MY 8 YEAR GRANDDAUGHTER who loves to cook,and bake.WE are going to make brownie peanut butter cups.So my little cook diva.Starting .Lets make more memories grams, for my little cookbook.SHE too wants to cook, and bake and help others kids to learn,and share great memories,to last a life time.,with family and friends.
2COMBINE peanut butter,and butter,with hand mixer until smooth.
ADD powder sugar,and continue mixing until well incorporated .
FILLING should be thick and resemble cookie dough.
COVER and refrigerate until ready to use.
3COMBINE ingredients for brownie mix following instructions. for cake like brownies .
Fill muffin cups evenly with 1 tablespoon of batter each.
BAKE FOR 8 -to 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
LET BROWNIES COOL COMPLETELY ,AND THEN GENTLY REMOVE FROM MUFFIN TIN.
4FOR TOPPING ,melt shortening in a saucepan over low heat .ADD CHOCOLATE MORSELS and stir,until melted and smooth......LET MIXTURE COOL FOR 5 MINUTES.
5to assemble,scoop 1 tablespoon of peanut butter mixture into the palm,roll into a all.,then flatten.
SET ONE DISC ON TOP OF EACH BROWNIE.
THEN USE THE PALM TO GENTLY PRESS FLAT.
SPOON 1 tablespoon,of chocolate evenly over peanut butter mixture,and allow to drip the sides.
6IF DESIRED,IMMEDIATELY TOP UNSET,CHOCOLATE WITH CANDY PIECES FOR FESTIVE GARNISH .
LET BROWNIES SIT for 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate for 10 minutes until chocolate set.
7IT WILL TAKE A TOTAL OF 1 HOUR FROM MAKING BROWNIES BAKE AND DECO. YOU CAN MAKE AHEAD OF TIME.LET YOUR GRANDBABIES HELP MAKING THE BATTER,OR THE FROSTING,THEY LOVE TO HELP.MINE TELLS ME, THANK YOU GRAME;S FOR TEACHING HER HOW TO MATH,AND BY SHARING GREAT TIMES AND NEW MEMORIES. THANK YOU TO ALL MY GRAND CHILDREN AND FAMILY FOR HELPING ME.LOVE YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS .FROM GRAM'S KITCHEN TO YOURS.