Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds

Recipes, devotional thoughts, and other cool things I come across.

Samples, sweets, and seedlings April 4, 2011

First of all, let me remind you that today is the first monday of the month, which means that if you’re signed up for Redbox mobile alerts, you should have received a code for a free movie.  Also, you could use the code EASYMONDAY at a Blockbuster Express to receive a free movie.

If you like Degree Women on Facebook and click on the “Giveaway” section on the left side of the page, you can get a sample of their newest deoderant.  They only give out a certain number a day, but you can always try the next day if you don’t make it the first time.

Yesterday, one of my friends threw a patio party for which I made these brownies.  They are delicious, not surprisingly, since peanut butter and chocolate are a classic and addictive combo.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies (from Betty Crocker)

1 box brownie mix (and the ingredients called for on the box) (They call for a specific type, but I think any type would work.  I’m sure you could even make brownies from scratch and just follow the recipe for the peanut butter and chocolate layers.)

1/2 c. softened butter

1/2 c. creamy peanut butter

2 c. confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp. milk

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 c. butter

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan.  In a medium bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.  Spread the batter in the pan and bake it 28-30 min. or til a toothpick insert 2 inches from the side of the pan removes almost cleanly.  Cool brownies completely, about 1 hour.

2. In another medium bowl, beat the softened butter, peanut butter, sugar, and milk on medium til smooth.  Spread this mix evenly over the cooled brownies.

3. In a small, microwavable bowl, nuke the chocolate chips and butter on high for 30-60 seconds; stir til smooth.  Cool the chocolate 10 minutes, then spread it over the peanut butter layer.  Refrigerate the brownies for 30 min. or til the chocolate layer sets.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies 3

Finally, I am pleased to report that the “babies” are doing well.  There are 3 chives, about 8 basil seedlings, and a score of zinnias.

Hope you had a good weekend and that you weren’t pranked too badly.

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3 Responses to “Samples, sweets, and seedlings”

  1. Jenna Lehman Says:

    Yes, I WAS pranked badly…..but then, you know all about that!

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