Christmas gifts come in many shapes and sizes. A friend of mine extended her hand to me with a gift in it……a “cookies in a jar” gift topped with a beautiful gingham fabric and a straw tie. And attached to the tie, a recipe card. What a nice surprise.
The holidays are over now and I’ve been using that filled gift jar to decorate my kitchen for the last couple weeks. I needed a sweet treat around the house yesterday, so I picked up the pretty jar, looked over the contents of the recipe and brought out my mixer. Yep, I had all ingredients needed.
First came the butter and peanut butter. Next the eggs.
Top to bottom layers: white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, chopped mixed nuts, white sugar, brown sugar and flour plus leavening agent. Butter, eggs and syrup came from my refrigerator.
YUM YUM YUM!!!
Turned out to be marbled brownies. So delicious, I might add. I just HAD to serve up a bar while warm. Paired with a cup of doctored coffee, it was more than delicious! Heavenly.
Mrs. Hen and baby chick agree me.
So try the recipe. At the same time, get out a jar and make a gift for a friend. What an encouragement that will be to someone who isn’t expecting a thing, which happened to me! You’ll make them smile, more than once.
Let’s make 2018 a year of warm surprises. 🙂
- ½ C butter, softened
- ¼ C peanut butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 jar marbled peanut butter brownie mix:
- ½ C white chocolate chips
- ½ C mixed nuts, chopped
- ½ Chocolate chips
- ¾ C brown sugar
- ¾ C white sugar
- 1¾ C flour
- 1 t soda
- 1 t salt
- 1 C chocolate syrup
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- In mixer, blend butter and peanut butter, add in eggs and blend
- Add all other ingredients except syrup and blend.
- Pour half batter into 9"x13" greased pan.
- Drizzle syrup on top batter
- Spoon rest of batter on top.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”