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I was in a baking mood the other day and decided to try one of The Pioneer Woman’s decadent looking dessert recipes.  Brownies are one of my favorite sweet treats, but I am not the best at making them.  These looked pretty full proof so I decided to give it a go.  How can you go wrong with all of that butter and chocolate? Mmmmm, I wish I had one right now!

The Pioneer Woman Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies 1

1 cup unsalted butter

5 oz. baking chocolate (I used a combo of both unsweetened and semi-sweet.)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups granulated sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

3 whole large eggs

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with the baking chocolate over low meat, whisking occasionally until smooth and melted.  Sprinkle in the cocoa powder and whisk to combine.  Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes.



Stir in the sugar and vanilla until just combined.  Stir in one egg at a time.  Gently stir in the flour until halfway incorporated then add the chips.  Gently finish stirring in the flour and chips.





Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.  If the center of the brownies are still too gooey or messy, bake for another 5 minutes but don’t over cook the edges.  The brownies will firm up as they cool.  Allow to cool completely (important), then slice and enjoy!!!

The Pioneer Woman Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies 2

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How could you possibly go wrong with a recipe that includes brownies, peanut butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips?  You can’t!!!  These bite size delights are scrumptious and hard to resist or at least they were for me.  I will definitely have to share the love with these so I don’t eat them all.

This little goodie was found on Pinterest, but it originates from Baked Perfection which is an very appropriate name.  If you are a chocolate and peanut butter fan, give these a whirl.

1 box brownie mix

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place paper liners in a mini-muffin pan and set aside.  I got 2 batches of minis out of this recipe.  Prepare the boxed brownie mix according to package directions.  Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon).  I used a small scoop and that worked great.  Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and the center is still slightly wet.

After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall.  This will happen upon cooling.  If not then tap the centers with the back of a spoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.


Place the peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir.  While the brownies are still warm, spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie.  Top with chocolate and peanut butter chips.  Cool completely and enjoy!



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