Thursday, March 3, 2011


We made some treats this week to take to the cabin.

Brownies and party mix, what more do we need?

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies:
14 T butter
6 oz. bittersweet choc.
1 c. cocoa powder
2 c. sugar
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. flour

(For the PB swirl):
8 oz. cream cheese
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
6 T sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray 9x13 baking pan. To make the brownie batter, combine the butter and chocolate in a pan and melt on low heat until it's completely smooth. Remove from heat, whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and cream cheese until smooth and well blended. Mix in the vanilla and salt. Add the flour to the bowl and whisk just until incorporated. Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish.

To make the PB cheesecake portion, combine the cream cheese, pb, and sugar in a bowl and mix w/ electric mixer until smooth. Blend in the egg and vanilla.

Drop spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture over the brownie batter in the pan, creating a cobblestone appearance. Use a knife or wooden skewer to gently swirl the peanut butter mixture and brownie batter. Bake 25-30 minutes.

Keep refrigerated.

Party Mix!
1 bag bugals
1 box white cheddar cheeze-its
6 oz bag goldfish
3 c. pretzels
2 c. crispix
16 oz. cashews
3/4 c. popcorn oil
1 packette ranch salad dressing mix
1 packette ranch dip mix

Mix together and bake at 250 for 40 minutes. This is a little different then the normal party mix, but very good!

1 comment:

Brandy said...

That chex mix recipe sounds good. I might have to try that. Thanks for posting! Hope the boys are feeling better.