These peanut butter bourbon brownies are perfect little gooey squares of deliciousness. This recipe combines my favorite brownie recipe and an amazing peanut butter bourbon spread. These are super gooey and fudgy and almost better the next day once the cooked batter has cooled and shrunk a bit, making them easier to handle.
Now that we are all practicing social distancing and are spending a lot of time at home, I am leaning into baking. Comfort food baking to be more specific. These brownies are perfect because they last for days, and you can just nibble on them throughout the week. And they have peanut butter in them which makes them healthy, right? That basically makes it a protein.
What makes these brownies, so super chocolaty is that they are made by melting two types of chocolate instead of using cocoa powder. This makes them super-rich and super gooey. I use a combination of semi-sweet and dark chocolate so that it has an intense chocolate flavor, but it's not overly intense.
To melt the chocolate, you should ideally use a double broiler. Chocolate should be melted gently, which is best done in a pot or bowl set over simmer water. The bowl or pot shouldn't touch the simmering water, which is why the double broiler is ideal since its harder to figure out how much water you should put in your pot when you use a bowl. But if you don't have one, a heatproof bowl is perfectly fine.
The peanut butter mixture:
The peanut butter mixture is super easy to make. You just mix the melted butter, peanut butter, bourbon, and powdered sugar until smooth and there are no lumps left.