Friday, May 02, 2008

Big League Brownies

This afternoon, Sam and I were sitting around kind of bored while Charlie was taking his afternoon nap. Since Sam loves helping me in the kitchen, I decided we should bake something together. So I decided we would make these brownies that Id seen on the brownie box mix. Yes, I used a box mix. Its the easiest way when Im busy with my kids. We doctored these up though with a nice peanut buttery cheesecake filling. YUMMY. I wanted my filling to be more like cheesecake, so I subbed in some cream cheese for 1/2 of the butter. Also, I didnt realize it until after these babies were in the oven that this was a family size mix for a 9x13 pan. I poured it into a smaller pan, so we ended up with some THICK brownies. They were really yummy. And even with the cream cheese, the texture was still like peanut butter brownie. Please excuse Charlie's hand as he is reaching for the brownie. Its not always easy to photograph food and watch kids at the same time.

Big League Brownies

1 box Pillsbury Brownie Classics mix prepared and set aside
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and margarine. Beat until smooth. Add sugar and flour, beat until mixed. Add eggs, blend well.

Spread half of the brownie mix in bottom of a greased pan. Carefully spread peanut butter mixture over brownie mixture in pan. Spread remaining brownie mixture over peanut butter mixture. Bake for 30-33 minutes. Cool 1 hr before cutting.


The Food Duo: Superheroes of the Kitchen said...

OMG! That photo of Sam is too cute! The brownies look amazing too. I've had a hard time finding a good brownies recipe to make that doesn't come out dry. I'm going to have to try this one out.

Also, thanks for the award too!! What a nice surprise!

- Carmella

Summer said...

those brownies sound like a killer!! i gotta try them soon. thanks for sharing.
and Sam, the cute kid will grow up to be a great chef! ;)

bunny said...

wow!! those brownies look great!! i too am a new blogger, the blogging community is great isn't it!! i wish you much success and fun with your blog!!

OLGUIS said...

wow this is so delicious.
I am a Brownie Lover.
Great Blog.

I have a blog but is in spanish and if you want to do any recipe I can translate for you

gaga said...

Aaawww, Sam is way too cute! That's so nice that he's helping out. I'm sure he enjoyed helping with the eating the most though =)

kate said...

I love the photo with the hand reaching toward the brownie. Classic! The recipe looks good, too. Yum!