Sea Salt Peanut Butter Beer Brownie Bars

There is just something about salty and sweet that goes together perfectly. The synergy of those two flavors plus a little something extra create a combination that is sure to satisy any snack attack! This recipe for Sea Salt Peanut Butter Brown Bars from the Dallas Beer Snobs takes this idea to a whole other level and creates the perfect brownies that are sweet, salty, chocolately and nutty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened unsalted buttler, divided + 1 additional tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup brown ale (This recipe uses Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar)
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • coarse white sea salt (for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)

Cooking Directions (Brownies):

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° Farenheight
  2. Line 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray
  3. Set aside
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment fixer and cream together the 1/2 cup of butter, sugar and honey
  5. Add the eggs one at a time and mix to combine completely after each egg is added
  6. Add the beer and 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract and beat until creamty and all of ingredients are combined
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, fine sea salt and baking powder
  8. In 1/2 cup increments, combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until completely combined
  9. Pour the brownie batter into your baking pan
  10. Bake for about 30 – 35 minutes (TIP: Check if your brownie bars are done by sticking a toothpick in the center of the pan, if the toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are ready)
  11. Remove the pan from the oven it let cool completely (This takes approximately 1 hour)

Peanut Butter Filling:

  1. Use the paddle attachment of your stand mixer to cream together the reamining 1/2 cup of softened butter and peanut butter
  2. Once smooth, slowly mix in the confectioner’s sugar until creamy
  3. Mix in the cinnamon, nutmeg and heavy cream
  4. Once the brownies have cooled, spread the peanut butter filling on top of the brownies (still in the pan)
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or until peanut butter hardens slightly
  6. Remove the brownies from the baking pan
  7. Transfer to cutting board
  8. Melt yout semi-sweet chocolate chips with a tablespoon of butter in the microwave or double boiler (TIP: Melt the chocolate chips in increments so your mixture isn’t too thick)
  9. Drizzle the brownies with the melted chocolate and sprinkly some coarse sea-salt on top

Bon Apetit!

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