Posts tagged Peanut Butter
Posts tagged Peanut Butter
Guest Blog: The Gunny Sack
I made these little beauties for my party and they were delicious! And besides being adorable, they were easy to make! They consist of brownies, chocolate frosting, peanut butter cups and peanut butter frosting.
I purchased a 12 pack of 4 oz jelly jars and a brownie mix from Walmart. I made the brownie batter according to the directions on the package. Then, I greased the bottoms only of the glass jars and set them on a baking sheet. Next, I added brownie batter to each jar. I ended up with extra batter so the recipe could actually make more than 12 desserts.
I baked the brownies for about 20 minutes at 350°F . They were gooey when we ate them so if you like your brownies well done, you will want to bake them for longer.
Once the brownies were cool, I piped in store bought chocolate frosting.
I cut a bunch of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into small chunks…sorry I didn’t count how many but I think you need a little more than 1 peanut butter cup per jar.
Just put the peanut butter cup chunks on top of the chocolate frosting.
To make the peanut butter frosting, I mixed together 1 container of store bought vanilla frosting and 1 cup of peanut butter. Then, I mixed in 1 cup of powdered sugar. After that I added, 3 tablespoons of half-n-half and beat it until it was creamy.
I piped the peanut butter frosting on top of the peanut butter cups.
The last thing I did was stick 1/4 of a peanut butter cup into the peanut butter frosting. I stored them in the fridge until I was ready to serve.
These were seriously delicious but very rich. They were almost too much to eat in one sitting…not because of the size of the jars but because of how sweet they were!
1 brownie mix
~ water, eggs and oil that are called for on the box
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix up the brownie batter according to the instructions on the box. Grease the bottoms only of 4 oz jelly jars (I used 12 but had extra batter). Put about 2 tbsp of brownie batter into each jar. I used my cookie dough scoop and just eyeballed it. Place the jars on a cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes for gooey brownies and longer for well done brownies.
1-16oz container of chocolate frosting
After the brownies have cooled, pipe chocolate frosting into each jar, over the brownies.
Peanut Butter Cup Layer:
About 18 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Cut the peanut butter cups into chunks and place them on top of the chocolate frosting in the jars.
Peanut Butter Frosting:
1-16 oz container of vanilla frosting
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp half-n-half
Mix together the vanilla frosting and peanut butter. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Beat in 3 tbsp half-n-half until smooth and creamy. Pipe the peanut butter frosting over the peanut butter cups in the jars.
Top each frosting peak with 1/4 of a peanut butter cup and store in the fridge until ready to serve!
1. Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray. I used a canola spray.
2. Line the pan with a long piece of waxed paper. Make sure there is enough wax paper to hang over each end of the length of the pan. Press the paper to the sides of the pan allowing the oil to adhere the paper to the sides.
3. In a medium bowl, whip 1 ¼ cups of the heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
4. Melt chocolate – you can do this in the microwave at 30 second intervals, or over a double boiler. I used the microwave.
5. Stir peanut butter into the hot melted chocolate until the peanut butter has melted and the mixture is consistent. Let mixture cool slightly.
6. Gently fold together chocolate mixture and whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan.
7. Whip remaining heavy cream, gradually adding the ¼ cup sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form.
8. Top chocolate layer with sweetened whipped cream. Spread evenly with an off-set spatula. Cover whipped cream with peanuts; gently press them into the whipped cream with your fingertips. Pick up the loaf pan and drop it once on the counter to settle the layers.
9. Wrap tightly in plastic. Freeze for 3 hours.
10. To remove the chocolate loaf from pan, use a dish towel soaked in hot water to warm the sides and bottom of the pan. Lift chocolate loaf out by gently tugging on the wax paper. Slice about 1 1/2 inch thick with a large chef’s knife, wiping the knife clean between slices.
* Recipe Credit: Sprinkle Bakes: Dessert Recipes
These chocolate classics would make cute wedding favors.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl; set aside.
2. Add butter, shortening, and sugars to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream on high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add egg; beat until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add half the flour mixture, then the milk and vanilla; beat until combined. Add the remaining flour mixture. Beat together, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
3. Drop 12 slightly rounded tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on each baking sheet. Bake the cookies in the upper and lower thirds of oven, 10 minutes; switch the positions of the baking sheets, and rotate each one. Continue baking until the cookies spring back to the touch, 2 to 4 minutes more.
