Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese’s candy! Quick, Easy and SO GOOD!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese's! Simple and easy brownie recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Chocolate lovers will be happy today! I made Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies this weekend for a friend’s dinner party. I might or might not have gained a few extra pounds… but believe me it was totally worth it!!

I love chocolate chip cookies and brownies… put them together and you have the most amazing treat! This is now my go-to recipe for a quick and easy last minute party dessert.

Just looking at these photos makes me sad that they are all gone. I have a feeling I will be making these again very soon!

How to make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese's! Quick, Easy and SO GOOD! Easy brownie recipe.

 

These brownies are so simple to make. The layers of cookies and brownies mix together to create the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies!

Easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies by Amy at LivingLocurto.com #Recipe

 

I couldn’t stop with just brownies and cookie batter. I went crazy and right after they came out of the oven, I topped it with dark chocolate Reese’s Cups candy! This of course is totally optional, but worth it. If you make brownies, you might as well go all out right?

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese's!
Cover your brownies with your favorite candy or nuts. I really loved the dark chocolate candy and so did the party guests!

Easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies by Amy at LivingLocurto.com #Recipe

Print the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies recipe below and watch the video to see just how simple this dessert can be. Pin this page to Pinterest or print and save the recipe for later.  These chocolate treats  are super easy and so delicious. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese’s! Quick, Easy and GOOD recipe!

  • 1 package refrigerated peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1-2 eggs (depends on brownie mix)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups candy
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Press cookie dough evenly into an ungreased 13×9 baking pan.
  3. Pour brownie ingredients in a large bowl and follow box directions for mixing eggs, water and oil. Pour batter over cookie dough and spread evenly around the pan.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes until done.
  5. While brownies are baking, chop candy into crumbs. Sprinkle candy onto the brownies as soon as you take them out to cool. Candy should melt onto brownies.
  6. Let cool and cut brownies.

I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix it only takes 1 egg.

If you can’t find Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie dough, you can make your own from scratch or get Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and add chocolate chips to the brownie mix.

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The Best 15 Minutes of My Day (It’s Snack Time)

A few months ago I got some BAD news.

Rachael gave me her gluten allergy.*

For a cookie/cake/donut loving person like me, I took it pretty hard. I ate bacon for a week to soothe my sad soul. Then I had MORE than my fair share of lackluster gluten-free treats.

There was a treat-sized hole in my heart.

UNTIL NOW.

Let me introduce you to your new favorite food obsession.

Yes, I said “food obsession” —you know, the food items that you’re SO EXCITED about, that you plot and plan when you’ll enjoy them next.

Meet Oui by Yoplait French style yogurt.

A new, luscious French style yogurt that is deliciously thick and subtly sweet—the sort of spoonful that makes you look down, do a double take, and think…OH MY STARS, THIS IS GOOD.

And then take another bite to confirm that you weren’t, in fact, dreaming. AND THEN tell all your friends. Because something this good cannot be kept a secret!

Because you’re friends, they are probably exactly like you. Sitting through extracurricular activities and digging through their bag and eating kid snacks, or worse, leftover kid snacks. (Don’t tell me you haven’t been so hungry you’ve wolfed down stale animal crackers from a half-eaten bag in your purse. WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE.)

It’s time for something grown-up and indulgent. It’s time to take a few minutes of downtime for yourself. You’ll be AMAZED at how much 15 minutes can do for you.

Especially if you take that 15 minutes right before the school bus gets home, or perhaps after the kiddos are in bed. Or…my personal favorite, before they wake up in the morning.

Slow down. Have a delicious snack. Let your mind wander. Stare out the window at your favorite view. List three things you’re thankful for.

 Oui by Yoplait comes in eight delicious flavors—strawberry, blueberry, black cherry, vanilla, coconut, lemon, peach, and plain.

My personal favorite combo is coconut with a bit of granola (GF of course.)

