste. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with small plain tip. Using a 1 – 2″ cookie cutter, cut 12 football shapes out of brownies. Pipe laces onto brownies and allow to set before serving.