Thursday, February 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownie Babies & a Giveaway

Peanut Butter Brownie Babies

We are a family that is all about composting. We have a big composter in the back yard, and even though my soil is frozen solid, we still save our scraps and I throw them on the pile or in one of the frozen raised beds.

Now you're probably wondering why I'm writing about composting when I have a post titled Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownie Babies huh?

Well the nice folks at Hefty sent me some Hefty Basics compostable dinnerware and some coupons for me to give away to 3 lucky blog followers. I know it seems silly to get excited about paper plates but I'm so happy to know that big companies like Hefty really care about the environment and designed a plate that I can rinse and thrown into the compost pile.

These plates are stronger than everyday plates. They are biodegradable and are free of inks, dyes and coatings. I think that's kinda cool, and if I'm going to buy disposable plates, I don't want them sitting in a landfill for 10 years. Hefty has also partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation on a quest to plant 10,000 trees for every 10 new likes on Facebook. They also sent me a cool cover letter printed on recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds that I can plant whenever I can see the grass again!

So if you'd like to win a coupon for a free package of Hefty Basics Paper Plates, leave me a comment answering this question....

Do you compost?

If you're a follower, let me know, I'll give ya 2 chances to win instead of 1. Not a follower....well come on and join and you'll get 2 chances too.

I'll choose the 3 winners on Tuesday, February 15th by midnight EST.

I received this product to review and share. The 3 winning coupons were provided by Hefty.

Now on to the brownie babies!

Brownie Babies photographed on a Hefty basics plate no less. Huh, wonder how that happened???

I made these brownie bites for the Super Bowl. I thought they would be easy to just pick up and off you go.

I often make brownies in cupcake pans cause they are super transportable for the kids and cause, well they just look damn cute, the peanut butter filling doesn't hurt too much either.

You can top these anyway you like. I used whipped cream and cherries but feel free to put whatever you like on top.

Peanut Butter Brownie Babies 2

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Babies
recipe from Kraft Foods.
1 pkg (19 – 21oz brownie mix, 13x9 size) + ingredients to make the brownies.
1 – 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
¼ cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla

Oven to 350. Prepare the brownie mix as directed on package. Spoon batter (about 2/3 of the way up) into 20 paper lined muffin cups.

Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg, peanut butter and vanilla with a mixer until blended. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon into the center of the batter in each cup, pressing it lightly into the batter. Bake for 30 minutes or until centers are set. Place on a rack to cool.
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