Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Brownies 2 ways :)

I was looking for something chocolate and yummy... looked around the house looking to get into some kind of trouble ;)   ...yummmm chocolate trouble  (my favorite kinda trouble)..... I was kinda thinking of brownies.... and when it comes to brownies there are so many different ways to make them...  with nuts, without nuts, rocky road, with marshmellow cream & hot fudge drizzled on top, almond joy, peanut butter, with m & m's or Heath bars on top... the list goes on and on and on... then it hit me... why not make one big 13X 9 pan full of brownies 2 different ways ......that way I don't have to decide on one way.... Then I realized that I didn't have enough chocolate to make them from scratch :(  which made me sad.... then I saw a box of brownie mix in the cupboard... ah ha... done... now which 2 ways do I want them.....I saw a new jar of peanut butter in the cupboard & next to it a bag of shredded coconut..... hmmm.... Peanut butter & Almond joy brownies... yummy!!!
Use whatever kind of brownie mix is your favorite ( I think in the near future I will be posting my homemade goodness one) but until then use your favorite mix (just make sure that it is for a 13X9 pan not the 8X8 pan... then use whatever toppings your family likes or you like since you are the one making it... LOL just kidding... enjoy... have a little chocolate today... my friend tells me I need something to "sweeten me up" ... I was like hey I am nice.. he laughed and laughed.. he was kidding btw... :):):)

Chocolate Brownies

1 brownie mix (make sure it fits into 13X9 pan not a 8x8)
ingredients for the brownies (mine took 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil & 1/4 cup of water)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut
1/3 cup chopped almonds

nonstick spray
13X9 pan

Preheat oven directions to your brownie mix, and spray your 13X9 pan with nonstick spray.
In large bowl place brownie mix, adding chocolate chips mixing well to coat chips with dry brownie ingredients.  Add rest of brownie ingredients listed on box (not toppings ingredients) mix well to combine.  Pour into prepared pan and smooth out into a even layer.  On half the brownie mix sprinkle coconut & almonds.  With a teaspoon mix the coconut & almonds into batter smoothing out when done.   With 2 teaspoons on the remaining 1/2 the brownie mixture spoon small spoonfuls of peanut butter every couple of inches over batter you may have to use a little more peanut butter depending on how big the spoonful are.  With a knife swirl the peanut butter through the brownie mix. Place in oven and bake according to package directions.  Let cool cut into squares and enjoy.  :)


  1. OOOO....there is nothing better than a spruced-up brownie. I have a bake sale to attend this weekend, and you just added brownies to my list. Thanks Joelle

  2. What wondermous ideas you have! These sound fantastic! I really don't enjoy just mixing up a brownie mix and baking it plain...thanks for sharing these options!

  3. Thanks guys... :) I appreciate it...