Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies with Boozy Caramel Sauce
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Yield:9 brownies 1x
1 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 cup white sugar
1 TBS instant coffee grinds
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS Jack Daniels Whiskey (or similar)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 TBS unsalted butter
2 TBS Jack Daniels Whiskey (or similar)
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Line a light metal 8x8 square pan with parchment paper, letting the edges hang over the sides. This is so you can easily remove the brownies from the pan later.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and chopped milk chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one.
Add the sugar and instant coffee to the chocolate and butter mixture and whisk until combined.
Whisk in the vanilla, whiskey, and eggs until smooth.
Add the cocoa powder, flour, and salt until just combined. Do not overmix.
Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Spoon 9 equal dollops of peanut butter onto the batter, one for each brownie.
Top with remaining batter and smooth the top with a spatula or spoon.
Bake for 20-30 minutes (your oven may vary) until the brownies are just set on top.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Lift brownies from pan using the parchment paper and cut into 9 equal bars.
In a heavy bottom pan over low heat, cook the sugar until melted and pale golden in color. You may swirl the pan gently during this step, but avoid stirring.
Continue cooking and swirling gently until a deep golden brown. This usually takes around 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the cream, whisking vigorously. The mixture will steam and bubble, so please be careful!
Return to the heat and stir until hardened caramel pieces have completely dissolved and caramel is smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and whiskey. Drizzle warm caramel sauce over brownies and serve. You can even heat the brownies in the microwave for 10 seconds before drizzling for an extra indulgent treat.
Store extra caramel in the refrigerator and microwave or heat in a pan on the stove when ready to serve.