Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

August 30, 2008

If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you will love this peanut butter brownie recipe. It’s been a big hit with any kid I’ve made this for and makes a great addition to your child’s lunch box.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 2 1-ounce squares unsweetened baking chocolate
* 1/2 cup butter or margarine
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

FILLING:
* 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
* 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
* 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 2 to 3 tablespoons light cream or milk

GLAZE:
* 1 1-ounce square semisweet baking chocolate
* 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

DIRECTIONS:

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and pale colored. Add flour and melted chocolate; stir well. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the brownies test done. Cool.

For filling, beat confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl. Stir in cream or milk until mixture reaches desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies; cover and chill until firm.

For glaze, melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over the filling. Chill before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

No Bake Cookie Recipe

August 30, 2008

Here’s a fun idea for a rainy afternoon – make a batch this of no bake cookie recipie with your kids. Get them to measure and stir. Older kids can even drop the no bake cookie dough by the spoon-full on wax paper. Since these cookies are no bake, you don’t have to worry about the hot oven. Just refrigerate and enjoy with a big glass of milk.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 1 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
* 1/4 cup margarine
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
* 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked
* 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

DIRECTIONS:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa, margarine and milk; stir constantly until sugar is melted.

Remove from heat and add vanilla and peanut butter; stir until peanut butter is melted. Add oatmeal and wheat germ; combine until oatmeal is well coated.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper and cool in refrigerator.

Microwave Brownie Recipe

August 30, 2008

When you are short on time, or just don’t want to heat up the house with the oven, try this quick and easy microwave brownie recipe. You’ll be surprised how much home-baked taste these chocolaty treats have.

Ready for some more fun foods for kids? Kid-approved meals make breakfast, lunch and snack time easy and fun for your little ones. Give them a try today.

INGREDIENTS:

* 2/3 cup butter or margarine
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
* 2 eggs large
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup flour
* 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup nuts chopped
* Powdered sugar or frosting of your choice

DIRECTIONS:

Coat an 8- or 9-inch square microwavable dish or 9-inch microwavable pie plate with non-stick spray.

Place butter in a medium microwavable bowl. Microwave, uncovered, at 100% power (700 watts) 20 to 30 seconds until softened. Stir in sugar and brown sugar until blended. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and stir just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly in dish.

Place dish on an inverted small microwavable plate in microwave oven. Microwave, uncovered, at 100% power for 5 1/2 to 7 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in center and in corners comes out clean, rotating dish one-fourth turn every 2 minutes (after 5 1/2 minutes of total cooking, check every 30 seconds).

Cover dish with wax paper and cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove wax paper and cool brownies completely.

To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost. Cut into bars.

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