Saturday, June 20, 2009

I am being stalked....

by my calendar....

THIS has been looming over me for the past month. Every time I checked something on my free calendar I got from Betty awhile back THIS luscious thing has been shouting at me...."MAKE ME! Come on....I know you wanna!"

Since we are going on vacation tomorrow I wanted something yummy to take with us. So I made these tonight.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
from Betty

Brownie Base
1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) brownie mix
(Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on box)

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used the dark chocolate I had on hand)
1/2 stick of butter

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan.)

2. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, water, oil and eggs until well blended (I added about a 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to the batter.) Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

3. In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.

4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes; spread over filling. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For brownies, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Definitely peanut butter cup on CRACK! Moist fudgy brownie underneath the creamy peanut butter. K-man loves peanut butter cups....he is going to be soooooo surprised when I pull these out!

See you all in a week.....we are off to Virginia Beach...I am going to see if I can find where Cassie (from How to Eat a Cupcake) lives and see if she will make me something....I will trade for these brownies!


Donna-FFW said...

Have a great time!! These look unbelievable. On Crack.. how funny are you!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow, if I had only known! These brownies look INSANELY good!

Well, you wouldn't find me at the beach. I'm not really big on sand. But if you ever visit again, let me know! The cupcakery I'll be working about is about to open in July! It's like a 5 min drive from the beach!:D

Justine said...

that looks like 3 layers of tastiness!


Deborah said...

I can see why these call out to make them!! They look delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, those look MARVELOUS!

Anonymous said...

Why oh why did i read this post?
Now I know what I HAVE to make for my birthday next week!
Thanks!!! these will taunt me until then.

Kenny said...

I made the brownies yesterday and my life is now complete. From now on everything else will be worthless. I told my wife I was going to divorce her and marry the brownies. She ate one and said the same to me.

Didn't have a mix, so I made the brownies from scratch and added a hand full of semisweet chocolate morsels to the batter. It's the ooey gooey recipe from, but any good recipe do the job, I'm sure. The filling is a touch of genius. I doubled the topping recipe, of course, used half semisweet and half bittersweet (60% cacao) and it worked out great.

I would like to thank you JennyMac for the excitement I haven't experienced since our honeymoon years ago. Ok, now I need to go makeup with my wife by offering her another slice of brownie. Wish me luck..

JennyMac said...

HAHAHAAHAA.....Kenny you are too funny! Anything chocolate offered would make anything forgiven in our house!