Peanut butter cookies topped with melted Hershey kisses

In honor of the Reese’s peanut butter cup

These are an ode to likely the greatest candy in the history of humankind – the Reese’s peanut butter Cup. I have taken a peanut butter cookie, which indeed is tremendous, and plopped melted Hershey kisses on top. These are for my goddaughter Lyndsey’s birthday party. Again, Rob may, or may not, have taste tested a cookie.

Well, well, well. The cookie monster at it again!

Couple of notes – spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup… Chill the cookies if you have time…and preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions – cream Crisco, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs. Blend in dry ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and roll into mounds. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies., bake 10 to 13 minutes, or until bottoms are light golden. Cool completely.

Staggered cookies

To make the topping – in a microwave safe bowl, microwave 45 unwrapped Hershey kisses in 25 second increments until you can stir smooth. Blend in 1 tbs vegetable oil. Spoon on top of cookies. Let set. Store in covered container.

Tres belle!

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Peanut butter brownies with milk chocolate ganache

Peanut butter brownies with milk chocolate ganache

In honor of the Reese’s egg, I present a peanut butter chocolate treat on this Easter Sunday. They are peanut butter brownies made with peanut butter chips. The ganache is made with milk chocolate chips and heavy cream. If you prefer, you can use chocolate frosting or melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbs vegetable oil in 30 second increments in a microwave safe bowl until you can stir it smooth.

  • Peanut butter brownies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1, 10 oz bag peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • Dash salt

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes to get your oven to the right temperature. Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a microwave safe bowl, melt peanut butter chips and butter in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add sugar and eggs. Fold in flour and salt. Spread evenly into prepared 8×8 pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes (edges will be a light golden color). Cool completely.

  • Ganache ingredients
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, heat cream for 45 seconds. Heat another 30 seconds. Pour over chips. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir smooth. Pour over cooled bars. Let set until ganache is firm. (Unlike me). Cut and store,in covered container.

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Brownies topped with homemade Reese’s

Stepping up my brownie game

I didn’t want to bring in “just brownies” for work… I just saw a commercial for Reese’s eggs (which, honestly, are the best candy ever)… So I decided to make a homemade version of them and put them on top of the brownies. You can use any brownie recipe you want (even a mix is fine). You can also search my website for ideas. Rob would advise that you add a cup of chocolate chips, to make them even better.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 8×8 pan of brownies, baked and cooled completely
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil

Directions – in a saucepan, combine butter, peanut butter and brown sugar. Cook and stir over low/medium heat just until it bubbles. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar. (You way want to add more powdered sugar, depending on the texture you want. If you can too much powdered sugar, you can add milk, 1 tsp at a time, to fix that). Cool 15 to 20 minutes or until you find it cool enough to handle. Scoop out tbs and place on top of brownies. Melt chips in a microwave safe bowl, in 30 second increments until you cam stir smooth. Mix in oil. Spoon on top of brownies. Store in coveres container.

Throwing down the reese’s gauntlet with a homemade version!