We've always been fans of unexpected pairings. Peanut butter and cream cheese (trust us cookies, amazing). Peanut butter and bacon. Renee Zellweger and Jack White (aka the palest couple ever to walk the face of the earth).
So obviously when we saw this recipe we were taken immediately.
Ok fine, yes. Yes. We love them together. We loooooooove them.
There's chocolate chip shortbread, which sounds fabulously delightful on its own, doesn't it? Of course it does.
But hold on, we're not stopping there. Oh no lovelies, this is the big time.
Obviously, it must be covered with a brownie.
An equally fabulously delightful brownie. Gooey, chocolatey, crunchy and soft all at the same time. And that's just the brownie. Then you hit the shortbread. And it's just, well...it's peanut butter and bacon good.
Aaaaaand, since Valentine's Day is just 2 weeks away and we're secretly praying that Zellweger leaves Bradley Cooper (so he can date us, of course) and goes back to White, because they were SUCH a better couple...we're giving away a little love.
These LOVE-ly nesting mixing bowls are just perfect for stirring up a batch of these shortbread brownies. Which you could then send to Bradley Cooper in order to woo him away from a certain pale actress with your amazing baking prowess. Yup. Totally could happen.
So just leave a comment telling us your favorite unexpected pairing (food and celebrity couples welcome).
You have until 9pm EST on Thursday, February 3rd to enter and we'll announce the winner Friday, February 4th.
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold, diced
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment or foil. In a food processor, combine 1 cup flour, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour dough into a bowl and mix in 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Press dough into pan and bake for 8 minutes.
While the shortbread is baking, combine sugar, 3/4 cup flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add eggs, melted butter, and vanilla and mix until blended. Add in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pour mixture over shortbread.
Bake brownies for 35-40 minutes. Cool in baking pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, use foil or parchment to life the brownies out of the pan. Cut and enjoy!