Sunday, October 19, 2008

Triple Layer Peanut Butter Brownies

Can I say yummy? I think these were the best brownies I have ever made or eaten. I couldn't get enough of them and I am so thankful for Kraft Family Magazine for including this recipe in their recent issue. It is a must try! It has sparked other flavor combos for future baking, what do you think about hazelnut chocolate Brownies? It could be a great combo as well. Happy baking!

  • 1 pkg. (19 to 21 oz.) brownie mix(13x9-inch pan size)
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP Whipped Topping (Do not thaw.)
  • 3 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Prepare and bake brownies in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package; cool. Meanwhile, beat milk and pudding mix with whisk 2 min. Add peanut butter and sugar; mix well. Refrigerate until brownies are completely cooled.
  2. SPREAD pudding mixture over brownies.
  3. MICROWAVE COOL WHIP and chocolate on HIGH 1 min., stirring every 30 sec. Spread over pudding; sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Of course Kraft's picture looks way more amazing but I almost forgot to take a picture because I couldn't stop "oh my gosh-ing".

Friday, October 3, 2008

Maple Pecan Streusel Cupcakes

I have been feeling a little under the weather this week (hence, why I am still awake...I mistakenly took daytime cold medicine) and had an itch to make cupcakes, but I couldn't bring myself to leave my house on Wednesday on my day of rest. I know I have an entire pantry full of food and something in there was bound to spark some creativity. I opened my white pantry doors and my eyes went straight toward a box of Maple Pecan Bundt cake mix that I purchased from Williams Sonoma nearly two years ago. At first I was hesitant that it had gone bad but the expiration date is for this January. I was going to make it as the box suggests for a bundt cake but after taking out my bundt pan I couldn't do it. Cheat on my cupcake pan? How dare I! I made the recipe according to the box but changed it slightly for the cupcake size. As soon as the cakes came out from the oven I brushed over the Jack Daniels glaze to soak into the warm cake and then when cooled I topped them off with a Maple Whipped Topping. I would like to say I did it like Sandra Lee and made it a little semi-homemade. At least it curbed my baking itch and Jim's co-workers had a sweet piece of cake for breakfast. I would post the recipe, but it is really long and it's a boxed cake mix, not my own.

As you can tell I was easily amused today...

The finished product...they were like a stack of pancakes! yummy.