Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie Squares
By: Barbara E. - Appleton, WI - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission
"My brownie creation is rich in flavor and a bit fudgy with chopped lightly salted dry roasted peanuts and laced with finely ground Door County Peanut Butter Coffee crystals. The special finishing touch is a dark chocolate ganache flavored with brewed Door County Peanut Butter Crunch coffee and a peanut butter chip drizzle over the ganache. After I picked up a packet of Door County Peanut Butter Crunch coffee I knew the flavor of the coffee could be worked into my favorite brownie recipe and it was a hit!"
This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.
Featured ingredient: Peanut Butter Crunch Coffee 1.5 oz. Full Pot Bag
- 1 (1.5 oz.) packet Door County Peanut Butter Crunch Coffee
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 15 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and softened to room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup chopped lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
- 1 cup dark chocolate baking chips
- 1/3 cup peanut butter baking chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream the first 4 ingredients until well blended. Add eggs, Amaretto and fresh ground coffee; mix well.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Beat egg mixture into flour mixture, mixing until well blended.
- Drop by large spoonfuls of batter on to ungreased baking sheet.
- Flatten cookies with floured fork prongs in a criss-cross fashion and let bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cookies set for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.
Meanwhile, make the filling.
- In a medium bowl, blend together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and Amaretto.
- Add slowly the brewed coffee, beating mixture until it reaches a firm consistency.
- Arrange 15 cookies criss-cross side down, spread a generous amount of filling on each cookie. Top with second cookie , criss-cross side up.
Makes 15 sandwich style cookies (depending on the size of cookies)