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Today’s recipe is from Extreme Brownies: 50 Recipes for the Most Over-the-Top Treats Ever by Connie Weiss. Weiss, a pastry chef who sells her sweet treats at the Old Beach Farmers’ Market in Virginia Beach, knows a thing or two about brownies and shares recipes that live up to the book’s title. These deeply chocolate peanut butter cup packed brownies which Connie made for The Today Show are a good example.

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Published on September 12, 2014

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