After a fabulous week in London, I have returned stateside. London was wonderful (except on my wallet! That exchange rate did not work in my favor). After sleeping off my jet-lag for a weekend, I was thrust back into work and school. It also made me realize that I am quite homesick, so I decided to make something that would remind me of my guy back in San Diego.
If you only know one thing about John, know this: he LOVES Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You may like them, but he loves them. He loves them so much, that he once ate an entire pound of it.
I remember when I got the call–we had been dating two weeks–that he accomplished this feat. I wasn’t sure if I should be impressed, or disgusted. He canceled our date that night due to “tummy troubles”. Regardless, whenever I miss him, I eat a peanut butter cup and feel a little bit better. Besides reveling in the deliciousness of Reese’s, John also loves chocolate. So, I decided that peanut butter cup brownies were the perfect dessert for a John tribute. This recipe is so simple, and so rich and decedent. If you aren’t a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combo, you will be after this recipe!
And of course, a shout-out to Jen for the suggestion! :)
Brownie mix (you can use the previously posted brownie recipe, or use mix from a box–make sure you bake at the specifications for your recipe. Today, I used Duncan Hines).
mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare brownie mix according to recipe
Line a lightly greased pan with mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Pour batter evenly over candy layer
Spread crumbled pieces of candy on top
Bake for 35-40 minutes (time will vary according to your recipe)
Let cool before cutting
Success! I even had one friend say that this was the best thing I’ve baked on my blog yet! I have to admit, I am loving the idea of baking candy into already classic desserts. If you guys have any other baked-in candy suggestions, please leave a comment or e-mail me: itsacakewalkblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
I hope everyone enjoyed (or is enjoying) spring break. Make sure you do lots of baking! Remember–it’s a cake walk!