Sweets For The Sweet
Since I promised my friends at work that I would bring some treats to our meeting tomorrow, I decided to finally try Isa Chandra Moskowitz’ Pumpkin Pie Brownies. Ever since I saw them on her blog, I couldn’t wait to bake them. They are really great-not too heavy, with a nice fall flavor. Next time, I will bake them a little longer, since the middle was gooey, but the edges are perfectly fudgy. Yum. I used a square brownie pan, edged them, then cut them into 16 little squares (so they’ll go farther) before garnishing them with chips…
I couldn’t stop there, no. The millions of Halloween cupcake liners popped into my brain, so a batch of peanut butter cups seemed the logical choice. I didn’t really measure, but mixed up some melted margarine, natural crunchy peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, salt, and enough powdered sugar to make a nice gloppy texture. Then I melted some chocolate chips with a little coconut oil, so that it wouldn’t be waxily hard once refrigerated.
Into each of the twelve liners, I plopped two spoonfuls of chocolate, then tipped each one around and around, until the bottom and sides were coated with a thin layer. Nice.
I then took my trusty scooper and placed a good-sized blob of peanut butter mixture into the center, flattening a bit.
There was just enough melted chocolate to pour one spoonful over each of the exposed peanut butter centers, covering them completely. A couple taps on the counter settled everything nicely.
After a bit of chilling, here is the finished product, perfect for snacking or giving to friends.