Sunday, March 4, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Topping

I found this topping and it sounded really good, so I thought I could try it on my Disgustingly Rich Brownies.You can use any brownies that you like. If you find you need something sweet and Yummy, and your Sweet Tooth won't leave you alone this is your brownie, Just one will make your tooth very happy.  
Tell me how it worked out for you and I hope you like it. 

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cups softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk, as needed
1/2 cup heavy-whipping cream
6 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until well combined and smooth. The mixture should be thick, but add a tablespoon or two of milk if needed, so that you are able to spread the mixture on the brownies.

Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat until it just
begins to boil. Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips.
Whisk until the chocolate is melted.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then pour over the peanut butter and
brownies. Smooth with an off-set spatula and then place the brownies
in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chocolate Pudding

One of my favorite snacks is Lays chips with chocolate pudding as dip. In high school, my best friend and I would share this snack, all most everyday if we could. Together is was salty and chocolatey, my favorite combos. Find your combo or just leave like it is if you just like chocolate pudding. I mean is who does not like chocolate pudding, not counting my husband...

Here is how to make it super easy-
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups milk
3 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
2 eggs
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Put all in a pot but, the vanilla.Cook until thick then add vanilla. Cool and serve.

See its easy for those with busy work loads.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Peanut Butter Balls

Okay, so tell me who does not love Peanut Butter Balls. They are quick and easy to make. You can roll them anything you like. My mother told me that my dad would always stick them on tooth picks for each knuckle and try to sneak out with 8 of them. I hope you like them as much as I do. Enjoy!  

1 cup plus 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp. cocoa
1 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. vanilla

In a large bowl combine the 1 cup powdered sugar and cocoa. Stir in the peanut butter, milk, and vanilla. Form the mixture into balls. Roll each ball in 1/4 cup powdered sugar or cocoa. Place candy on plate and serve. Put the leftovers into the freezer.

Redneck Cupcake

So, I might have found the best thing since slice bread, and it's Chocolate. My Brother calls it "The Redneck Cupcake" but it gives a new meaning to Coffee cake. It's a Coffee Mug Cake, and you make it in the microwave. I hope you like it for all your microwave cookers out there. 

What You Need:

4 Tbsp. Self-Rising Flour
4 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. Oil
3 Tbsp. Milk
2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa
3 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips
1 Egg
1 Splash of Vanilla
1 Large Coffee Mug

First, mix all your dry ingredients in your mug, then add the egg. Mix
well, then add the milk and oil, mixing some more. Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla.

Pop your batter-filled mug into the microwave and let it cook for 2
1/2 to 3 minutes (it will puff up over the top of the mug, so don't be worried when you see that). Once it's done you can eat it right out of the mug or if you want to be a little more fancy pop it on to a plate and put on any topping you like.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hubby's Favorite: Gooey Butter Cake

     I am a chocolate fanatic; however, my husband is a butter groupie. He grew up in the southeastern Missouri and spent a lot of time in St. Louis, and there, he learned to eat this wonderfully rich dessert. It wasn't until later that he found a recipe and made this lush dessert for me. While I am partial to chocolate, this recipe filled me with all the warmth that butter can fill you with. This dessert takes on a golden brown crust that parts with little resistance to reveal the ooey-gooey yumminess of the topping, that finishes with a crisp cake finish.
      Mix together and press in bottom of a 9x13cake pan:
-1 box of yellow cake mix
-1 stick of butter melted
-1 egg

Blend until smooth of the following:
-8oz package Philadelphia cream cheese powdered sugar
-2 eggs
Pour over the crust
If you want to add a hand full ( you be the judge of that) of chocolate chips over the top ( like the the photo)
Then generously grease and flour the 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 until golden brown.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Disgustingly Rich Brownies

Okay, so disgusting may not be how most people would describe their favorite brownie; however, my mother helped me term these brownies. She told me once when she tried them that they had so much chocolate it was disgusting how rich they were. Being as these brownies are my grandfathers favorite, I continue to keep making them. My husband's reaction was similar to my mother's and I never told him the name. You can tweak this recipe in many ways to adjust to your taste but the reaction is always the same, so disgustingly rich but you just have to eat one more.

"Here is how to make the Disgustingly Rich Brownies"

-2 cups sugar
-1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
-4 eggs
-3/4 cups cocoa
-2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 cubes (1 cups) butter
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 chocolate chips or chopped walnuts (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Melt butter over low heat
3)Stir the cocoa and sugar together. Then stir in the melted butter
4)Add eggs and vanilla, and stir again
5) Now add the flour and salt, and mix just in until smooth. Not too much ( if you're adding choc. chips or walnuts, now is the time.)

1)Scrape the mixture out into the greased pan (8 or 9-inch) and spread out in an even layer.
2)Bake in 350-degree oven until the brownies just begin to pull away from the side of the pan (or until you can stick a toothpick in and pull it out with no batter is sticking to it)
Takes about 20 to 30 mins
Let it cool!