Friday, August 19, 2011

Still on a Fall kick...

This is another easy, but unique, touch when giving food gifts. I make cards that fit on the top of disposable cake and bread pan lids. It's fun to coordinate them with any holiday and then either give with a homemade treat or the ingredients and instructions to make and bake themselves. This Halloween pan is great given with brownies topped with peanut butter truffle topping. The recipe is here:
Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
1 pkg. brownie mix (to bake in 8 or 9 in. square pan) or favorite brownie recipe and necessary ingredients
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 teaspoons milk
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbls. butter

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom of 9 x 9-in cake pan with non-stick spray or shortening.
Prepare brownie mix as indicated on package or recipe. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until done. Cool.
In a small mixing bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth and fluffy. Spread evenly over brownie.
In a glass measuring cup, microwave chocolate chips and butter on High for 30-60 seconds, until melted.
Stir until smooth. Cool slightly and spread over peanut butter filling. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Here's my brownie recipe:

Favorite Brownie Recipe

1/3 cup shortening                                           ¼ t. salt
1 cup sugar                                                      ½ t. baking powder
2 eggs                                                              1 t. vanilla
2-oz unsweetened chocolate, melted              ¾ cup flour

Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs and beat well. Add melted chocolate and blend thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared 8 or 9-in square pan. Bake at 350° F. for about 30 minutes.

I love to give pumpkin bread and muffins around Halloween and Thanksgiving, and I deliver them in these:
Try making them yourself, or buy some I've made on my Kits page or etsy shop

Thanks for visiting,


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