April 2014 archive

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Pie

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen a picture of me holding a picture of a cookie THE SIZE OF MY FACE. This is that cookie, and I think you will all be as excited as I am. It’s my basic chocolate cookie base, stuffed with chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Pie. | Pixiedustkitchen

I mean, it’s a cookie that is the size of my face. Who doesn’t want that? Not only that, it’s filled with chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips. Um, hello, heaven in a slice. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Pie. | Pixiedustkitchen

Sooooo it’s finals week here and my brain is absoulutely fried with four tests, three papers, and a quiz. (I have a quiz and a final FOR THE SAME CLASS ON THE SAME DAY. Dr. Turner, I love you, but WHY.) So I’m just going to leave you with some more pictures, the recipe, and get back to studying and writing. Next week when finals are over (AND I’M A COLLEGE SENIOR WHAT THE HECK), I’ll have some more detailed posts and many more recipes.

  Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Pie. | Pixiedustkitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Pie. | Pixiedustkitchen

P.S.: You should all make this. Now.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Pie
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Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 8-12
 
A soft and chewy cookie baked in a pie tin, stuffed to the brim with chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips.
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Mix together melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together. Add in egg and egg yolk.
  3. Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until just combined.
  4. Mix in chocolate chunks and peanut butter chips. Press into a nine- inch nonstick pie pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the edges are starting to crack and the middle looks firm.
  5. The middle can still be slightly "gooey" or "jiggly" when you pull the cookie out of the oven- this is okay and is what keeps the cookie from being dry and overdone.
  6. Let cool on top of the oven.
Notes
If you do not have a nonstick pie pan, you may use another pie pan you do have as long as it is 9 inches in diameter. Simply spray with nonstick baking spray prior to baking.

More chocolate and peanut butter:

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bars

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Easy Egg Hunt Cupcakes

Need a simple, last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are perfect, and made simple by the use of a cake mix and store bought frosting.

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

These cupcakes have been on my mind for quite some time now, and I’m so glad I got around to actually making them! They look impressive, but they’re actually quite easy. All you need is a cupcake recipe (I used a Pillsbury box mix, but you can use a homemade recipe like this one) and some green frosting. Again, I used store bought, but you can used any recipe you prefer (Like this one with a few drops of green food coloring added in) just make sure you have at least two cups.

Other supplies you’ll need are a piping bag and a Wilton 233 piping tip, also known as a grass tip. I prefer to use a coupler for my frosting tips, but it is not completely necessary. I topped my cupcakes with Reese’s Pieces eggs, but you may certainly use mini cadbury creme eggs if that’s more up your ally.

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

If you don’t want to run out and buy a new pipping tip for these cupcakes, you could use a large round tip to decorate, or simply spread the frosting on with a spoon or knife.  You can also just place the frosting in a piping bag or large zip top back and cut off the tip, and swirl the frosting on sans piping tip. I have never tried that myself, but I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t work.

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

To start, bake and cool your cupcakes according to frosting directions. If you’re opting to make your own frosting, make that while the cupcakes are cooling. Once the cupcakes are cool and the frosting is prepared, place the tip in your frosting bag, then the frosting.  Gently squeeze the frosting onto the cupcakes with short “bursts” pulling up each time. making sure the majority of the cupcake is covered.

From my experience, it was a little harder at first to use the tip, but once the first cupcake is out of the way, it is much much easier! Writing this was a little hard for me, and I’m considering making a video showing how to decorate the cupcakes. Let me know if a video would helpful!

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

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Easy Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Treats

These easy, three-ingredient treats are a hybrid of candy and no-bake cookies and are perfect for Easter! 

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I’ve been really bad at posting lately. I’m sorry, but school is more important and I was working almost 20 hours a week during March. Baking and blogging got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list in lieu of writing papers, eating, and sleeping.

I’m back though, and just in time for Easter! These treats have been on my mind for a long time, and I was so excited to make them and post them! I wanted to make no-bake cookies, but I wanted to make them super- duper easy.  Instead of melting together butter, cocoa powder, and sugar, I simply melted together chocolate chips and peanut butter, and stirred in some quick-cooking oats.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Treats || Pixiedustkitchen

When I was in eighth grade, I loved melted together chocolate chips and peanut butter, letting it cool, and calling it candy.  These “cookies” are a hybrid of classic no-bake cookies and my easy candy-making ways of middle school- and I”m in love. I literally ate these for breakfast yesterday. (Oats and peanut butter… they’re healthy right?)

I topped them with Reese’s mini eggs to make them look like little birds nests- perfect for Easter!  You can also use mini cadbury eggs, or any other egg-shaped candy. Or you can just top with chocolate are peanut butter chips for the rest of the year! These are so easy, they are perfect for the kiddos to help out with if they want to get involved in the kitchen.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Treats || Pixiedustkitchen

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Treats
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Serves: 15
 
These easy, three-ingredient treats are a hybrid of candy and no-bake cookies and are perfect for Easter!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (about one bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 and ¾ cups quick-cooking oats
  • about 1 bag Reese's Pieces Eggs
Instructions
  1. Melt together choclate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave for about two minutes. Stir together.
  2. Mix in oats.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop (About 1 and ½ tablespoons size), scoop mounds of dough onto a wax paper or tinfoil lined cookie sheet and top with two Reese's Pieces eggs. Chill for at least one hour.