Peanut Butter Brownies

by Nicole on May 5, 2010

Morning! I finally have a camera cord, thanks to Danny bringing one home from work for me! I was so happy to see it and upload all of my pictures! I have a couple more pictures from last weekend to share with you, even though it’s Wednesday already. I am looking at these pictures and channeling how relaxed and rested I was over the weekend.

Celebrating 10 years of life with a Hoffman’s Ice Cream cake…yum.
She’s just too cute.
Stories on the couch before bed. (Reading Verdi)

This morning I got up and did Jillian Michaels Boost Your Metabolism for my cardio for the day. I haven’t done that in over a week and it was TOUGH….it’s ALWAYS tough. For some reason that dvd never gets easier, I guess because it’s a ton of plyometrics, aka kicking your own butt.

I had to do some baking over the weekend and after pouring over many posts, I settled on making Jessica from How Sweet Eats brownies. Jessica has SO many delicious brownies on her site, I had a hard time even choosing from them. Finally I settled on the peanut butter brownies, because who doesn’t love pb and chocolate together???

even the batter tasted amazing

After Danny tasted this he said, “people will LOVE this.” He was right.

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 squares baking chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
For exact recipe for brownies, please visit How Sweet Eats.

PB Icing
  • 3/4 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoons milk
Mix together. If it’s too thin add more sugar, too thick add milk. I halved the recipe because I had way too much leftover. This should be a perfect amount for the brownies!

Beware, you may lick the entire bowl before baking them. And if you don’t you will be sure to eat a couple of these once they are done baking! Remember to let the brownies totally cool before icing them. 

People will fall in love with you if you bring these to them. I highly recommend it! 

What is your favorite dessert to make for a friend or for a party?
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet May 5, 2010 at 6:43 am

So glad you guys loved these!! :)


healthyexposures May 5, 2010 at 6:51 am

I agree – these definitely look like the brownies you make when you want to impress someone :P
Hopefully looking at the photos helped to channel relaxation? it;s wednesday – weekend's almost here!
Have a great day, Nicole – enjoy the weather if it's supposed to be as nice in that big city as it's supposed to be here!


pegasuslegend May 5, 2010 at 7:12 am

OMG! are these all your beautiful children? Four? they are all gorgeous, brownies look good my loves love PB will try after my horrible root canal~ hate dentists~


Estela @ Weekly Bite May 5, 2010 at 7:31 am

These look incredible!!! Jessica has some of the best recipes!


Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham May 5, 2010 at 8:00 am

PB and chocolate!! You can't get any better than that! I wish I had a brownie right now to go with my coffee :o )


quarterlifewellness May 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

Looks like you had a great weekend! And How Sweet def knows her stuff! I love bringing cookies and treats to parties, this weekend I am making some old school sugar cookies, they are always a hit across the board.


Simply Life May 5, 2010 at 8:15 am

wow those brownies do look amazing – I'm definitely saving this recipe! Thanks!


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen May 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

I need to get that video…I love plyometrics! Her brownies are trouble! So good!


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

I love Jessica's recipes…aren't they awesome?!

Reply May 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

oh these brownies look amazing! and i love the family pics :)


Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) May 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

There is nothing better than pb and chocolate!!!


Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers May 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm

what lovely family pics!

I know what you mean about the JM dvd…every time I go back to it I figure it'll be a breeze but it hasn't yet.

Those brownies look to die for…no really, they look AMAZING.


whataboutsummer May 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

precious family photos!


Susan May 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm

*note to self: bring PB brownies on next date ;)


Megan D May 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I love making carrot cake! Probably because that's my favorite dessert. Your brownies look like they turned out awesome :)


Chef Dennis May 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm

wow..I could really go for one or two of those brownies…peanut butter and chocolate simply perfect together……
Great photo's!!


Jennifer May 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Those ARE some impressive brownies. Thanks for sharing the recipe (or should my BF be saying thank you since I will have to make them for him now? LOL!) xox


Fashion Meets Food May 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Wow those brownies look and sound absolutely fabulous!



Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

PB icing…girl that looks decadent! thanks for your comment tonite, meant the world!


Anonymous May 6, 2010 at 12:14 am

two things…
1) you need to make those brownies ASAP when i get home. i'm salivating.
2) i can't even handle how big your nieces/nephews got. i'm crying.

-bessieeee :)


Belinda @zomppa May 6, 2010 at 7:29 am

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmmmmmmmmm those are perfect! Your photos – they are too adorable!


erica May 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

I have been wanting to make these and you now have me convinced! They look awesome!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

Hey girl I am really loving your blog! I can't wait to read more :)


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