Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Rainy Day is a Baking Day

Yesterday Tia was literally BEGGING me to bake a cake.  I assured her that today would be a better choice since it would be chilly and rainy.  Baking is good on rainy days.  I held her off only by having her help me choose the recipe we would make.

She chose Peanut Butter Brownie Babies, which we've never made before.  Now, you know I try my best to make everything 'healthy', so I bought a fat free brownie mix.  For the filling we used all natural (no added junk) peanut butter, reduced fat cream cheese, and splenda.  Hey, I have to at least try, right?

Can we lick the bowl?
ooh, they look so good!
They had to bake for 30 minutes and I lost count of how many times I heard "Mom, are they done yet?".
The recipe called for a squirt of whipped cream on top and a marascino cherry.  We skipped the cherries because my kids won't eat them.

The finished product
We ended up with 15 brownie babies.  The kids and I each had one.  Well, Tia had half of one and quickly lost interest.  I think she views baking as an activity, and not a treat (she's not from this planet).  Now, who is going to eat the dozen I have left?
If you're interested, come on over, they're in the freezer!


Anonymous said...

I am coming over! They look yummy!

Katie said...

Those look fantastic, I will have to try to make them!!!