Know someone who's nuts about a particular kind of candy bar? Personalize
these fudgy brownies by sprinkling her favorite chopped bite-size bits on the top.
1/4 cup butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
creamy peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons creamy peanut
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
cup chopped assorted candies*
* such as bite-size chocolate- covered peanut butter cups, candy-coated chocolate
and peanut butter pieces, chocolate-coated caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts,
and/or small decorative candies
Grease a 6-inch springform pan. Set aside.
In a heavy small saucepan, melt the 1/4 cup butter and unsweetened chocolate
over low heat, stirring frequently.
Stir in the 3 tablespoons peanut butter.
Cool for about 10 minutes.
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the beaten egg, granulated sugar, flour
and vanilla extract.
Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture.
Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
Loosen sides of springform pan. Cool brownie completely.
Remove sides of springform pan and, using a thin metal spatula or knife, loosen
bottom of brownie from bottom of pan. Carefully transfer brownie to a flat plate
or a 7- or 8-inch cardboard round that's covered with foil.
For glaze: In a heavy small saucepan melt the 2 tablespoons peanut butter and
1 tablespoon butter over low heat.
Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar.
Stir in 2 teaspoons very hot water.
Stir in additional hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a glaze.
Pour warm glaze over cooled brownie, spreading evenly and allowing it to drip
Top with assorted candies.
Store in a tightly covered container in the
refrigerator for up to 3 days (or freeze unglazed brownie for up to 1 month).