RUN, DO NOT WALK.

*I’m kidding. I know you can’t CATCH a gluten allergy.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Oui by Yoplait. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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The Nut Job 2 Movie Popcorn Trail Mix Treats

An easy popcorn trail mix recipe served in waffle cones is the perfect treat! Enjoy these cute free printable ice cream cone wrappers in celebration of The Nut Job 2 Movie.

Summer isn’t over folks! In celebration of the new movie THE NUT JOB 2 in theaters August 11, I made some cute Popcorn Trail Mix Treats!

I’m happy to partner with Open Road Films to to make a delicious recipe and printable ice cream cone wraps to showcase some of the adorable movie characters. I love making trail mix and this simple recipe only takes 10 minutes to make!

THE NUT JOB 2

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back! We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

This looks like a super fun movie that the kids will love. So get out of the summer heat and make some treats before you head out to the movie!

I stocked up on some old mattress springs from a vintage market and finally getting to use them to hold these cute Popcorn Trail Mix Treats.

Putting popcorn trail mix into ice cream cones is just plain fun. Then adding these free printable cone wrappers will make it doubly cute!

My daughter loves animals and when she saw me taking these photos, she let out a loud squeal! So I’m taking that as a success. ha!

Of course you could use these cone wraps for ice cream too!

What you’ll need for this Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe:

  • Popcorn
  • Banana Chips
  • Nuts
  • M&M’s
  • Annie’s Bunny Grahams
  • Yogurt Raisins
  • Waffle Cones

Print The Nut Job 2 Ice Cream Cone Wraps by clicking the links below:

Ice Cream Cone Wraps – Design 1

Ice Cream Cone Wraps – Design 2

Ice Cream Cone Wraps – Design 3

 

After downloading, printing and cutting out your cone wraps, mix all of your snacks into a big bowl.

Fill up your cones, then sprinkle some of your favorite treats on top!

If you want to stand them up like I did, there are all kinds of cute ice cream cone holders on Amazon here.

This popcorn trail mix is so easy to make and looks fantastic on a party table!

Watch The Nut Job 2 trailer and don’t miss this cute movie in theaters August 11!


Popcorn Trail Mix Waffle Cone Treats
 
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An easy popcorn trail mix recipe served in waffle ice cream cones is the perfect no bake treat!
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Popcorn
  • ½ cup Banana Chips
  • ½ cup Nuts
  • ½ cup Annie's Bunny Grahams
  • ½ cup Yogurt Raisins
  • ¼ cup M&M's
  • 6 Waffle Cones
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix all of your snacks into a big bowl.
  2. Fill up your waffle cones with trail mix.
  3. Sprinkle some of your favorite treats on top.

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Buster Moon Pie Muddy Buddies

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Friday is movie night at our house. And it’s becoming a production. It starts with takeout—we rotate who gets to pick (because mediating the inevitable disagreement between two kiddos does not make for a happy Mama) and then we pile up on my bed and watch a movie (also picked by the lucky “featured” family member that week.)

My son has already picked out our movie for this week…

SING!

When we saw this in theaters it inspired MANY sing-and-dance performances by my children for the following weeks.

I’m expecting their love of this show and the songs to evolve into downright obsession.

This movie was so sweet and so fun and warmed my mom heart so much with its messages—be brave, be yourself, never give up—it’s the trifecta of inspirational stories!

I guess I’m pretty excited for Friday night too.

You can pick up your copy of the Sing Special Edition and giggle through three new mini movies and a bunch of musical extras. For the love of pete, this movie has over 65 songs in it! Plus a new song by Stevie Wonder (featuring Ariana Grande.)

You can also win a copy from us at the end of this post!

Since my kids are so pumped, I’m going to up the ante on our Friday movie night tradition and break out a special snack.

I’m calling them Buster’s Moon Pie Muddy Buddies, in honor of our favorite koala/theater owner/musical visionary, Buster Moon, and my favorite chocolate marshmallow combo.

