Banana Brownies with chocolate chips

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Banana Brownies with chocolate chips are a great recipe to make, especially if you have bananas that are going bad. I wanted to try and make these again after not making them for a while, and I was very pleased with how they turned out. It is a great treat to eat for breakfast or as a snack.

 

Makes approximately 20

Ingredients for the Brownies:

1 ½ cups of sugar

1 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup of softened butter

2 eggs

3 to 4 mashed bananas

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups of flour

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup of walnuts or chocolate chips

Instructions for Brownies:

  1. Heat oven to 375F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 glass pan.
  3. Mix together the following ingredients until creamy: sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs.
  4. Add bananas and vanilla extract.
  5. Blend flour, baking soda, salt for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  8. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Ingredients for the Brown Butter Frosting:

1/2 cup of butter

4 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. milk

Instructions for Frosting:

  1. Boil butter until light brown.
  2. Remove from heat, and whisk together the remaining ingredients: powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
  3. Spread the frosting over the warm bars.
  4. ENJOY!!!!!

© 2018 Sundown Pointe

 

 

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate covered peanut butter balls, also known as Buckeyes in some countries, are a great recipe to make during any time of the year, especially during the holiday season. I wanted to try out the Chocolate covered peanut butter balls this year, and was very pleased with how they turned out. I also used my kitchen aid for this recipe because after adding the third cup of powdered sugar, the mixture became hard to mix. So, I highly recommend using a Kitchen Aid for this recipe.

Makes: Approximately 30

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of peanut butter

½ cup of butter (softened)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 cups of powdered sugar

8 oz. of melting chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract together with the Kitchen Aid mixer.
  2. Slowly add a cup of powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, but making sure to mix well each time.
  3. Once all the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, put it in the freezer for a few hours, or overnight.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Pull the peanut butter mixture out of the freezer and start making balls with a small scoop. Then, place the peanut butter balls onto the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Once you have made all of your balls, stick toothpicks into the peanut butter ball before placing them back into the freezer to harden.
  7. Melt your chocolate. Personally, my favorite way to do this is by using Wilton’s melting chocolate pot. Of course you can use a double boiler, or a saucepan with either a metal or glass bowl on top with about 1 inch of water.
  8. One at a time, dip the peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate using the tooth pick, so they are fully coated. Place them back on the parchment paper.
  9. When all of the peanut butter balls are coated, place the cookie sheet back in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes to make sure the chocolate coating is hard.
  10. Enjoy!!!!!

Note: If peanut butter mixture becomes too soft while rolling, stick back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

© 2017 Sundown Pointe