What would a blog be without the good, the BAD and the UGLY… So for the past couple post I have been giving you these new recipes that we have tried in our house. Tonight we decided to grab a quick and very early dinner since I get off work earlier on Tuesdays. Eating dinner to early can result in a little hunger before bed time. I knew it was going to happen. We both were craving something sweet and we did not have much around the house to snack healthy. Of course, Pinterest to the rescue (maybe) again ! I remembered awhile back that I pinned a recipe for only TWO cupcakes instead of 2 dozen I figured I would have all the ingredients, especially for only two cupcakes.
You can get to the recipe by click here !
The cupcakes came out looking really good. They were peaked and felt good to the touch. As far as the icing goes, I didn’t really have all the stuff to make it. I just through some cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners sugar and some milk together until I got the right consistency. I love cream cheese and peanut butter so I was satisfied.
I was really excited that we were going to be able to satisfy our sweet tooth with out having to bake a bajillion cupcakes or having to leave the house. The look of the cupcakes were VERY deceiving. They were H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. The look and sound that came from Don I knew they were not edible. I tore the bottom off of my cupcake to taste it without icing and I could not even chew it before it came out of my mouth. Something was wrong. Don said it was very eggy. It even smelled eggy. I followed the recipe exactly . Oh well, calories well saved here. Atleast the icing tasted good :0)
CUPCAKE FAILURE! I will stick to baking 2 dozen instead of 2 !
I made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! I have never been in love with peanut butter until recently !!! I eat it almost every week day ! This is very easy to make! You even learn how to make homemade whipped cream ! Recipe below
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter – I added MORE !!!
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
One 9-inch graham cracker crust
1/4 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Heat the milk in a small pot over low heat until warm. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly; mixture should be thick but have a pourable consistency.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high, beat together the cream cheese with the peanut butter and powdered sugar. In a separate bowl, beat together the heavy cream with the vanilla until doubled in volume and soft peaks form.
Stir one-third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to lighten it. Fold in the remaining whipped cream until combined.
Spread into the graham cracker crust. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the pie and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. Place the pie in the freezer to set up, about 1 hour.
Recipe via Sandra Lee ( Food Network )
Today is Don’s 27th birthday! He isn’t crazy about throwing birthday parties or going all out, however, we went to purchase bikes for his birthday present and rode them home. I was pretty excited about that. It something we have been talking about the day we moved into our new house. We have this long trail we can ride less than half a mile away from our home. YIPEE!!! ( more exercise )
For his birthday, I tried to make cup cakes that involve his two favorite sweets: Chocolate and Peanut Butter! I swear every time I turn around the kid is dipping dove choclate into peanut butter. I always think to myself why doesn’t he save the time and the mess by purchasing REESES CUPS..duh right?
I found the PERFECT recipe: Peanut Butter Brownie Buckeye Cupcakes !!!
They are easy..semi-homemade and DELICIOUS I did not use the ganache. Honestly, I think the peanut butter icing and the chocolate cake would have over powered it any ways . They were fine for our palate :0)
YUMMMMMMMMY ! Its a MUST TRY recipe !