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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Can there be anything better on a cold snowy day?!

I’m a little “under the weather” and this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate made for me by my sweet younger brother just hits the spot.

Rich, creamy and darker than my photo…well, it’s just delicious and you’ll have to try it for yourself! ¬†ūüôā

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Warm milk and cream in a medium
saucepan over a medium-low heat.

Add chocolate, and whisk until melted and combined.

Continue to warm mixture until thick, about 5 minutes. Whisk in
peanut butter until smooth.

Pour into mugs and enjoy!


Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie

A few nights ago I made this for my Mom. 

It is similar to the recipe she’s made many times over the years for Thanksgiving.¬† It was delicious!¬† I kept out some of the custard filling, that’s why the pie is not as thick as it could be.¬† I was kinda proud of my meringue, tho!¬†


Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie

1 (9 inch) pie crust, pre-baked

1 cup white sugar

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tablespoons flour

1 pinch salt

3 eggs, separated

2 cups milk

4 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup white sugar


Preheat oven to 400¬ļ F (200¬ļ C).

To Make Chocolate Custard: In a large saucepan or double boiler combine 1 cup of sugar, cocoa powder, flour, and salt.  Mix well, then stir in egg yolks and milk.  Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has the consistency of pudding.

Stir vanilla extract and butter or into custard.   Pour mixture into baked pie shell.

To Make Meringue: In a medium glass or metal bowl whip egg whites until foamy.  Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks (I used the Kitchenaid for this).   Spread meringue over chocolate custard, covering completely.

.Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes, until meringue is golden brown.   Cool before serving.


Another Brownie Recipe


Honest, that’s the title of this recipe.¬† I considered calling it Easy One Bowl Brownies, but decided to go with what I wrote down on the card.¬† This is another from my vintage recipe collection.

This recipe is very forgiving and I have made substitutions in the past with great results.

Another Brownie Recipe
1 stick butter, melted ( I have used 1/2 cup oil or 1/2 cup applesauce)
5 T cocoa ( I used 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate)
2 eggs
3/4 c flour
1 cup sugar (I added 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1/2 cup pecan pieces, optional

Mix all together.  Pour into 7 x11 dish for thicker brownies. 

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.