Best Ever Homemade Brownies…A Sweet Treat Recipe From Sweet Basil Farms

Peanut butter…Espresso…Chocolate! What could be better? This recipe could be my favorite go to meal…Seriously. It has protein, calcium, vegetables (coffee beans count, right?!?) energy…Seems like a balanced meal to me. ūüėČ I double the recipe, because I love my brownies thick and a little gooey in the middle. I use this brownie pan…and all of the edges turn out crispy, and while I get my gooey in the middle, there is no molten volcano of chocolate. (That recipe is for another day!)

 Peanut Butter Espresso Brownies


Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 tablespoons espresso powder
One 17.6-ounce box brownie mix, I prefer Betty Crocker fudge 
3/4 cup peanut butter chips,¬†I prefer¬†Reese’s brand¬†
1/4 teaspoon coarse flake salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup water and the oil, egg and espresso powder. Add the brownie mix and stir until well blended. Stir in the peanut butter chips. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares. Arrange the brownies on a platter and serve.


Follow us, like us, share us. We are¬†Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens¬†on¬†Facebook.¬†We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the¬†American Poultry Association, licensed by the¬†Georgia Dept. of Agriculture¬†as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the¬†Georgia Grown¬†program, a division of the¬†Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer‚Äôs market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more.¬†Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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