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Vitam-R Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Vitam-R peanut butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special equipment needed:
- 9x9 inch baking pan
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk
- Spatula

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, Vitam-R peanut butter, and sugar until smooth.

4. Add eggs and vanilla extract to the peanut butter mixture and whisk until well combined.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

8. Let the brownies cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
Makes 9-12 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 290
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 62mg
Sodium: 194mg
Carbohydrates: 34g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 23g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use natural peanut butter instead of Vitam-R peanut butter.
- You can use almond flour or gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.

- Add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the batter for extra texture.
- Drizzle melted chocolate or peanut butter on top of the brownies for decoration.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the brownies cool completely before cutting them into squares.
- Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- You can also freeze the brownies for up to 3 months.

Storage instructions:
Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
You can reheat the brownies in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the brownies on a platter or individual plates.

- Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the brownies.
- Add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top of the brownies.

- Serve the brownies with a glass of cold milk or hot coffee.

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Vanilla ice cream

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the brownies are too dry, you may have overbaked them. Try reducing the baking time next time.
- If the brownies are too wet, you may have underbaked them. Try increasing the baking time next time.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients and wash your hands before handling food.
- Store the brownies in an airtight container to prevent contamination.

Food history:
- Brownies were invented in the United States in the late 19th century.

Flavor profiles:
- Rich chocolate flavor with a nutty peanut butter taste.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the brownies warm or at room temperature.

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Taste: Rich, Nutty, Sweet, Chocolatey