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Thursday, October 9, 2014

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Brownies

Want a quick throw together dessert that only requires five ingredients?  And no flour?  These brownies come together in about 5 minutes and bake in another 20-25.  They will take care of your peanut butter and chocolate fix all in one sitting.
I even dumped in some chocolate chips to make them extra chocolately...because you know that was NEEDED.
People often ask how I keep desserts in our house all the time without snacking on them all day.  Here is my secret.  I make about one dessert a week.  We each have a piece or two that first day then I cut up the dessert {in this case brownies} into little bite sized pieces, lay them on a baking sheet and freeze them.  Once they are frozen I throw those pieces into a big Ziploc baggie, label it and store them away in the freezer.
Then for those weeks I don't get around to baking, or if we have people over, I take out some pieces put them on a plate and they are unfrozen in about 30 minutes.  They taste just the same!
Remember I don't buy pre-packaged desserts or many snacks for that matter, so making them homemade is how I get around it.  I'd rather us to eat something a bit indulgent, but at least I know what is in it!


5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Brownies

Print the Recipe!

2 c. peanut butter
4 T. cocoa powder
1 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
2 eggs
chocolate chips {optional}
powdered sugar {optional}

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking dish.
2.  In a mixing bowl combine the peanut butter, eggs, cocoa, sugar and baking soda.  Stir until a thick batter forms.
3.  Spread the batter in the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
4.  Fold additional chocolate chips into the batter if desired or top with powdered sugar before serving.


Just a heads up I'm working on a 2 Week Meal Plan for the Quad City Moms Blog.  And I will be sharing it here as well!

It will be chalk full of two weeks of recipes, tidbits, a shopping list and a free printable to keep yourself organized.  I've had a lot of requests for this and I'm finally getting around to it!  I'll keep all the recipes simple and ones found here on my site.  Links will be provided for easy access and I promise this will be easy!

Who is excited???

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