Menu Plan Monday & Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Just before Menu Plan Monday gets started, I have been meaning to share this yummy recipes for several weeks now:

peanut butter brownie bitesPeanut Butter Brownie Bites

1 box of your favorite brownie mix

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 40 mini-muffin cups.

Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed. Spoon batter evenly into mini muffin cups ( 1/2 to 1 heaping teaspoon). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not then tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.

Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 35 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan. Go around edge of brownies with a sharp knife and they should pop right out.

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Mine never quite “fell” in the center, and I’m missing the peanut butter chips as well, but they were still warm and totally delicious.

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So, here are the menus for the week ahead:

Monday: Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas — new recipe to me

Tuesday: Vegetable Lentil Soup

Wednesday: Poppyseed chicken — a favorite, especially with the kids

Thursday: Spicy Potato Casserole — – from an Amish Cook column in our newspaper, for daughter #1’s 16th birthday!

1.5 lb browned ground beef

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 small onion, diced

8 medium potatoes, boiled and shredded (or use a bag of hashbrowns)

4 T butter, melted

2 cups shredded cheese

1 t. salt

1 pint sour cream

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 soup can milk

2.5 cups crushed corn chips

Combine ground beef, taco seasoning and onion.  Put mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 dish.  Mix potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, sour cream and soup.  Mix with milk.  Spoon over hamburger mixture.  Top with remaining chips.  Bake 45 minutes at 350.

Rhubarb Crisps for dessert — we have rhubarb in the garden now. Last week I made rhubarb dream bars — totally delish just out of the oven with ice cream!

Friday: spaghetti — for daughter #2’s 14th birthday. Simple tastes = nice! Probably a giant cookie or brownies for dessert.

More menu inspiration at OrgJunkie‘s.

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday & Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

  1. I’m planning to put more rhubarb in next weekend – I put one plant in a couple of years ago, but I think the dog-trampling was just too much for it. 🙁

    Also – that lentil soup sounds good. I love soup, and need more lighter options for the summer to offset the hunk o’beast on the grill. . . . 🙂

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