Well around here we've been having a wonderful summer and even though I'm sad to see it go I'm totally looking forward to Fall. Growing up I was obsessed with summer, but at my current age my new favorite is this coming time of year. That time when it's still warm enough outside at night where you only need a light jacket and comfy jeans and can get away with just a t shirt during the day. The leaves are about to turn their beautiful colors and I swear the air smells like bonfires and cinnamon. It's awesome.
But until then, I will keep enjoying my warm days and long nights. A couple nights ago we went to the Indiana State Fair and had a blast. They had a donut burger! Yes, you heard right. A donut burger. Picture a burger but instead of a bun...there's two donuts! I didn't try it, but one of the people we were with did. He didn't have too many great things to say :)
(the proof...yuck)I played some kind of BB gun shooting game, too. I'm not the biggest fan of fire arms, but this game was pretty harmless. To win you had to shoot out the entire red star. I almost won...almost! There was barely any of the star left, but that's how they get ya :)
At a game night recently I wanted to make something new...even though I made it with chocolate and peanut butter. If you know me, you know I've had this crazy obsession of making all things with chocolate and peanut butter lately. I thought there's no way I have more combination possibilities, but oh was I wrong!
I pulled out some pans and got inspired looking at my 9inch round. I decided I would make a pizza-like brownie, and immediately followed that with wanting to put peanut butter on it. So I combined my brownie bites with my peanut butter frosting and voila!! Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza!
Caution: This pie is rich! I honestly didn't mean to make it as sweet as it was, but I really didn't mind. I'd say if you aren't the biggest fan of super sweet stuff, half the peanut butter frosting recipe.
Or make it all and just knock off what you don't want! This may be pretty far off from your ordinary pizza, but it is absolutely delicious! Sometimes it pays off to think outside the box...or in this case brownie pan. :)
Ingredients (this recipe cut in half):
1/2+1/3 Cup sugar
6 Tbsp butter, melted (3/4 stick)
1 Tbsp water
1 egg, room temperature
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup+2 Tbsp flour
1/4+1/8 Cup baking cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp milk
Chocolate chips for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar and butter. Stir in the water, then the egg until fully mixed together. Add the vanilla.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir this into the wet ingredients until there are hardly any clumps left.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 16-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool a little on a cooling rack.
For the Frosting:
Beat together the butter and peanut butter in a mixer. Add in the sugar until completely mixed together.
Add in a tablespoon of milk one at a time until the frosting is nice and thick. You might not need all the milk, so make sure to stop as soon as it's all combined and easy to work with.
Crank the mixer up to high and beat for about three minutes. Spread the peanut butter mix on top of the slightly cooled brownies. Top with melted chocolate and chocolate chips.
Don't have a mixer? Amazon is a great place to find one!
Kitchenaid 5 quart mixer
Need a 9 inch round? Here's some great ones!
9 inch round pan
So do you have any advice on things I need to do that I might not know to do when changing the name of a blog? Do you like the new name?!
What's your favorite time of year? Do you fall in love with fall every year like me? Or are you more of a spring/summertime person? Hope you have had an amazing summer full of wonderful memories. I'll be doing a post soon to show you all the happenings around here from the past few months.
Thanks for stopping by!
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