Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips


36 brownies


1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups (10 ounce package) peanut butter chips, divided
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan using Pan Release or cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat with spoon or whisk until well blended. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture, stirring until well blended. Reserve 1/2 cup peanut butter chips for glaze. Stir remaining chips into batter. Spread batter in prepared pan.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted halfway between the edge and center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Combine peanut butter chips (reserved from brownies), butter and milk in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 45 seconds. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating with whisk until smooth. Drizzle over brownies. Let stand until glaze is set. Cut into squares.

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