Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TWD: Brrrr-ownies

No mint here! These brownies are supposed to contain chopped up mint patties, and while one of my favourite childhood chocolate bars was Pep, a large mint patty, I decided to go with peanut butter cups this time around. I like chocolate and mint together, but the only time I have it is when I devour a box of After Eights every year at Christmas. That and the fact that my mother hates mint made me choose peanut butter (I was still camping out at her place when I made these). I'm glad I did use the peanut butter cups--these were fabulous. They were very deep, dark and fudgy, with pockets of peanut butter here and there. They were very rich, and I found one small square plenty, but it was amusing to watch my pregnant sister-in-law devour 4 in a row. I don't think the brownies can take any credit, but I'm happy to announce that I'm an aunt again, to baby Poppy, who was only a week late. Too bad I'm in Toronto and will have to wait till the end of the month to meet her.

This week's recipe was chosen by Karen of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life. She'll have the recipe posted on her site, and you can link to all the other TWD bakers' posts here. I bet some of them are even minty. Okay, now go make these--they are ridiculously easy and delicious. They'll only take a few minutes to whip up, and could be served for dessert with ice cream, or on a picnic, or even for breakfast, because peanut butter is a breakfast food, right?

28 comments:

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

I love brownies!! These look amazing!! The peanut cups look perfectly placed... how do you do it Mary?

Karen said...

Peanut butter looks fabulous in these and I think they would be fantastic with ice cream as well! Thanks for baking with me this week!

mike said...

No fair. These look almost better than mint/chocolate! Now I'll have to give these a try - since they look so spectacular! And congrats Auntie!

Cherine said...

A wonderful treat!

Jennifer said...

Wow...your brownies are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Romaine said...

These look crazy good!

Pamela said...

Congrats on being an Aunt again and on the new addition to your family. These brownies look really wonderful. So picture perfect!

theunappreciatedbaker said...

Congratulations!
Your brownies look delicious. Peanut butter cups are my favorite, I will have to make these again with Reese's. yum!

Lauryn said...

After Eights! Ooooh, now I wish I had lined the top of my brownies with After Eighhts! I love those chocolates! Your brownies look good (though I don't like peanut butter!)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Those look soooooo good! I love peanut butter cups so I'll have to give this version a try!

Chef Dennis said...

you are wise!!!!! those brownies are calling to me......peanut butter cups...oh my.....its breakfast and I want brownies!

Sweet and Savory said...

I want these. I would have enjoyed peanut butter more so I have to try these. Look tempting.

Valerie said...

This is too much, Mary. Too much. I'm tempted to run out and buy peanut butter cups right now just so I can make these. Wow!

Katrina said...

Mmm, pb/chocolate--great idea. I did that with another of the TWD (Tribute to Katharine Hepburn brownies) once and they were fabulous. I didn't love how the mint patties melted into a mess, so you win! ;)

cindy said...

I love PB cups more than mints--can't wait to try your addition! It was a good brownie recipe!

Susan said...

I would much rather have had your version than mine. But, sacrifices for love is what marriage is all about. :)

Tia said...

those pb cups look outstanding in the brownies. they held up really nicely ! great job.

RamblingTart said...

Oooo, I love these, Mary! So decadent and rich. :-)

Anne said...

Your version looks great and I love how thick and perfect they look (and so pretty outdoors, yay!)

Nickki said...

Ok, now I know what I'm making this weekend! As much as I loved the mint brownies, your version looks so good! I love love love peanut butter cups :-)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

congratulations, aunt mary! these brownies look delicious...i'll have to keep pb cups in mind for next time, cuz i'd love it!

Di said...

Mmm, Reeses... I'm definitely making these with peanut butter cups next time. =) Your brownies look so good!

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

I just know they are simply yummy. I want to grab one or two off the plate :-)

TeaLady said...

O YEAH!! these would be good with PB cups. And since they are good brownies I guess I will just HAVE to try them again your way!!

Baking Addict said...

I love brownies. The addition of peanut butter cups is genius. Must try this sometime soon :)

Natalie... said...

Mmmm mint brownies my idea of heaven!! These look so good, i have such a craving for brownies now hehe!

Carly@ForkEwe said...

nice! i saw some yummy brownies just like this on the barefoot contessa yesterday, totally going to make them in the morning YUM!

(p.s im new to blogging and have years of stuff to post, come and tell me if ive done any good so far LOL)

Mimi said...

The pb cup look like a winner. congrats on the new addition to your family.
Mimi