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Monday, March 1, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

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Today I'm linking up with Between Naps on The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!

I pot this metal decorative pot at D.I. (second hand store) a while back. I loved the shape of it, but the colors had to change. I thought it would be great to put on the dresser by the door to put mail and things in.

I bought these little wooden knobs at Michael 's. I knew the legs (knobs) needed to be bigger. I thought my sweet hubby could just knock off the old ones and I could glue the new ones on. But, he told me they were metal and welded on. So he just re-drilled the holes bigger and we glued them on.

Then he painted the nice little pot black! I love black paint!

I ordered this nice little vinyl "H" monogram from my friend Kara, over at Creations by Kara. She has an Etsy store too, it's called Creations by Kara.

I thought it turned out pretty good! Be sure and check out what great projects others are up to over at Between Naps On The Porch!

I needed to take some cookies to a meeting at church last night. So, I got out my cookbooks and started looking. I decided to take something with peanut butter and chocolate because Sloan won't eat it when I make it for the family.

These turned out really well, and the ones I left at home were gobbled up. And, the platter I took to church were the first ones eaten! These have a nice mild milk chocolate flavor and then a yummy peanut butter frosting and a chocolate glaze. They really come together pretty fast.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

2 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 oz each, I used 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour


3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
5 tablespoons or so milk


1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter, or enough to make it drizzle

For Brownies

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam.

In a bowl, melt the chocolate squares. If you're using cocoa, mix it and 3 tablespoons of the 1 cup of butter and melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so, and stir.

In a large bowl beat the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and chocolate mixture and beat well. Mix in the flour. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool.

For Frosting

Beat all the frosting ingredients until fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies.

For Glaze

Melt chocolate chips and butter until smooth. Add more butter so it is easy to drizzle from a spoon. Drizzle over frosting.


Jennie said...

Wow! It looks so sleek and clean! Nice! Brownies, mmmmmmmmmm.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Carol, What a great makeover! So updated and chic. Love the monogram letter. Very bold. I would love to pot a fern in this and put it in my foyer. It makes a big statement. So happy to find your lovely blog.

Laura Lofgreen said...

Kelly would eat up your trash re-do. It looks great. Congratulations. You one the pursenickety gift certificate at Please paste My Dear Trash in your sidebar or even better, run a feature on us. We'd be happy to return the favor for your darling blog. Enjoy and happy day to the big winner.

Katie Lane said...

CUTE. YUM. I want some!!

Jenna said...

I love the mail pail idea! SO chic :) said...

Great redo!! I love how black and white can change things - It looks amazing!

Vince | UPrinting said...

Looks yummy I really love brownies. I'm starving can't wait to try that at home. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Vince | UPrinting said...

Looks yummy I really love brownies. I'm starving can't wait to try that at home. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Your pot turned out just fabulous! I love how you added the feet- the perfect touch. Thanks so much for linking to me, I sure appreciate it. :)

J. Paige said...

That makeover took major creative vision! It turned out super cute!!