Sunday, March 24, 2013


I got this lovely recipe from my mother so that I could make it for my little sister's baptism back in February.  It is an amazingly good made from scratch brownie recipe!  It makes a lot though so be careful:)

What you need:
1 1/4 cup Butter
4 cups sugar
8 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups cocoa
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Whip butter in a large mixing bowl and then add the other ingredients making sure to mix everything well.  Place in a greased cookie sheet pan, bake for 40 minutes.

1 1/2 oz. (squares) unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
add to butter mixture:
5 Tbs. Milk
1 tsp. vanilla
 Mix in 3 cups powdered sugar

Frost about 5 minutes after the brownies are done!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Passion Bars

Each holiday season Costco gives out a cookbook.  I haven't really tried everything in all the ones that I have, but I did find this gem amongst others that are quite delicious.  Also they are super quick and easy, which is always a bonus in my book!
What you need:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 pouch Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
1 cup peanuts chopped (optional)
Peanut Butter Filling:
1 1/4 cups (14 oz. can) Sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 13x9x2 inch pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together oil and eggs.  Add brownie mix and peanuts; stir until moistened.  Press half of the brownie mixture into the pan, reserving the remainder for topping.
To make the filling, stir sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a medium bowl until smooth.  Spread evenly over the brownie layer in the pan.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the reserved brownie mixture over the peanut butter layer. 
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool thoroughly before cutting.  Makes 24 bars!