I really need to get going on my holiday baking, as I said in the York Peppermint Brownie post. Sadly, I’m still way behind. I spent the past two weekends working on my Christmas decorations, and that was a lot of work. 17 trees are up and decorated so far, so I’m at least happy with that progress!
So given how busy I’ve been, I think you’ll forgive me for another super-lazy “recipe.” Because again, this is just a description of adding something extra to a brownie recipe. I will say, these are a particular favorite of my coworkers. No one can say no to a peanut butter-Oreo brownie! One of the professors in my department even recognizes when I’ve done the snacks for someone’s proposal or defense because he calls these “Christine’s Special Brownies.”
Anyway, I got home last night much later than usual but wanted to get at least SOMETHING done. My original plan was to shampoo my carpets while these baked, but instead I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie. I’m obsessed with made-for-TV Christmas movies and Christmas List did not disappoint. It had everything I’m looking for: Alicia Witt’s terrible acting making it clear that she has not interacted with human beings in any real way, people who don’t like real Christmas trees for some reason, a handsome bachelor who is way too nice but we just go along with it, and people reacting to our heroine like she’s a much better person than she really is. Just fantastic.
Peanut butter-Oreo Brownies
- Your preferred brownie batter
- Creamy peanut butter
Preheat your oven to whatever temperature your brownie recipe calls for. Make your brownie batter however you see fit and spread half of it in a prepared 9″x9″ pan.
Now, since I’m freezing these for Christmas the next step is just wrapping the brownies in aluminum foil, sticking in a freezer bag, and freezing them. Not a great picture. So I went ahead and cut up half of them to take with me to a meeting I have this evening.
Also, I’m not sure if I’ve shared my cake carrier. I love this thing. It’s sturdy enough to actually carry in a plate of brownies without collapsing and I really like the second zipper. Because sometimes you want to just reach in and get a brownie but other times you want to be able to neatly remove a slice of cake.