Hello again everyone! Happy Friday!
So my birthday was last week, and seeing as I don’t generally make a big deal about it or do anything special, my friends decided to plan a “surprise” party. It wasn’t a surprise party in the traditional sense because I knew we were going to be doing something, I just didn’t know what kinds of craziness their scheming minds would come up with.
Well, me being me (i.e. Betty Crocker), I couldn’t go to a party without bringing some sort of delicious, diabetes-inducing, goodness, even if it was my own birthday – and did I catch some good-natured flack for that, lol. My friend Joy, who was the primary organizer for this weekend-o-fun and also put me up for the night, suffers from Celiac Disease. I’ve mentioned her before in my post about Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, which have become her all-time favorite dessert. But alas, I did not have all the ingredients on hand to make the rice krispie treats, so I searched through my G-Free Pinterest page and found a recipe that miraculously required only ingredients I already had in the house.
I made a couple tweaks, and below is the recipe as I made it. The original can be found over on Tina’s Chic Corner.
These brownies were dense, and incredibly rich. Joy said it was almost like eating fudge instead of a brownie, but she still gave them two thumbs up. We recommend eating these brownies with a nice tall glass of milk, or even better, with some vanilla ice cream (which may have been on hand for the “surprise” party).
Because I’ve never been a big fan of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I think I’ll try making this with milk chocolate chips next time, which may lighten the chocolate flavor a little and allow more of the peanut butter to come through.
In addition to the g-free treat made specifically for Joy, I whipped up a double batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies while the brownies were in the oven. Let me tell you, those disappeared in a flash, both at the party and work the next day!
As always, questions and comments are welcome! Hope you have a great weekend!