When I came across this recipe in my efforts to repopulate my recipe index, I realized that I had never attached a photo.  Obviously that meant that I needed to make them right away so I could capture a photo to share!

This was one of my first forays into creating (or heavily adapting) my own recipes.  As I read over the recipe before I began baking I also realized that I have learned so much about baking in the years since I originally posted this recipe – several things immediately popped out as glaring errors.  My egg to flour and sugar ratio was off, the preparation method would result in a simply dense rather than fudgy texture, the ganache topping had insufficient cream so the end result would set too hard, etc.  I took this opportunity to tweak, correct and refine the recipe.

Now, here is the updated, improved recipe – with photo!

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Lucifer's Own Molten Brownies
Lucifer's Own Molten Brownies
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Course Brownies, Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
brownies
Ingredients
Brownies
Filling
Peanut Butter Fudge topping
Course Brownies, Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
brownies
Ingredients
Brownies
Filling
Peanut Butter Fudge topping
Lucifer's Own Molten Brownies
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Rating: 0
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line with non-stick foil a 13x9 inch baking pan. (I recommend aluminum rather than glass)
For the filling:
  1. In a small bowl blend together the cream cheese peanut butter and 1 tbsp butter until fluffy; slowly blend in the powdered sugar until all of it is blended in. Set aside.
For the brownies:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and cocoa powder until smooth, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and thick. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  3. Stir the cocoa and butter mixture into the egg mixture. Fold in the flour, chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  4. Spoon the filling into a bag, cut a bottom corner off the bag and pipe wide lines of filling on top of the brownie batter. Use a butter knife to swirl the filling into the batter.
  5. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until just set. Do not over bake - these should have a soft fudgy texture reminiscent of the interior of a molten cake, but sturdy enough to cut. Remove from oven and cool completely.
For the topping:
  1. Place the chocolate chips, cream, peanut butter and butter over a double boiler. Heat gently, stirring often, until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Spread over the cooled brownies and allow to set. (You can put the pan in the fridge to speed up this process and for a cleaner cut)
  2. Cut the brownies into 24 - 2" x 2" squares; store leftovers in an air tight container.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Lucifer's Own Molten Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 48g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0.04%
Calcium 1%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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