I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We were busy spending time with friends, going to a Colorado Rockies game, getting in a good hike, going on a bike ride, and getting to watch fireworks. It was so much fun, but kind of exhausting at the same time! I kind of need a nap just thinking of all that we accomplished in the last 3 days. Or at least a good solid week of relaxation! Or maybe just movie night, where I can doze off a little :) Make sure you get to the bottom for a great giveaway that involves free movies!
Butterfingers have to be one of my favorite candy bars, and Blondies are one of my favorite desserts. It only seemed natural that they come together in one glorious dessert. This used up the last of my leftover Halloween candy, which is probably a good thing. It is really hard to walk past, and not just grab one of those Butterfingers.
My poor family didn’t get to try these. I had one, ok maybe two, to test of course. Then I gave them straight to a friend. Even my husband, who doesn’t like chocolate would have loved these. Peanut butter base, with Butterfingers mixed in, and then topped with a Butterfinger frosting. Pure heaven! I debated about putting the frosting on, but in the end I am happy I did. The first half of the one I tested, didn’t have Butterfinger in it :( I decided to remedy that, the frosting would be made.
Trust me when I say that you need to try these. I am thinking about going to buy more candy, just to make these to share with my family. They were that good.
I am pretty sure brownies are my all time favorite dessert. And the fudgier the better. I actually pinned this recipe forever ago, but then forgot about it. Then a friend (who pinned it from me) made them for something, and posted them on Facebook. It brought it all back, and I had to come up with a reason to make them. She raved about them, so I knew they were going to be good.
We had girls weekend in Denver a couple weeks ago, and I knew brownies was the perfect thing to make. I mean girls need to have some killer brownies, while drinking wine and playing games in a hotel room, right? These have a super fudgy brownie layer, topped with Kit Kat, and then topped with butterscotch. Kind of over the top, but oh so good!
The girls loved these brownies. If you don’t have Kit Kat, I think Snickers, Twix, or even Butterfinger would be great here. I am sure you have tons of candy still around from Halloween, so get creative :) I can’t wait to make this brownie recipe again, I might have just found a new base brownie recipe, it was so good!
Thanks for all the birthday wishes to my 7 year old yesterday! I let him read my post from yesterday, and he got a huge smile on his face. He is shy, but loved being the center of attention for a day.
As promised today I bring you what he chose for his birthday treat. He isn’t much of a cake kid, so I knew that wouldn’t be his choice. I showed him probably 100 desserts from my Pinterest boards, and let him pick. He knew he wanted peanut butter and chocolate (takes after his mom), so at least we narrowed the choices a little. In the end, I think it was the Reese’s Pieces that won him over.
Unfortunately I waited until the last minute to make these, and the store I went to did not have mini Reese’s Pieces candies. So I had to go with the full sized version. I am sure they taste the same, you just don’t get the full “polka dot” effect. He had a tiny one after dinner last night, and said he made a good choice. Really, how can you go wrong with peanut butter, oats and chocolate? He picked his birthday dinner to be at Red Robin, and wanted them to sing to him this year, so he filled up on ice cream before we got home. Looks like the teachers or my husbands co-workers are going to benefit tomorrow
I was contacted by Oh! Nuts a couple weeks ago to see if I was interested in trying some of their nuts for my holiday baking. I made these great cookies with Macadamia Nuts, and then wanted to do something a little different with the Cashews. This is my version of a childhood favorite we used to get every Christmas. It is super easy to make too!
Let it be known (not that it was a secret before), I like peanut butter and chocolate together. I have seen so many different versions of peanut butter and chocolate brownies floating around. Some have peanut butter cups, some have just peanut butter, others have peanut butter chips or other candy. Well I had to jump on this bandwagon, late to the party or not! I didn’t want to have to go shopping though, so I raided my pantry. Guess what I found? Two Peanut Butter Twix candy bars from my son’s Easter Basket. As any parent out there, I ration the candy my son eats. So we end up with a lot of it on a shelf in our pantry. Every once in awhile I go through and clean it out. Now I am going have reason to do it more often. There are yummy treats in there, that should be turned into wonderful desserts!
Twix Peanut Butter Brownies
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 Twix Peanut Butter Candy Bars
Mix together chocolate and butter. Add in sugar and eggs, and stir until well combined. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until just combined. Chop the candy into small pieces. Fold into the batter.
Pour into a prepared 8×8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool, and enjoy!