Monday, July 12, 2010

TWD -- Brrrrrrownies!!!


Well, when I saw this week's recipe choice was BROWNIES, you did not have to ask me twice to make them!  Brownies of any kind rank up there with my number one favorite dessert item!  Got all my ingredients ready . . .

I am not the greatest fan of mint mixed with my brownies.  And when I mentioned to Chandler what I would be making mixed with mint, he apparently shared my feelings and made an ugly face, so I substituted Reece's Peanut Butter Cups and "hoped" that they would turn out to Dorie's specifications.


Just LOOK at that chocolate oozing with the rich peanut butter chunks.  I could not wait for them to bake!
I thought they turned out really well.  The peanut butter cups did not melt entirely while the brownie baked which is just what I had hoped for.  We really enjoyed them.  Thank you Karen!

I had my high school reunion last Saturday night and it was a lot of fun!  I usually hate those types of gatherings but this time I really enjoyed myself.  It was good getting reconnected with people I had not seen in a while.  I learned one thing which I will pass along to you all if you ever plan one.  Do not waste your money on a band or a dj.  No one wants to dance.  They want to chat and catch up with their friends.  I'll share this photo of me with a few of my best friends.  The hats were Viking helmets that were centerpieces with balloons flowing from them in our school colors.  We got a little wild and crazy as the night progressed. 

Thanks to Karen for choosing these this week.  Be sure to check out her blog at Our Crazy Blessed Life for the recipe and her version.

Check back with me on Thursday for some great Panzanella from Ellie Krieger.

20 comments:

Jennifurla said...

LOL at that picture, glad you had fun. The brownies look great

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Pamela said...

Sounds like you had a really great time at the reunion!! Good for you. And nice work with the brownies. PB cups sound like a perfect add in.

Di said...

I love the idea of putting Reese's in these. Mmmm. I'll have to try that next time.

Kayte said...

Vikings! Very cute. You look good as a Vikingess. Seems those peanut butter cup things have been a big hit with those who used them, probably should give them a try for my son Alex who loves, loves, loves peanut butter cupts! Your brownies look wonderful.

eggscreamandhoney said...

I am so making these with peanut butter cups! What a great idea. Much nicer than mint.

Karen said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time at your reunion! :) The brownies with peanut butter cups look delicious! Thanks for baking with me this week!

cindy said...

I loved the mint brownies but I can't wait to try them with pb cups.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing such a fun picture! Love the peanut butter cups. That was my first thought, but I made mine with mint for the hubby. :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great idea to use peanut butter cups! They look and sound delicious!

Tia said...

awesomeness is reeses in these brownies! great substitution

Marthe said...

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups? That's pure genious, I should have done that too!! Like you I am not the greatest fan of mint mixed with my brownies :)

Cakelaw said...

Hi Peggy, The Reeses sounds like a fab substitute if you don't like mint. And I agree - say "brownies" and I am there! Love your high school reunion snap - glad you had a good time. I went to mine last year with lots of misgivings, and was surprised at what a good time I had.

Clivia said...

You certainly got the texture right on your brownies. Mine were just goo.

Anne said...

I think the Reese's would make an amazing brownie- nice sub! Love the pics! :)

Cathy said...

Ooooh - LOVE the sound of these with peanut butter! I actually made them with mint like a year ago (after my sister had her baby) and don't remember them. I bake too much. I bet I'd like yours better than the mint ones though!

Your reunion looks like it was a blast, Peggy!

Leslie said...

Peanut butter cups are such a great spin on this recipe! I'll have to try them next time because peanut butter cups that don't melt all the way=yum! It looks like you had a great time at your reunion.

TeaLady said...

These were good brownies. Not a fav with the mint. Would be perfect with PB cups.

GREAT pic. Fun times.

Nickki said...

Glad you had a good time at the reunion! And your brownies look so good! I must try them since peanut butter cups are one of my favourite candies!

Liz said...

Yum, I can see these being really great with PB cups! Guess I'll have to make them again...shucks.