I have heard some people say that certain people can "make you" or "break you". I say the only person who can do either of those things is yourself. I believe strength comes with age, with age comes wisdom. As I have gotten older I have become a very strong person. I think back about how I didn't used to be and realize I have come a really long way. That doesn't mean that I don't have my moments of weakness. There are people out there who would love to break someone who is high on life and happy with themselves. Instead of hating those people though, I pity them. I pity them because they have no idea what it really means to be happy.
Things that make me happy? The number one thing is my kids. I'm so darn proud of them I could just burst. They are young, so they are still working on their lives. They still have a lot to learn, but the one thing they do have going for them is they both have their mom and their dad to support them in times of despair AND in happiness. Like many parents, my kids are my life. I will do anything it takes to be there for them no matter what they may need!
I will do the simplest things to make my children happy..... like making these brownies! It's my feeling that nothing shows love like home baked goodness. I believe my children have learned the lesson of how to show their mom the love too.
A few nights ago when Chris was here, he helped me make the Loaded Peanut Butter Brownies by chopping the peanut butter cups for me. My right shoulder/neck/arm has been bothering me, and as a result of this, I am not able to do things around the house as I have been able to in the past. He was such a good son and helped me clean the flour that spilled on the floor and didn't show any impatience with me for being so clumsy. His patience surely shows how much he loves his mom!
I made these brownies for Chris because he was having a hard time he told me he wanted brownies. These brownies are the best of all brownies and I knew these were just what he needed. These are definitely not low in fat or calories, but when you are in need of comfort, calories don't count!
Loaded Peanut Butter Brownies
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
- 1 cup butter melted
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups chopped mini peanut butter cups
- ½ cup Reese's pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with mini Reeses pieces
- Bake in the preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 minutes.
- Remove, and cool pan on a wire rack before cutting.
- Store in an air-tight container.
I could use some of those right now! Why not send me some? 🙂
Sorry for your loss. Nice post and delicious looking brownies.
Sometimes chocolate is the best medicine. I hope everything gets better. These brownies look delicious!
I already feel better after reading this post! The brownies look superb!
Beautiful story and tribute. The brownies look delicious 😉
Chocolate is good. Chocolate and peanut butter is divine. When I got down to the peanut butter cups and Reesses pieces I knew you baked a piece of Brownie Heaven. Now I can't decide if I want to go out to the woods to take photos or stay in and bake a batch of these.
I hear you about kids. I love mine dearly and they're the most important part of my life. Still I can't help calling them my 'dear little life sucking parasites' 🙂
I'm sorry for your loss, I know what it is like to lose someone close to you or have days where you feel like you hit rock bottom.
That is what makes us stronger as a person. You and I have one thing well many things in common! but that common thing is : a Positive outlook on life! Which is great because this is why you are happy as a person 🙂
I love your reeses brownies, they definitely happy brownies!
Marie sounds like someone who will always be remembered.
What is also memorable are these brownies. Nothing will get us down but these will keep us high on life:D
Burp and Slurp~!
I send my condolences. but I loved this post, it touched me in places other than my appetite. but that said, that brownie looks YUM!
I am sorry for your loss.
How fun that you made these with your son - I am sure they brightened his day right up.
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Marie sounds like she was a wonderful woman.
These brownies look so moist and yummy! I wish I had one right now to enjoy with my coffee. 🙂
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's true: sometimes there's nothing better than a bit of chocolate to make you feel better. Looks like these brownies have healing powers. I just happen to have chopped Reese's left in my fridge from the Reese's Blondies I just posted about, and I can't wait to try your brownie recipe! These look divine. I hope you start to feeling better soon!
Just looking at these makes me happy!
Condolences to you and your friend's family for your loss.
Kids definitely are the best party of life! The brownies look sinfully delicious!
A beautiful post, HoneyB.
My heart is with you.
Shelby, sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful lady and friend.
These brownies look fantastic. I love the photo!
So sweet that Chris could be cheered by these, but I think it was because of YOU!
The Hungry Mouse
Sorry to hear about your loss, honey pie. I'm right there with you on the chocolate. These look amazing.
Shelby - I am sorry that you have been having some medical problems. I love this post for so many reasons! Your Chris is a sweetie, wonder where he gets it from? 🙂 My condolences on the loss of your friend.
Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try it soon!
What a beautiful post! Truly touching!
My thoughts are with you and the family and friends of Marie!
Wow the beownies looks so moist and delicious.
I totally agee i think i have gotten stronger now tha i am certain age.
Nanny seem liks she was a wonderful woman.