And since I don’t want my kids to start the movie without me, this snack has to come together quick.

Easy enough!

BUSTER MOON PIE MUDDY BUDDIES

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 ¾ cups chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Combine Rice Chex, Golden Grahams cereal, and mini marshmallows in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave for 1 minute and then stir until it is nice and smooth. (Microwave 15-30 seconds longer if needed to get a smooth consistency.)
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture over cereal and marshmallows, stirring to coat.
  5. You’ll have to do the next steps in two batches…
  6. Place half of the mixture in a gallon Ziploc bag with 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  7. Toss bag to coat mixture with powdered sugar.
  8. Remove coated muddy buddies from the bag, and repeat steps 6 and 7 with the remaining mixture.
  9. Allow mixture to cool. Or eat immediately with both hands.

We’re giving you a chance to win a copy of the SING Special Edition Blu-ray (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) for your home theater collection! To enter, just leave a comment below. Say “hello” and we’ll pick one random comment as the winner on Friday, March 31st at 5:00 PM.

*Prizing courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

We LOVE Minions around here so to get my kids excited about eating a healthy snack, I made a Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie!

With a little creativity, a regular smoothie can be an exciting twist on an after school snack or quick breakfast! Plus, I thought these would be adorable healthy treats for a Minions themed birthday party.

How cute would these Minions Banana Smoothie jars look on this Minions party table I styled a while back? Wish I had thought of this then!

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Since Minions are wild about bananas, I attached some Minions mini figurines around the mason jar and my daughter got the biggest kick out of them. ha! You can find them here, or at your local toy store. They make great party favors and cupcake toppers!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

To make the Minion glass, I used a Mason Jar, Black Ribbon and a large Googly Eye. Hot glue the ribbon onto the jar and glue on the eye. Super easy!

If making these for a party with small kids and you don’t want to use glass, you could use clear plastic cups or yellow paper cups.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

We added a few secret ingredients to make this smoothie a little more healthy.

First start with a sliced up banana and a half a cup of yogurt. Freeze the banana ahead of time then you won’t need to add ice!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Then add the secret ingredient… oats!

A Minion Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party or quick breakfast. LivingLocurto.com

Then some ice, half a cup of milk and honey to taste, then mix. I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to make my smoothie look more like a Minion, but you can leave that out if you prefer.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this fun and Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie! Click down below to print the recipe.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

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Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

We LOVE Minions around here so to get my kids excited about eating a healthy snack, I made a Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie!

With a little creativity, a regular smoothie can be an exciting twist on an after school snack or quick breakfast! Plus, I thought these would be adorable healthy treats for a Minions themed birthday party.

How cute would these Minions Banana Smoothie jars look on this Minions party table I styled a while back? Wish I had thought of this then!

Simple and Cute Minions Party Ideas! DIY ideas for a Despicable Me Party or Minions themed birthday. LivingLocurto.com

Since Minions are wild about bananas, I attached some Minions mini figurines around the mason jar and my daughter got the biggest kick out of them. ha! You can find them here, or at your local toy store. They make great party favors and cupcake toppers!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

To make the Minion glass, I used a Mason Jar, Black Ribbon and a large Googly Eye. Hot glue the ribbon onto the jar and glue on the eye. Super easy!

If making these for a party with small kids and you don’t want to use glass, you could use clear plastic cups or yellow paper cups.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

We added a few secret ingredients to make this smoothie a little more healthy.

First start with a sliced up banana and a half a cup of yogurt. Freeze the banana ahead of time then you won’t need to add ice!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Then add the secret ingredient… oats!

A Minion Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party or quick breakfast. LivingLocurto.com

Then some ice, half a cup of milk and honey to taste, then mix. I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to make my smoothie look more like a Minion, but you can leave that out if you prefer.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this fun and Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie! Click down below to print the recipe.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

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