Monday, November 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

So this baking venture started as many of them do..

Coco and I were bored.
After browsing one of my new favorite blogs for a while, Coco finally made the decision to make these peanut butter cookie cupcakes with a white chocolate buttercream frosting.

For some reason we failed a little bit at the cupcake portion...

They sunk a little in the middle, but it kind of just made a cup that could fit more frosting?
And that's not a bad thing...

So we did just that and created an entire cave of frosting in the middle of these cupcakes!

And see the bottom? Yea, that's a Reese's peanut putter cup.

Boredom can be so productive!

recipe: cookiesandcups

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chubby Hubby Bars!

so, that is a bowl full of pretzels and peanut butter cups.
and those are the ingredients to the next recipe. Can't go wrong with that right?

A couple weeks ago, Coco and I made these delicious bars and I knew that my brother would love them! My brother was notorious in my family for loving the Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor of Chubby Hubby. I remember when I was little I hated it and thought it was disgusting just because he liked it and the sibling rivalry ran deep. But, when I finally gave up my grudge I realized how amazing it was. His birthday was coming up so I made these again to send to him!

You just bake together all of the ingredients and then layer on some chocolate for the top!

 Unfortunately for me, it got a little hard in the fridge and was quite a struggle to cut up. So after a good half an hour of sawing with various kitchen knives..

I had a couple of bags to send to my brother!

He finally got them a couple days later and he said that they were good, so I guess it was a successful birthday present!

recipe: cookiesandcups

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More Halloween Festivities!

Before Halloween, Katie decided we should do more Halloween themed baking so we had a baking extravaganza at her house! I haven't had time to post in a while because of the death that is midterms and papers, but here it is!

so yea... this happened.

we made a chocolate bark and put candy corn, pretzels, oreos, and swirls of peanut butter in it.

obviously some of it got eaten before we were done...

Katie really wanted to take an outdoor picture on the patio, but seeing as all of these lovely pictures come from my iPhone, it didn't turn out as artsy and nice as we'd tried...

But it was delicious!

While that was cooling, we made brownies!

Originally the plan was to make those little ghosts on top with marshmallows and frosting, but then we also decided to make some monsters and pumpkins!

Everything was obviously amazing and it was fun to bake with a ton of people!

I'm sad that Halloween is over but this means its time for Thanksgiving and then CHRISTMAS

so many themed recipes are awaiting...