Friday, November 7, 2008

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3.....

Ever since I saw these homemade peanut butter cups here, and here, I decided I would add them to my Christmas cookie list. I then decided that I would only be making candies, cookies, and bars with chocolate and peanut butter for my Christmas treats.
Well, I really think if you are going to try a new recipe to give away, you should test it first. Don't you think it is the right thing to do? You know, to make sure it is going to be edible and all. Really, for the good of your family, friends, and neighbors you should try it out yourself. Ahem.

You can find the recipe here. I used Nestle milk chocolate chips for mine.
I doubled it.
I am almost done with my "testing".
That is all I have to say about that.

While you are at it, you might as well pick up your favorite brownie mix and make some of these little treasures.
Just make the mix according to the directions, pour in cupcake wrappers, and when they are almost done, put in a small Reese's cup, press down a bit, and finish baking.



Well, if you are on my cookie list this year, you know what you are getting.
You can thank me later.

22 comments:

APA said...

WOW! Those all look delicious. And I agree that you MUST try a recipe first before baking for others. :D Enjoy!

Julie said...

They look delicious... especially the brownies! What lucky people on your cookie list!

Renee said...

Those look so delicious!! I'm going to try them both this weekend, thanks!

Fran said...

Please add me to your list....please. Please. Please. Pretty Please......

Suzanne - Easy at Home said...

Katie, can I please be on your cookie list this year?

Steph said...

oh my goodness! Yummmmmmmmmm

melissa s. said...

add me to your growing cookie list! btw - i make those pb cup brownies anytime i have to bring a dessert to a potluck and they go FAST!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

They look DELICIOUS!! Your list is growing.....!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

For those families dealing with severe peanut allergies, replace the peanut butter with peanut and tree nut free SOY BUTTER. We use the I.M. Healthy Creamy Soy Butter. It can be found at most grocery stores. You will not be able to tell the difference!

countrychicken said...

Glad to see you tested out the peanut butter cups. I was thinking a test run for Thanksgiving. I make a peanut butter cup brownie, from a Duncan Hines mix that is very good, but I am going to try your recipe. I make them for my 13 year old grandson and they are gone in no time. Should probably make a double batch of these.

Jessica said...

I love making homemade peanutbutter cups- they are quite dangerously yummy!

Steph said...

BTW - Your arm warmer post inspired me. I linked to it in my post today. http://stephcupoftea.blogspot.com/2008/11/arm-warmers.html

Cassidy said...

YUMMY! I will be making both!

Gwen said...

Katie, you are amazing! I dont know how you do it all! You are seriously such an inspiration! I love reading your blog! You have the cutest family EVER!

3 M's said...

I may have to test some new recipes this year, too! :) those all look nummy!

tiennie said...

Yummy!!! You make me want to bake. :)

Meagan said...

Wow-how many days until Christmas!?!?

pricklypearbloom said...

My husband would fall down after reading this post. :)

lucky knitter said...

Yum, peanut butter and chocolate...yum!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i am wondering- how long do you bake the brownies as cupcake treasures? did you alter the times from the brownie baking times on the box? i want to make these this week! thanks for the great idea!

Crystal said...

Yes. I agree that you MUST test out all recipes such as that one. Sometimes you must test them several times...you know, just to be sure.

I am so available to be on your list! :)

amandajean said...

yum! chocolate and pb were meant for each other, weren't they? I am going to have to try the brownie cups. they look delicious!!!