Friday, January 16, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownies!

The title of this blog should really be "Upgrade your Box Brownie Mix". This started with a 99 cent Box-O-Brownies and ends with "Pass me another one please and may I have this recipe" brownie!
I am a peanut butter lover. I got that love from my dad. I grew up in a house in which everything, and I mean everything, was eaten with peanut butter on it. We went through a jar a week. It was no little jar of Jiff either. This was a HUGE glass jar of SULTANA peanut butter. We still talk about the good old days when they made SULTANA peanut butter. We don't know where it went - but no peanut butter will ever taste as good to us. Ahh - the taste of childhood!
I for one, have no problem drowning my sorrows in peanut butter with this delicious recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.

Make a Box-O-Brownies in a 9 by 13 dish. Let cool.

For "Frosting":
3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. softened butter
3 oz. pkg. softened cream cheese
3 tbsp. milk

Optional Glaze:

1/4 c. semi-sweet choc. chips
1 tbsp. shortening

In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, cream cheese and milk; beat until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over brownies.
In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Cook over low heat to melt. Drizzle over frosting. Makes 36 bars.

What is a food you miss from your childhood?


Rachael said...

Aw Geez!

I think I HAVE to make these brownies this weekend! And...we wer trying to eat healthy...hahahahha

My middle son is a peanut butter fanatic....I kept thinking he would grow out of it, but he is almost 13 yrs old and not a day goes by when he does not have his peanut butter (most days-more than one meal!_

GREAT recipe...thanks for sharing :-)

noble pig said...

You have no idea what I would do for a bite of this right now. Great idea on the upgrade! Love the PB addition.

Rachael said...

I found the 99 cent brownies at Wegman's today.....ya-hoo! I am on way to make these :=)

Debbie said...

I grew up in the 70's, and my mom made all this strange combinations of things. I'm not sure I miss them, but I remember them and the thought of them brings back good memories of family, sitting around a dinner table, etc.
Waldorf salad with meatloaf. I like Waldorf salad, but no one else in my family does.
Canned pears with mayonaise and cheddar cheese? mmmmmm....LOL

BTW, love peanut butter additions in sweets.

Sheila said...

This looks amazing! Peanut butter is the best, especially with chocolate. Whenever I am craving something sweet, I try to curb it with a spoonful of peanut butter.

I just made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing. Your icing recipe looks creamier, though.