Post 2: Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

GUESS WHAT!? I forgot to tell you something exciting in the last post. {yes, there is 2 today}

Tomorrow is Destiny’s LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  YAY!  Smile

  I am so ready to have all my little people home with me all day long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

I know, I know, not everyone agrees that having kids home from school is worthy of that many excitement marks, and that’s ok.  You just happen to be on my blog today, so you just get to hear my opinions right now!

  I love summer break, and I so look forward to playing outside until dark, going places all as a family and making really great memories while we are at it.

  On to the food….

  This recipe use a simple Brownie mix and comes together pretty quickly considering you are dealing with little individual bite sized desserts!  I needed to make some cookies for the Kids School Play last month, What’s Up Zak? {the story of Zacchaeus} and this was something I easily had all the ingredients for in my pantry.

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 Think little bites of chocolate peanut buttery goodness….

And bonus, they look like you went to a lot more work than you did! 🙂

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

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Peanut Butter Brownie BItes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Of Your Favorite Brownie Mix Plus Ingredients Listed On Box
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cups Creamy Peanut Butter

Preparation Instructions

Prepare brownie mix as instructed on box. Spray mini muffin pans well, and drop 1/2-1 tsp. in each muffin tin. Bake at 350* for 13-15 minutes. When Brownies are out of the oven, press an indention in each muffin tin with a tart shaper, or the back of a spoon.
Place peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl and heat for about 30 seconds. Spoon 1/2 tsp. of warm peanut butter in each indention. Allow to cool a bit, then sprinkle each cup with both chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Cool then remove from pan, by running a thin, sharp knife around each cup and carefully removing.

Enjoy!

~T

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites collage

Buckeye Cookie Bars

Quick note:  For those that have been following 4 little Fergusons from the beginning, you know I post Monday – Friday at 8 am.  Due to the 125ish or so of you coming to visit every morning before 8, I figured I owed you an earlier post time.  Soo, I will now be posting M-F at 7 am! 🙂 Have a great one! Thanks for starting your day with us! 

This recipe comes from a friend and former neighbor.  If you like crumbly chocolate and silky peanut butter, than THESE are the Bar for YOU!

Buckeye Cookie Bars

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Buckeye Cookie Bars collage

Ingredients

  • 1 package Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ¼ cups Oil
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 cup Chopped Cashews
  • 14 ounces, fluid Sweetened, Condensed Milk
  • ½ cups Creamy Peanut Butter

Preheat oven to 350*. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil and egg. Beat until crumbly. Stir in chopped cashews by hand. Press crumb mixture into bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan, being sure to leave out 1 1/2 cups for the top.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Spread over crust and top with remaining crumbles.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool then cut into bars.

Dig in!  Dale says you HAVE to have a cold glass of Farm fresh milk to go with these.  Don’t tell him I said so, but I am pretty sure store-bought milk will do in a pinch! 🙂

~T

Be sure to head to Post 2 for today. Pinterested: Making A Sock Bun.