Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RECIPE: Author Mary Burton's Merciless Peanut Butter Brownies

New York Times Best Selling Author
Mary Burton’s
2011 Valentine’s Day Recipe

Whether she’s writing a bestselling romantic suspense novel or baking up a storm in her Rich­mond, Virginia kitchen, Mary Burton doesn’t do anything half-heartedly—and that includes her 2011 Valentine’s Day recipe, Merciless Peanut Butter Brownies.  This year she’s created a combo that’s mercilessly indulgent and deadly delicious.  Go ahead!  Feed it to your honey—by hand—on Valentine’s Day!

Merciless Peanut Butter Brownies
Love at First Bite

Brownie Batter:

½ cup (1 stick) of butter
1 cup of cocoa
1 teaspoon of brandy
2 cups of sugar
½ teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 egg yolk


1/3 cup of peanut butter
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon brandy


8 oz of melting chocolate

Melt butter and pour over cocoa in a mixing bowl.  Add in brandy, sugar and salt.  Mix in eggs and yolk.   Set batter aside and mix together peanut butter and confectioner’s sugar.  Form into balls.  Evenly spread half the batter in a baking pan.  Arrange peanut butter balls on batter.   Cover with remaining batter.  Bake for 35 minutes.  When the brownies have cooled pour melted chocolate over them and let set.  Slice and enjoy!

Don't forget! Bestselling author Mary Burton has just released her two books Senseless and Merciless, follow-ups to her hit Dying Scream. Don't miss out on your chance to win both Senseless and Merciless. Enter my giveaway for both books to a single winner! This giveaway has somehow managed to go unnoticed, and currently has no entries. This giveaway ends 1/31/11. Hurry!

1 comment:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Wow, this picture is just obscene! I'm definitely copying this one! :--)