Thursday, October 29, 2015

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies by The Yank

Jeter: Not the ball player, the cute black Doodle with a reddish beard! He'll finally sit for a picture!!!! He's 2 and a half, and it's taken this long!

Two words: Crowd pleaser.

That's the real name for these bad boys and EASY is my name for them. Take a brownie mix.... Make as directed on box, oil, eggs, water....

Spread in greased pan. (I double the batch/boxes so I use my big 15 X 11" pan)

Take 1 cup peanut butter. Drop by spoonfuls over the batter.

Swirl in with butter knife.

Bake about 30 minutes for 13 X 9 pan, 34 minutes for 15 X 11 double batch pan.

Let cool. Cut.

Make people happy!

Oh my stars, this is easy, everyone loves it, and did I mention easy????  We went to North Carolina for the weekend..... and we took pumpkins and gourds and squash and us!!!!! So fun!

Travel pics:
Pennsylvania, isn't that gorgeous? This was from the Tioga Dam rest stop.

Annie, 3 years old, making cupcakes for the big Halloween party with Grammy!

My sugar maple.... Things are changing up here!

Kitties!!!!! Only one is staying here, the orange one. Adorable. I love his little mittens! The other two kitties are going to live with my sister-in-law and I hope they behave themselves!!!!

And that's it from upstate where today high winds and heavy rain brought interesting conditions to farm! Can you say "SOGGY????"


  1. Yum!!! Brownies are my favorite! I'll have to try this trick. Glad you had a great trip!

    1. Missy, those kids will love these with a capital L-O-V-E!!!! Beyond delicious and easy! When I'm feeling really decadent, I frost them... but they don't need it!

  2. Seriously? It's that easy? Just swirl in some peanut butter and it won't mess with the consistency of the batter? Who knew?! Must try this.

    Love that Jeter can sit for a picture now. He's a very handsome boy. Looks like those kitties could give him a run for his money though.

    1. Kav, he's so good with the kittens! And Libby is like a second mother to them, she wants to play, and they're not sure what to make of her. It's pretty funny!

      And yes, just swirl it in and you have the most delicious peanut butter brownies. No muss, no fuss!

  3. Jeter! And I hear you about that 2 1/2 year mark. My family has been saying all sorts of uncomplimentary things about Thatcher (same age) lately - things like "shouldn't he know better by now?" But these young dogs are like irresponsible twenty-somethings. Worse, because they have no conscience! It's a good thing we don't let them drive, LOL! But it does get better. They're on the verge of responsible adulthood, doggy style :)

    And the brownies. Oh, the brownies! Such a simple addition!

    Last thing - I have to get myself a 15x11 pan. No more of this splitting recipes into two 9x13's!

    1. I love the 15 x 11 pan, Jan because they're a little thicker, just the right size! And it bakes them perfectly. I find mine come out better in my oven with the glass Pyrex pan, than with the metal ones... and just the opposite with bread! isn't that funny????

      Crazy windy here today, and rainy, and the young chickens must leave my garage. They simply must!!! :) It's a little cray-cray right now!

    2. We were windy yesterday, and cold and sunny today. I'm thinking about building a fire once the sun starts going down!

      And I'm with you on the glass vs. metal pans. I use my Norpro metal ones for bread, and the loaves are perfect. Glass for cakes and brownies, though.

      Who thought baking would be so complicated?

    3. I love our forebears.... with those cast iron pots for one and all!

  4. I'm thinking about baking this weekend so I may try this. Definitely hungry for brownies right now. I usually add mashed black beans to mine and maybe some chocolate chips. The beans add fiber without any flavor so it makes them healthier. I drain out the water in the can and use that as part of the water called for in the recipe. Happy Halloween everyone!

    1. I love that idea, Dawn! I'm always trying to add fiber.

    2. Dawn, Mindy did something like that... adding mashed beans to something and she said you couldn't taste them.... I DOUBTED HER, DAWN!!!!! :) My kids love black beans, I'll have to try this!
      I'm so glad you stopped over today!