4. Remove from oven; let cookies cool on baking sheets, 10 minutes. Transfer with a metal spatula to a wire rack; let cool completely. Meanwhile, line a cooled baking sheet with a new piece of parchment; repeat process with remaining batter.
5. Spread 1 scant tablespoon buttercream on flat sides of half the cookies. Top each with one of the remaining cookies, flat side down, and gently press together. Transfer pies to a tray.
6. Melt half the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; add remaining chocolate, and stir until melted and smooth. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a plain round tip (Ateco #2 or #3) or a small parchment cone. Pipe chocolate in a spiral pattern on top of each pie. Let chocolate set before serving, about 1 hour.
- Hershey Kisses
- Mini chocolate chip morsels
- Nutter Butter Cookies (bite size)
- Melt about 1 C of mini chocolate chips (about half of the bag) in the microwave or over the stove top.
*Never add water. I learned this the hard way once while making chocolate covered strawberries.
- Carefully dip the flat end of a Hershey Kiss into the melted chocolate and bind it to a Nutter Butter. Do the same with a mini chocolate chip (see the picture).
- Repeat as many times as you like. Careful leaving these lying around, though! Many of mine kept mysteriously disappearing and I would have to make more.
Anything that comes close to the experience of eating a Dairy Queen chocolate-dipped ice cream cone immediately has my attention!
These cupcakes have an added flavor bonus reminiscent of Reese’s: peanut butter.
For the Chocolate Cupcakes
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Peanut Butter Buttercream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons softened unsalted butter,
cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Coating
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with 10 cupcake cups.
2. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In larger bowl combine sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Add dry mixture and whisk until smooth. Spoon batter into cupcake cups, dividing evenly.
4. Bake 25 minutes or until center is just set. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer cupcakes to wire rack. Cool completely.
5. While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the buttercream frosting. Combine sugar, egg whites, and salt in bowl of electric stand mixer.
6. Set bowl over pan of simmering water. Gently whisk until mixture registers 160 degrees F on instant-read thermometer.
7. Immediately transfer bowl to electric stand mixer. With whisk attachment, whip on medium-high speed until mixture resembles consistency of shaving cream.
8. On medium speed, add butter one piece at a time, until combined and creamy.
9. Whip in peanut butter and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
10. Transfer buttercream to pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/2-inch tip.
11. Pipe 1/3 cup frosting onto each cupcake. Chill cupcakes in refrigerator until buttercream is completely firm, about 1 hour.
12. Once the cupcakes have chilled, make the chocolate coating. Place oil and chocolate in a medium bowl and melt over a pan of gently simmering water.
13. Stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Transfer to a large coffee mug.
14. Holding cupcake by the bottom, carefully dip into the chocolate. Be sure to submerge all of the buttercream.
15. Pull up and hold for a few seconds to let excess chocolate drip off. Transfer to cooling rack and repeat with remaining cupcakes.
16. Before serving, let cupcakes rest a few minutes so chocolate can set.
Yield: 10 cupcakes.
*Photo & Recipe Credit : Martha Stewart Living
I admit it…I am an addict…Peanut Butter is my addiction! I absolutely love anything with Peanut Butter in it! So when I found this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to try it. So…..are….you…READY? I give you…
Nutter Butter Cookie Balls
I tried making these with peanut butter instead of cream cheese. It works and definitely makes them more peanut-buttery-ish. However, the texture is not as smooth with the peanut butter as it is with the cream cheese. But it is also another delish variation!
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream, light or regular
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cups creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. For the cake, in a medium bowl combine the sugar and flour. In a largeM bowl mix eggs, baking soda, and sour cream well. Set aside. In a small saucepan combine peanut butter, butter, and water. Bring to a boil. Stir the boiled peanut butter mixture into the flour mixture. Add to the sour cream mixture. Mix well. Pour into a lightly greased 15×10 inch sheet/jellyroll pan.
Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
For the frosting, while the cake is baking, combine the butter, peanut butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Stir in the vanilla. The frosting will be thick. Mix well. Pour and spread over cake while both are still warm.
Let the cake and frosting cool completely. Cut into pieces and serve.
* Photos and Recipe credits: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe ~ Check this site out for more yummy treats!