Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cobbler.....whaaaat!?!

So to ask if you've discovered would be a joke, right? Well, I can't say I'm completely obsessed, but I'm pretty close! I enjoy looking at all of the delicious sweet treats from cupcakes to tarts, they suck me in with their pretty photos and this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cobbler was no exception! These are two PERFECT ingredients that go together. I am a Reese's girl through and through, but I don't usually keep them in the house so this was the next best option for a mid-day craving.

I'll admit, I've never made a cobbler so I was a little intimidated. However, the recipe seemed easy and the directions a bit odd at the end, but I thought it came out great. I have reduced the amount of water in the end as mine came out a little runny underneath with the original amount. This is VERY rich and I recommend it warm and served a la mode and oh yes with some chocolate syrup on top!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cobbler

1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. hot cocoa mix, divided
1 cup of white sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
6 tbsp. melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup of white sugar.

Stir in milk, peanut butter, butter and vanilla. Mixture should look like a thick brownie mix at this point.

Spread mixture into a lightly greased 8" baking dish and with a spatula even out the batter.

In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and remaining cocoa. 

Sprinkle over batter evenly. Pour 1 cup of hot water over the top. DO NOT STIR!

Bake for 40-45 minutes until the center is slightly firm, but not fluid like liquid. Scoop mixture into serving bowls and serve with with ice cream of choice. 

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