Kitchen 911, we have an emergency! The flour was supposed to stay with the peanut butter while at the refrigerator museum, but the P.B. no longer knows where the flour is! They were traveling through the museum, but now the flour is gone! It didn’t pay attention to where the brownie was going . . . oh tragedy of tragedies!
Writers - would this qualify as a Black Moment?
No, I was not bored when I wrote this post and you will hopefully see the point of this story by the end of this post. (Hmm, maybe this should be the Kitchen Parables, not Chronicles . . . what do you think? Just in case of another installment!:) But first, I’ll save you from reading the rest of the chapter by telling you the peanut butter found the flour and created this incredible recipe. No, this is NOT a giant cookie pie.
Peanut Butter Brownie Pie
Yield: 2 eight inch pies, 8 servings each (16 total)
1/4 cup margarine
2 tbsp. applesauce
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1-3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Reeses Peanut Butter Baking Chips (you could substitute chocolate chips, but I really, really recomment these!)
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat butter, applesauce, and peanut butter until well blended. Add sugars, beat well. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in baking chips.
Spread into two greased 8 inch pie pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. UPDATE: Some people have had problems with dried out results. My guess would be my oven is hotter since I've never had problems with that, so please check your pie at 25 minutes and take out earlier as it does continue to bake in the pan. I also used foil, not glass pans, and that may have affected results as well.
This pie will knock your socks off. You cannot just eat one bite. See that piece on the fork above? I ate that after the picture and ended up shoving the whole piece into my mouth as fast I could. Gooey peanut butter brownie with sweet Reeses chips. Does it get any better than that?
There is so much yumminess condensed into this little piece of heaven, it is amazing. There is no chocolate, no caramel, no cookie dough to inhibit the powerful peanut butter flavor of this brownie pie. When you're in a peanut butter fix, this is THE recipe to turn to. I've made this a dozen times and it has NEVER failed me.
Now to the really important stuff: (Yes, even more important than
I cannot expect to just end up in an awesome relationship with God if I don't take the time to learn about Him. I am friends with my friends because I learn what they enjoy, who they like, what their hobbies are. I become friends with God because I learn about His characterisitics, what He loves, and how to honor Him. To be close to Him, I must know what He looks like and be sensitive to where He is leading me, just like with my mom at a museum.