I can’t stop eating these chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies! A peanut butter cookie base filled with chocolate chips and topped with melted chocolate chips, delicious!!!!
Books, good books that you want to keep reading call for an easy to munch on snack. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Shortbread Cookies are perfect! The perfect combination of chocolate shortbread and peanut butter chips make a perfect snacking while reading treat.
It’s Throwback Thursday and again I’m going to throw it way back to 2011 and Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Spritz cookies. I originally made these cookies when I was looking for a new flavor profile for spritz cookies because I was having a love affair with my cookie press. Still like my cookie press but it’s one of those things that when it’s good its good and when it’s not you never want to use it again! Oh, an important tip, put your cookie sheets in the freezer before you use the cookie press, it will go much better!
Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic combination and one of my favorites so I am always looking for new ways to combine them. These delicious mini muffins do just that, combine peanut butter and mini chocolate chips into a muffin that perfectly balances the two flavors and has the added hidden boost of zucchini.
Its November … Days are getting shorter & it’s getting dark much too early and even though it’s still warm in Tennessee my thoughts are going to nights by the fire and cookies! I LOVE cookies but I’ve been trying to be good and not make them very often (self protection so I don’t eat the whole batch taste testing them) but it’s November and that means thanksgiving and family and Christmas so of course you have to have cookies! So with my mind heading in that direction I got weak… I mean what could I do, I dreamt about the flavors in these cookies so I HAD to make them!
It’s time to start think about holidays and baking and that got me to thinking about this poor neglected blog of mine…..so I decided that I am going to start writing it again!!! Still figuring out what changes I am going to make but for today we are starting with a yummy, easy to make quick loaf.
This loaf is my favorite flavor profile, peanut butter and chocolate, and is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. The crust is almost crunchy but the inside stays moist. The peanut butter doesn’t overwhelm you but you definitely know its peanut butter and you can never go wrong by adding chocolate chips. All in all its delicious and even my husband who is not a big fan of chocolate likes it and asked me to make it again.
My Mom gave me her Desert Rose dishes when I moved and I forgot about them… now that I’ve found them I am excited to use them!!!! They remind me of Sunday dinners when I was a kid and eating in the dining room. I also just love the way they look!!! The pink roses just make me happy!!! Of course I love, love, love dishes and love having variety, different dishes for different meals or type of food. The dishes my food is on can bring back memories or just make me smile. Do you have a favorite set of dishes or dishes you use for a certain meal or food?
Enjoy!!!! Use your favorite dishes and have a sweet morning!!
I’m back!!!! It’s been forever (o.k. about a year and a half) since I blogged here but I am back and ready to start sharing my cooking adventures again. The quick version of where I’ve been – I got a full-time job, put on 15 pounds, and couldn’t figure out how to make it all fit in. I have left the job, relocated to a new state with my family and am ready to start sharing my sweet mornings and cooking adventures.
Since it has been soooooooo long since I posted something I decided that my first post had to be something wonderful!! Something amazing!!! Something chocolate (but of course)!! It had to reflect why I started this blog to begin with, making yummy food that made the mornings sweet. After much searching & tasting & experimenting I came up with this recipe, it is chocolate, it is peanut butter, it is more chocolate and it is yummy as a sweet breakfast treat or an afternoon indulgence! In other words it is exactly what I have been searching for to restart Sweet Mornings. I hope you enjoy it and it makes your morning sweet.
Muffin, muffin who’s got the muffin!! Oh wait that’s button, button but I like muffin’s so much better. My life is going through a bit of a transition (more about that another time) and my blogging has been suffering but I am attempting to get back on track.
So here is a new muffin recipe. I love mini muffins, they are bite size so when you have a few you feel satisfied but not like you are over eating. If you prefer you can make them as 12 large muffins (adjust the baking time to about 18-20 minutes).
The muffins are chocolate with a hint of peanut butter and lots of chocolate chips. The peanut butter just adds a subtle flavor to the chocolate and boosts the yum. They are delicious for an afternoon snack or as the start of a sweet morning.
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup cocoa
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
⅓ cup butter, melted
⅔ cup peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanillaPreheat oven to 400. Grease or line mini muffin tins.
Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, and baking powder.
Stir in chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl mix butter, peanut butter, egg, milk and vanilla.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
Stir until combined.
Spoon batter into mini muffin tins.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Makes 36 mini muffins
Donut Day!!!!! I was not going to make donuts, I was tired of donuts (well not really but they were making my pants too tight so I was telling myself I was tired of donuts) and we were NOT going to eat sweets for breakfast. We were going to eat cereal and toast and other things. But then My youngest started begging for donuts, and so did her boyfriend, and another friend, and then she (my youngest) PROMISED donuts to the guidance office SOOOOOOOOOO I had to make donuts 🙂 Thank goodness because I was REALLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY tired of cereal.
These are my favorite- peanut butter donuts with chocolate chips and a chocolate frosting. They are so moist and peanut buttery and chocolatey!!!!! A perfect donut for a sweet morning!!
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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter, melted
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
⅓ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
Chocolate glaze frosting
Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar., and mini chocolate chips.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, and milk..
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.
Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with chocolate glaze frosting.
Makes 12 doughnuts
Chocolate Glaze Frosting
¾ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar
Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water.
Add confectioner sugar and water until it is desired consistency.
3 Tbsp cocoa
½ cup milk
1 stick butter
3 cups quick oats
½ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cover 2 baking sheets with wax paper.
In a bowl combine quick oats, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
In a saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter. Cook over low heat stirring frequently. Bring to a rolling boil and allow to boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
Pour the boiling mixture into the bowl and stir well.
Use a tablespoon and scoop onto wax paper covered cookie sheets. Allow cookies to set. (If it is hot you might need to refrigerate cookies)